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Paihia Harbour

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Address: Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
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Lovely place

Lovely place to be, fantastic views, plenty of boat trips on offer. Happily go again. Surrounded by shops and plenty of food outlets.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place to be, fantastic views, plenty of boat trips on offer. Happily go again. Surrounded by shops and plenty of food outlets.

Thank pjtBedfordshire
Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The setting is simply stunning. The Harbour itself didn't really have much to offer than a large information site for activities.

Thank christine l
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a full-on day diving my friend and I walked to the harbour for dinner. After refuelling on fish and chips we went for a wander. The harbour had a great atmosphere, with just the right amount of people around. The highlight had to be walking along the pier/jetty area and seeing a huge manta ray swim on by. We... More 

Thank Kelsey M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful day out on the water with Fullers Great Sights. 1. Cruise in the Morning was Cliffs and Caves. 2. Cruise was a special Cruise to Farewell the biggest Cruise Ship ever to come to New Zealand. Paihia Harbour is always wonderful. there is so much to see and so much to do. You can shop, you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the opportunity to go on a 4 hr dolphin cruise and trip of the harbour. Beautiful day with what turned out to be wonderful weather. We had a ball. Found dolphins after 2 hours - but well worth it. We loved the experience. (Don't forget to take a jacket - the breeze can be a little chilly)

Thank Naomi G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see do and eat down near the harbour... you can walk along from beach to beach too which is nice and also pram friendly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip across the harbour to Russell is definitely a must do experience. We caught the fast ferry over and a slower one back. Definitely worth it.

Thank Sandy S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately for the locals there was a power cut due to vandals when we visited from our cruise ship so it made life difficult for them. We did enjoy the local craft markets and although we had to pay with cash we managed to find a sandwich for lunch from a local bakery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is delightful to wander round this little harbour, lots of bustle and activity. There is a good choice of bars and eateries around it. There is even a helicopter pad , for trips over the bay. There plenty of boats for tours round the bay and ferries over to Russell

Thank Milliemax64
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole harbour area of Paihia is a delight to wander around. There is plenty to see, there is a real bustle about the place and you will be well entertained.

Thank IanMac1960

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