Things to Do in Paihia with Kids

THE 10 BEST Family & Kid Activities in Paihia

Things to Do in Paihia with Kids

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  • Ian S
    Old Beach, Australia339 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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  • 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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  • Matt
    Taupo, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend. Great time on the water seeing the bay, on a character sailing ship, felt like a pirate! 🤣 Oh, arrrrgh…
    Crew great, service great, very cool. Would definitely do it again.
    Cheers!🍻
    Written 21 January 2024
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  • Philip S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was such a fun trip. The captain, Sarah, was so funny and had so many great stories, and the crew person, Michelle, was so helpful and informative. The trip was so relaxing, and the scenery was beautiful. We spent two hours on the island of Moturua, which gave people the opportunity to snorkel, hike, paddle board, or just relax on the beach. I highly recommend this tour if you are in Bay of Islands.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • Liz T
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely wonderful morning. Great and helpful crew. I throughly enjoyed my morning. The trip itself was fantastic .. saw lots and visited 2 islands and had an opportunity to walk and explore. Highly recommended
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • Paul A
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning day trip taking in the Bay of Islands with the Hole in The Rock, Otehei Bay and many other islands. Sighted dolphins and flying fish

    Skipper Kate was a charming and very funny host in addition to showing of her skills to get us through the hole in choppy water was incredible
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • Tha W
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked this on a whim after reading about it in the lonely planet (I know right, retro AF) for the next day. There is something truly blissful about this wee trip out into the most gorgeous part of NZ I've seen so far. I think that the price range leaves you with a lush group of people as opposed to those who might be more used to chartering boats for weeks at a time and this led to a lovely mix on board. I was travelling on my own and was a little worried that it was mainly families but that was brand. The team are super attentive and chatty throughout. The activities are all super accessible and fun. The wine is cheap! Food was great and plentiful. But the relaxed atmosphere makes it in my opinion and I came off feeling so chilled. Might have to apply for a job! Thanks everyone
    Written 15 December 2023
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  • Resort17559929627
    St Helens, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant ride better than an open top bus to see the sights
    The driver was great and very knowledgeable and we felt safe on the bike
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Alipa50
    Wellington, New Zealand1,581 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the fastest boat to the hole in the rock lasting only 90 mins. It was a fast paced adventure bump by bump over the waves. Great commentary from the skipper. Life jackets and shower protective coats provided. This was a fun trip but not for the faint hearted or frail!
    Written 13 April 2023
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  • Lorraine
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • whliu2001
    San Francisco, CA194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Did the parasailing for the first time with these guys. Excellent customer service and great experience. The view from the top is wowing.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Faramarz V
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice and friendly guides, wonderful experience and very supportive guys who ran the tour. Changed the schedule in time because of low tide.
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • Ryan E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked this tour as part of our New Zealand cruise from Australia. We had a blast! Rich was professional and very informative of the islands and their history. Even with the weather being a bit rough on the water and rain, we still had the best time creating some awesome memories. Rich made it very entertaining and would check to make sure everyone was ok to continue. We even got a bit of bonus extra time touring the islands. Highly recommend this company and we will definitely do this again when we go back to bay of Islands.
    Written 11 March 2024
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