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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even on a soggy weekday, there's no denying the beauty of this part of the world. Make sure you take a cruise - get out on the water and really come to grips with this remarkable corner of NZ.

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

A small place with a big heart in the Bay of Islands. Places to eat, drink and stay. Nice set of shops and supermarket. So a good place to stop before moving north. Roads are windy.

Thank Camille C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is great beach to realx and soak up some rays. There is also plenty of activities to do such asthe helicoptor ride. We did the parasailing which was amazing.

Thank Adam E
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We took a launch trip around the harbour and then on out around some of the islands, and right out to the open ocean, and through the Hole-in-the-Rock. Took a lunch break on one of the island, and then stopped off at Russell for a...More

Thank Denis B
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Had a great visit. Naet shops in walking to distance, many resturants to choose from IF one has time to eat after having to decide what tours to do.the Helicopter flight was aamzing.....a MUST do.

Thank SpeedwellTours
Reviewed 23 July 2018

as we stayed in paihia 3 nights had to check this out.has all the stuff there very nice view of the bay and all the islands,passenger ferry leaves here for russell as well as all your fishing charters etc good spot to chill and i...More

Thank ShaneP1291
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The are several good choices of boat rides or helicopter ride to see the harbour. Accommodations here are not expensive at all, and mostly having a kitchen. There is a good Chinese style restaurant with a good value buffet. Also, a small super market for...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

During the day Paihia is a delightful town. At night it is petrifying, pitch black streets with nobody around. Walking back to the hotel from a bar a car followed us back before stopping and screaming things at us and getting out of the car...More

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Paihia is beautiful. Every visit is just mind blowing. The harbour is beautiful. The line of restaurants and shops are gorgeous. Great food and tour options are available too. Also the waitangi grounds too is just the corner.

Thank Kiran K
Reviewed 24 June 2018

wonderful accomodation, foods, sights, great for all ages, walking along beaches or skimming the Harbour.. so relaxing place, very courteous people.

Thank sally l
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8 March 2017|
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Response from gstingr | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's best driving, renting a car & from Auckland to rotorua is 2:40 mins by car or close to 8 hrs via a bus which will be a whole day wasted if travel by bus. If your staying one day you not gonna see much, we stayed 3... 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
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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!