Exciting Things to Do in Paihia

Top Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Paihia, New Zealand

Exciting Things to Do in Paihia for Thrill Seekers

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  • Doug M
    3 contributions
    I was nervous but Prashant was hilarious which helped me relax. The dive itself was amazing! Would 100% recommend and would definitely do it again. I live in Auckland but would definitely come back to do my next dive here too!
    Written 25 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BlueyFE
    1 contribution
    We hired the private shuttle for a large group and had an amazing time. Although most of us were beginners, we slowly worked our way up to some challenging trails and managed to get 8+ trails in over 3-4 hours. I would definitely recommend the private shuttle if you want to get as much in as possible. Staff were super friendly and helpful, hope to be back soon.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • HilsNZ
    Auckland, New Zealand272 contributions
    We decided to try the trike tour on our last day and I highly recommend it, it ticked all the boxes - fun, learning about the area, value for money and you are left on a high! Mark was knowledgeable, entertaining and we never felt unsafe.
    There is nothing like having that wind blowing in your hair and feeling like you are young again!
    Written 20 March 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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  • 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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  • Jim M
    Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
    We opted for a helicopter scenic flight and landing on the hole in the rock. Pilot was great host and the landing on the hole in the rock was awesome. Short walk around the top and continue with flight. Grat value and experience.
    Written 24 February 2022
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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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  • Angela
    1 contribution
    Had a very good day kayaking for 3 hours. Great scenery. Sam was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Would definitely recommend this to others.
    Written 12 January 2021
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  • RichardHK6181TQ
    Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
    Had a wonderful time with Craig, Emma and Sophia. Super dives on the Canterbury, the Rainbow Warrior and a number of reefs. Professional and super awesome team!!! Had a great experience and look forward to returning. 100% recommended
    Written 15 May 2022
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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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  • Carolyn Burcham
    Orange, Australia410 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 Zealand442 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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  • Kylie O
    Mosgiel, New Zealand113 contributions
    Hired paddle boards for our children ($25/hr) and the service was great from start to finish. All gear was excellent and the kids got some pointers before heading out to make their time as enjoyable as possible. Great experience for third and an hour was more than enough time. Would highly recommend this to other families with teenagers.
    Written 27 December 2020
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  • sherylgary2018
    Porto Recanati, Italy1 contribution
    Valve for money, just a pitty it was raining!! Was a fun trip, good boat, and had lots of room. Only went to 2 spots so maybe could have moved round a bit more for a different look!!
    Written 17 June 2022
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