Best Things to Do in Paihia for Couples

THE 10 BEST Couples' Activities & Things to Do in Paihia

Best Things to Do in Paihia for Couples

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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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  • Karen
    Rotorua District, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an experience! Delux indulgence the package was called and indulgent were the treatments. Both Ameree and Demelza were focused on our ultimate comfort and relaxation. Thank you for a perfect day.
    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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  • Ri R
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super experience. Would recommend everyone to do this. Very friendly staff, they explain everything in detail.
    On their suggestion we changed our jumping height and THANK GOD we did that.
    Definitely go for it.
    (I went much before 2023- I did not have the option to select the dates.)
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Philip S
    2 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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  • Travel28903861345
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Undertook this Salt Air Cape Reinga Half Day Tour from Paihai on 25 March 2024
    Driven to Kerikeri airport in minivan, by a great driver - Jim.
    At the airport we met our pilot for the trip – Johnathon.
    OK, I admit it, to me (in my old age) Johnathon looked way too young to be in charge of flying anything other than a kite…..!!
    Oh boy, was I wrong.
    This young man is a magician with an airplane.
    He skillfully feathered our little plane up - firstly on a paved runway, then up and down upon a grass runway (which wasn’t flat!) and down upon a grass runway which was flat.
    As we flew north, Johnathon piloted the plane to show us the myriad number of bays, scattered townships, farming lands, beaches (including the ‘ninety-mile beach’ (which, chuckle, is really only about 35 miles long!) plantations, the hills and flatlands.
    At one stage we viewed a pod of Dolphins leaping with joyful abandon, relatively close to a deserted shore.
    When flight came close to Cape Reinga, plane was abandoned for a minibus. Johnathon, with same skill shown during flight, drove us to Cape Reinga, then Tatouhou Bay, (where he delighted us with picnic of hot cuppa and muffin) then took us to Te Paki Sand Dunes, before driving us back to plane and undertaking the return flight to Kerikeri Airport - where once again the excellent driving skills of Jim delivered us back to Paihia.
    Johnathon wasn’t just “pilot for the day”. To me, forevermore, he will be the “one in a million” pilot. His skill set is incredible.
    The day was fabulous.
    One cannot go to NZ without:
    • Going to Cape Reinga to view the meeting of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean and to watch their waters mingling,
    • Marveling at the tenacity of the Mauri sacred tree,
    • Walking around the Cape Reinga Lighthouse and its attendant Signpost.
    This tour is most definitely not to be missed.
    It was the highlight of my comprehensive tour of NZ from Stewart Island in the South, to Bay of Islands in the North. Toe to tip of NZ.
    Go for it. You will not regret it.
    Written 5 April 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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  • Dave W
    San Diego, CA47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great set of dives in a fantastic location. Did two dives, the first on the Rainbow Warrior wreck, the second in a nearby reef. Even with a bit of chop on the surface the visibility was good, with both sites offering plenty to see. The crew was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, with the dive master (Craig) providing a thorough dive briefing prior to both dives. I would note that this is a relatively deep dive (as mentioned in Pahia’s description of the site), so if you are uncertain about your skill level you should speak with the dive shop folks before signing up. Also, as space is limited on the dive boat, you will only be able to bring the minimum essentials with you and I would highly recommend bringing water, as they didn’t supply any.

    If you are in the area and looking for a great diving experience I would highly recommend going out with the folks at the Pahia Dive Shop.
    Written 15 April 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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