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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 1 week ago

Lovely sunny day people in water and on the water. Lots of families picnicking. Beautiful views to Russell. lovely walk around the road.

Thank Glenny49
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real pearl of a harbour, always something happening, from boats to helicopters to parasailing. Great jetty with restaurant at the end, which overlooks the bay.

Thank homedreams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely relaxing beautiful harbour to spend a few days in. Boats to the islands are avaiable, and lots of very good restaurants. Also there seems to be a mixture of hobbies such as cycling fishing etc. Thourghly enjoyed my visit.

Thank joanalex9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place highly recommended would love to have stayed longer. Will be back for sure. Many things to do in the area.

Thank shadiath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The harbour is pristine and frames the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands.There are many helpful tourism options located in this pretty harbour. The operators are most friendly. Also lots of delicious food is available close to the harbour.

Thank 140jeffreyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really scenic walk. There's a footpath along the road side which makes the walk really easy or the sand if you'd prefer the beach. Around the central hub, the pier area is worth a look.

Thank rushing-man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely harbour that provides a beautiful backdrop to the coastal road and Paihia Village. A wide variety of activities ate in offer to suit the needs of all visitors.

Thank jonspil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is what it is... a tranquil seaside setting surrounded by verdant hills and big sky. There is always something going on - ferries, helicopter, fishing boats, sail boats. And beaches to walk along or go for a swim (best in summer?)

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean, area with a few dining restaurants and bars. Buildings all in keeping with tradition, a few tourist shops, booking office, ferry terminal, nice to wander round.

Thank markilee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here off season. The wharf contains a few good restaurants. It's suitable to explore, but it's small.

Thank Bornean
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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
14 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
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!