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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 6 days ago via mobile

I came to Paihai while doing some volunteer work at the Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway. I am pleased I chose the location, beautiful even this time of you. Good restaurants and many entertainments. Excellent for families. I will be coming back!

Thank Leighton R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a spectacular location, the gateway to cruising the islands! Had an awesome time topped off with a fantastic cruise on a working tall ship, the RJ Tucker, one of the highlights of our entire NZ trip!!

Thank tonyivo8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and had wandered down to see what was about in Paihia, which is very small. The harbour was also small but did have some restaurants and gift shops as well as ferry terminals. We wondered about looking in the gift shops and the...More

Thank AndyMunch
Reviewed 1 week ago

The harbour is a great place to visit. There are many places to eat or relax as well as plenty information regarding things to do.

Thank Kobus R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, charming resort that is a great winter base from which to explore Northland. Bet it's busy in summer, but out of season, it's delightful and friendly.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honeymooned in Paihia in 1973 and revisited Paihia. They put on great weather and we enjoyed seeing the area again. Visited the Hole in the Rock again - an enjoyable trip. Loved seeing Russell and eating at a waterfront restaurant. The food at Paihia was...More

Thank Mothy43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there late evening and early morning so there weren't many people out. The area is beautiful and peaceful. Nice place to spend a night or two.

Thank Abby N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after driving across visiting variety of sight seeing , time to relax and take a stroll and this place tends to be great sort. variety of smiles to greet on the walkway making you more happy :) lot of water front cafes, bar to make...More

Thank Himanshu M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well groomed lawns and buildings all clean and well presented. Even though it's off peak holiday season the town was buzzing and very much alive. Plenty of sightseeing businesses available, cafes, restaurants etc. Ferry rides to Russell and even boat and cycle hire. Historic buildings...More

Thank Imageline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful day to go across a spectacular harbour a ferry ride you actually get to see a lot of this place go on do it you will love it!

Thank aage0rge
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Hi- how do I get from Auckland to Roturua stay a night in Roturua and then head on to Paihia stay a night there and then head back to Auckland on April 3 evening.
8 March 2017|
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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
The Rock cruise - anyone been on it?
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
Are the New Years Eve fireworks held at the harbor? Where are the best places to view them?
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!