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Paihia Harbour

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Address: Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
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+64 800 397 567
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Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise
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Tandem Parasail Flight over the Bay of Islands
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Half-Day Guided Kayak Tour to Haruru Falls

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A beautiful and friendly place to be!

One of my highlights from my trip to New Zealand. Stunning scenery, lots of outdoor activities, friendly locals!

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Sandy S
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
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One of my highlights from my trip to New Zealand. Stunning scenery, lots of outdoor activities, friendly locals!

Thank Sandy S
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Ideal for an evening stroll down to the town. Plenty of places to eat fish and chips, ice cream or other restaurants available. Plus you can book a tour for the next day

Thank David M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw lots of different islands and disembarked on one and went for an amazing walk up the hill - stunning view. Going through the hole in the rock was exhilerating.

Thank Jill H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Paihia habour is an excellent activity centre for young and old(er). It offers a good range of fishing and sightseeing boat trips and has many other offerings suh as kayaks and parasailing. An interesting activity is the Full Circle Walk where a path around the harbour from Paihia along the coast to Opua Ferry, then back along the other... More 

Thank j0hnty47
Hockley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Paihia, the harbour is a must. Very tranquil place with lovely views and pleasant to stroll around. Totally recommend it.

Thank Ann C
Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice spot been here twice now. Everything easy to find and friendly shopkeepers. As a visitor there are several things that could be improved on. Last time I was here there was a very nice cafe opposite the harbour. Couldn't find one this time. Coffee readily available but either takeaway/bar or restaurant no a proper cafe. There is an... More 

Thank DragonSuz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxing yet interesting with boats and people coming and going all the time. Plenty of shops, eateries and drinking holes to choose from. Markets on Thursdays. Wander down, grab some fish and chips and have a relaxing afternoon.

Thank Greg C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A multitude of dining and shopping options available. Great locals happy to help and show you some great places to visit

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Kerobokan, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Paihia, its a place where the weather not so cold during my travelling around NZ. Relaxing even some said not trendy like russel, but I really like Paihia. cycling around the town and up to the golf course. and one more thing best sunrise.

Thank Hij-Ria
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Paihia a couple of times now and we always find it one of the most relaxing spots to visit. Breakfast on the wharf, take the ferry to Russell, go to the hot pools, visit the treaty grounds. So much to do.

Thank friday_dog

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