Things to Do in Paihia with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Paihia, New Zealand

Things to Do in Paihia with Kids

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  • Roxanne and Jeff
    4 contributions
    Both my husband and i enjoyed the tour around the Treaty grounds with Hemi and the cultural experience was worth it. Thank you all for that.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand448 contributions
    I bet this gets crazy busy in summer season. Great views and on a nice day you could easily spend a couple of hours here soaking it up.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • howmanyroads19
    21 contributions
    A beautiful island. It was a bit muddy after all the rain we had but still worth the visit. I would love to go back.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Robyn
    Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
    Friendly staff who were very helpful and able to book our tour straightaway. They were happy to answer our many questions and steer us in the right direction.
    Written 21 January 2022
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  • 917fosterp
    1 contribution
    Had my second visit to the Waitangi MTB Park, with my teenage daughter this time. She was pretty nervous but Georgie put her at ease. Making a booking and renting the bikes was super easy and Jonny and Georgie are friendly and knowledgeable. The full suspension ebikes are awesome and super easy to ride. We had a great ride in a beautiful part of the country. Stoked to ride this park again. Thanks J & G and the Waitangi MTB Park team!
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • 0330penny
    Raglan, New Zealand12 contributions
    clear water and beautiful fish, local knowledge with friendly crew who were happy to share their advise and also work with our wishes.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Maycon
    Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
    I had a beautiful experience with them and Prashant ( instructor) made me feel more comfortable and happy, thanks a lot !!!
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • HamedJaf2022
    1 contribution
    It was an amazing experience. Relaxed, fun, exciting, and also informative with cool information about sailing. Worth every dollar of the money. Thanks Like and Rachael. :)
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Danni
    Paihia, New Zealand3 contributions
    Great fun in the air! Much more relaxing than expected.
    Staff also communicated well when we had to post pone 30 mins due to weather
    Written 16 April 2021
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  • Karaskar
    Coatesville, New Zealand86 contributions
    Our family trip on the R Tucker Thompson was possibly the most fantastic thing we did all year! The crew are wonderful and very knowledgable. We helped to rig the ship, steer and even climbed to the front of the bow sprit and the rigging - including our 10 year old son and 12 year old daughter who both made it to the yard arms, about 20m up the mast! We stopped at a gorgeous bay and lept from the ship via a swing tied to the yard arm. We went on to collect Kina and then ate them on board after the marvalous lunch provided by the crew. Under sail the ship made nearly no noise. A beautifully tuned and smooth ride. Hats off to the crew and the build of the ship.

    Go, do it, you won't regret!
    Written 4 January 2021
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  • DesAtkins2022
    Gisborne, New Zealand1 contribution
    Our whanau loved the entire experience! Went out with our three small ones and everyone had the best time!! Highly recommend!
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • KubaKochan
    Dunedin, New Zealand8 contributions
    Amazing! Highly recommended.
    Very relaxing activity, calm and quiet once you're up in the air, stunning views, friendly crew.
    Written 19 December 2021
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  • Lorraine
    10 contributions
    Brilliant trip from start to finish. The skipper and crew were welcoming, friendly and brilliant at getting us confidant on the catamaran which enabled us to enjoy the day fully. We watched a pod of dolphins swimming and playing. We couldn't swim with them as they had a baby with its mother, but we watched for the allotted time. The information the crew were able to give us was brilliant. It made the most of the wildlife we encountered during the day. We moored off Motorua Island and were transferred to land by swimming or dinghy. The walk to the top of the Pa gave stunning 360 degree views of the Bay of Islands. Then back for a BBQ'd lunch on board before sailing back to Paihia. Fantastic. When we return to New Zealand we will look forward to sailing with Carino again. Thank you Vanessa and your crew.
    Written 23 April 2019
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  • Carolyn Burcham
    Orange, Australia413 contributions
    Visited the crowded markets & then the clean shops. Had a lovely lunch at a rib restaurant. The staff where very kind & friendly. It was soon time for use to go back to the ship but we had a great day out! Would definitely like to spend more Than 7 hours there ... maybe ( days & visit the top/north island of New Zealand! Lovely social place.
    Written 19 March 2020
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand448 contributions
    Best way to see the islands in the bay. Rich met us at the wharf and gave us some warmer tops to put on plus a jacket which was appreciated. We did 2 1/2 hour trip and is the most expensive trip we have done but was so worth it. It was really scary at first as I had never ridden a jet ski, but Rich is very patient and explains things really well. We had a lot of fun going around so many islands and Rich would tell us what they were and some information. Stopped on the the big island at the cafe (wow what a spot) and had a coffee (should have had a beer) and that was really nice. This turned out to be a highlight of our northland trip and I would go again and maybe longer. Have done a boat trip years ago and did not enjoy it, this was amazing. Such a friendly guy and nice to chat to. Made to feel very welcome.
    Written 12 March 2022
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