Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Paihia

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Paihia

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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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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand883 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • bmoulin64
    Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks so much for this wonderful day. Thanks also for the pictures you sent us. It was fantastic, a very small group, interesting explanations regarding the marine life, history of bay of islands, snorkeling was so great, a lot of fish, excellent material for snorkeling, feedind the fish under water, visiting a sort of cave. This couple is really so kind and having a high level of knowledge regarding the fish, shells, and history of the region. I recommand them absolutely, the best snorkeling activity we have done in New Zeland.
    Pierre and Brenda from France
    Written 31 March 2024
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