Best Free Things to Do in Paihia

THE 5 BEST Free Things to Do in Paihia

Best Free Things to Do in Paihia

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  • Melissa Glynan
    Wellington, New Zealand34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Harbour. Easy to walk around and find what you need. A beautiful seaside town with character and lots to do. Amazing.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • BuzzieFamily
    Kitchener, Canada100 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, MD2,419 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 Zealand852 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 Zealand171 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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  • 32807
    Orlando, FL338 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When walking in the downtown area of Bay of Islands (Paihia), it is located right at the boat ferry pier, and carries a wide range of both clothing (Merino) and touristy souvenier items that one can't go home without. Their prices are in line with most retailers, but selection is wide.
    Written 9 October 2019
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