Things to do in Paihia

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Things to Do in Paihia


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What travellers are saying

  • Ian S
    Old Beach, Australia358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went here in February 2024, even though Tripadvisor keeps showing the date as January. This is the 3rd time I have had to do this Review.
    We selected the Experience Pass which was valid for 2 days and included a guided tour and a Cultural Performance. The guided tour provided headsets, so we were easily able to hear the tour guide at all times. Shane was very good and full of information which he explained clearly. The Cultural Performance was excellent and very well presented with photo opportunities with the performers afterwards.
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • Anse P
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved it! Stayed at Busby Manor. Highly recommended. Visited Russell via the car ferry, had the most delicious lunch at The Duke of Edinburgh and visit the printing museum as well as the Russell Museum . So informative. KeriKeri market on the Saturday is a must as well as the Parrot Place. Hururu Falls a short walk and beautiful. Lovely walks on the beach every day . Sadly we missed the hole in the wall boat trip but it remains on our bucket list. Worth it!
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • BuzzieFamily
    Kitchener, Canada119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hiking the trails around islands is a great thing to do in New Zealand -- try also Waiheke Island near Auckland (although that one can be very busy) and Quail Island near Christchurch. All three are reachable by nice ferry rides at reasonable prices; in the cae of Urupukapuka, it's about a 40-minute ride. There are many trials on Urupukapuka, but doing the circle island one is terrific. You can do it in 3 hours or so, depending on how long you stop at one of the beaches for a refreshing swim virtually alone even at the height of summer. On the hike, there is something beautiful to see at basically every turn in the trail. And when you get back to the ferry dock, there is a nice bistro with lots of brews on tap after the hike. A great day trip!
    Written 6 March 2024
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  • tammyBaltimore_Md
    Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Right in the heart of this little town, directly to the left where cruise shuttle drops off/picks up.
    Sells ferry tickets and can help you book other independent tours.
    Free wifi but slow
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand890 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You have the option of a long or short walk. The view was worth the walk. It is mainly uphill on the way up, which can be challenging for older people, but easily 30 mins each way on the short track to lookout point.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • MissTinkerbelle
    Christchurch, New Zealand168 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went there for Xmas day service- great vicar who kept the service short and relevant. The church itself is beautiful- stone with stunning stained glass windows. The graveyard is worth a look too
    Written 8 January 2023
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  • nzp0ppy
    New Zealand25,824 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a 21km walking loop with 750 metres of uphill. We did the lookout extension between orongo bay and russell - but i dont recommend it as a must do.

    the section from paihia to opua goes along rocks and boardwalks. it needs to be low or a few hours either side of low tide. it winds in and out of bays. its not well marked after the bridge and then follow the trail and turn right about ten metres after the white fence.
    the boardwalks along the trail are great and its very diverse from coastal, to lovely forest, raupo, mangroves. the last 8km was a disappointing as it seemed to lose the trail and we were walking beside a road, or a scramble up a fenceline.

    Enjoyed lunch in Russell and then ferry back to Paihia. i recommend the walk for any moderate fitness and its a great way to see the area
    Written 5 November 2023
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  • Mangakura
    Auckland, New Zealand158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stockyard Point is a community lead initiative. Seating, free bbq’s a play area. Right in the beach. There is even a waterfall!
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • Peter H
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have no idea why this course gets such a low rating. I have been a golf travel writer for many years playing around the globe and found the Waitanga course very interesting, in someplaces rather tricky (narrow fairways and small greens) but all in all, this is a place I would recommend to any golf traveller. The backnine provide great views to the Bay of Islands and the holes offer the chance to open your shoulders. The putting surface at the 11th and 14th reminded me of some cape greens at Pebble Beach and Teeth of the Dog - simply breathtaking.
    A word to the post of Joanne W: Yes, I experienced the same at the reception. The man didn't offer a cordial welcome, no information for a first time visitor and behaved borderline rude. As a former golf director I would well advise him to go shopping for another job where he does not have to deal with 'intruding' guests from abroad. Fortunately this did not affect the fun we had on this early spring day!
    Written 26 December 2023
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  • PBPG
    Yorkshire, UK6,553 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Propeller from HMNZS Canterbury that was decommissioned in 1971 and sunk as a dive wreck in 2007. Worth a look if you are in Paihia
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • mdc12963
    Wellington, New Zealand47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is an interesting time walk learning the history of Waitangi and Pihia
    However t wad told that the time walk started at the treaty house and you have to pay to go into it.

    Also some of it was confusing unless you downloaded the app af some of the markers are accross from the sights
    Written 1 August 2023
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  • Karen
    Rotorua District, New Zealand8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an experience! Delux indulgence the package was called and indulgent were the treatments. Both Ameree and Demelza were focused on our ultimate comfort and relaxation. Thank you for a perfect day.
    Written 4 April 2024
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