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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The are several good choices of boat rides or helicopter ride to see the harbour. Accommodations here are not expensive at all, and mostly having a kitchen. There is a good Chinese style restaurant with a good value buffet. Also, a small super market for...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During the day Paihia is a delightful town. At night it is petrifying, pitch black streets with nobody around. Walking back to the hotel from a bar a car followed us back before stopping and screaming things at us and getting out of the car...More

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paihia is beautiful. Every visit is just mind blowing. The harbour is beautiful. The line of restaurants and shops are gorgeous. Great food and tour options are available too. Also the waitangi grounds too is just the corner.

Thank Kiran K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful accomodation, foods, sights, great for all ages, walking along beaches or skimming the Harbour.. so relaxing place, very courteous people.

Thank sally l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place from where all island tours starts from here. Lot of bars and restaurants are there with ocean view sitting. Beautiful gardens and plenty of activities for family and kids adjacent. This is the official bus stop of Paihia. 1-2 hours can...More

Thank bkdashbbsr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The harbour area is worth visiting and is directly adjacent to the main shopping, dining and entertainment areas. The harbour is accessible to all and is very well maintained. Several firms operate sightseeing boats and the chance to see/swim with the dolphins in the bay....More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small charter for fishing is ideal. One on one and not too crowded which makes for an enjoyable time.

Thank lesleysealite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our accommodations had beautiful views overlooking the harbour. There are B&B's, motels and hotels to fit all budgets. Some good restaurants too. Safe to walk along the beach.

Thank mmehall79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a tour, I went on a cruise round the bay. Before the tour, there was about an hour or so to walk around the town. It was a lovely little town with nice shops and restaurants and cafes. the time I visited...More

Thank Nadheera D
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We visited Piahia town and harbour while on a cruise in February. It was a very pretty little town with lots of shops, restaurants and fast food places, but it was very busy. We tried to get a table in several restaurants but they were...More

Thank Linda A
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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
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4 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!