We are spending a week in Paihia and will use this as a base as we explore NZ for the first time. After this stay we will join a tour group for 3 weeks traveling all over the island. Looking for suggestions of day trips we can take with our car rental and for local activities to do while in Paihia. We have sailed for 30 years and are interested in possible sailing among the area for a day or perhaps a couple day charter. Also of interest is snorkeling for us and a scuba trip or two for myself. Thank you in advance for your suggestions. We will be arriving in early September.