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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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US$ 756.45*
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3-Day Bay of Islands Trip from Auckland
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US$ 88.59*
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Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise from Paihia or Russell
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US$ 97.68*
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Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip
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  • Average7%
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“catch the ferry” (10 reviews)
“cruise ship” (30 reviews)
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Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 800 397 567
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I wouldn’t say that this was a must see harbour but you couldn’t avoid seeing it if you happen to be in Paihia. Paihia itself is a really nice little village, a couple of streets and lots of bars and restaurants and hotels. I suppose...More

Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great for visiting the islands. Central attraction for tourists. Lovely views. Wide selection of tours, boating etc.

Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 5 days ago

We sat around here eating ice-cream and watched the world go by. Theres plenty going on fishing boats, small cruisers, people booking trips and parasailing, waiting for the Russell Ferry. Local crafts and foods for sale or simply cross the road for more shops and...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The harbour in Paihia has an abundance of boats available for whatever suits your fancy, whether a cruise, fishing, parasailing, or other activity. There were many restaurants nearby offering local seafood, and the central part of town was just across the street.

Thank David S M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The ticket office is here for trips around the Bay of Islands & the small ferry to Russell across the Bay. I don't know that you need to book trips in advance plenty seemed to be buying on the day.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I walked around the harbor while in port on a cruise. They had great local made items in the Market along with some great food and of course the scenery was beautiful. The walk along the water back to the cruise ship...More

Thank lilsnipper102
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy but pretty Harbour. When we visited there were craft tents to browse. Lots of different boat trips to choose from. Kayaking available and helicopter trips. We chose the Hole in the Rock and dolphin trip. We were treated to the best dolphin trip...More

Thank SusanThorn50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little town well worth a visit - nice and relaxing, its larger than you think and has all the modern facilities, we stayed in an AirBNB near to town, lots of restaurants lovely seafood, Jimmy's ribs were also excellent. Some great ocean exploring excursions...More

Thank Erringtong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very small town with a few shops but is a centre for visiting the Waitangi Treaty grounds a short distance away. The harbour is busy with ferries crossing the bay over to nearby Russell. Taking a ferry there is certainly worth the...More

Thank bdon257
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paihia harbour was the first place we visited on arrival in Paihia due to the i-site and other travel agents. There’s lots of information leaflets and offers, gift shops and restaurant. We sat in a restaurant for a drink and snack and just admired the...More

Thank ChFoss94
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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
Maggie N
5 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!