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Paihia Harbour

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Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 800 397 567
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Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 800 397 567
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Some good bars if travelling without kids and nice evening vibe. Beach not worth walking on. Paihia is a good spot to break a long journey with plenty of (overpriced) food and accomodation. Good base for exploring waitangi or other local spots. Avoid the big...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Lovely clean, picturesque harbour. Lots of tour opportunities or just take the ferry to Russell and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the area

Thank Angus L
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went on a fine spring morning. Water as smooth as glass, sun shining, just magic! Took hundreds of photos but none of them do the harbour justice. Spent a couple of hours having coffees within view and could have stayed the whole day. Just gorgeous.

Thank David P
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Loved Paihia- on a sunny day it's a great place to walk the beach, check out the shops & catch the ferry to Russell. Beautiful!

Thank lmv64
Reviewed 22 September 2016

A beautiful entrance to the Bay of Islands. A great stepping off point to explore historic Russell on the passenger ferry "Bay Belle".

Thank GrannyG45
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We caught the Bay Belle from Paihia to Russell and spent a few hours there and then returned on Bay Belle to Paihia. A great way to see some of the bay if your short of time or don't want to pay a fortune on...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful bay with its many islands. The beach is great for strolling, running or whatever your pace. Even has some good skipping stones if you are so inclined. Definitely want to return in the summer.

Thank gobluecanuck
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is definitely the heart of The Bay of Islands & the jumping off point for numerous water based activities. Well worth a couple of days

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We took a great cruise of the islands with a snack lunch - it was delightful and highly recommended. Pick a day that is not to wild

Thank Aprila070
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Paihia Harbour is very well laid out with everything you need. Lots of companies with lots of info. Also Paihia i-SITE

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Response from lorib91 | Reviewed this property |
You can fly from Auckland to Rotorua. I don't think there are flights from Rotorua to Piahia. There is a bus route, about 8 hrs travel time. We rented a car and drove to Piahia from Auckland to stay a couple of nights... More
13 February 2017|
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Response from helen_greig | Reviewed this property |
there are several hole in the rock cruises fas tjet if you do not mind the bumps The hole in the rock cruise which is more sedate and you often encounter dolphins The cream trip that goes around the islands and also in the... More
Maggie N
4 April 2016|
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Response from Valerie037 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we were not there for New Years Eve - spent it in Auckland. Great fireworks there from the Sky Tower building!