Best Group Activities in Paihia

THE 10 BEST Large Group Activities & Things to Do in Paihia

Best Group Activities in Paihia

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2. Paihia Harbour

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,230
Nature & Wildlife Areas

Crayeater
By Crayeater
Paihia is pretty and easy to walk around and, no matter how brief your stay is, catch the passenger ferry across to...

4. Sandpit Poolroom & Bar

4.5 of 5 bubbles15
Bars & Clubs

LegendsPaihia
By LegendsPaihia
Enjoy music and the pool , lots of laughs and good people, hope to be back soon for more fun and laughs.

5. R. Tucker Thompson

5.0 of 5 bubbles789
Day Trips

Karaskar
By Karaskar
Hats off to the crew and the build of the ship. Go, do it, you won't regret!

6. Skydive Bay of Islands

5.0 of 5 bubbles1,046
Air Tours

137jameeb
By 137jameeb
... thank you all so much for creating a fun and chilled atmosphere allowing myself to relax and have and awesome jump.
Boat Tours

teril964
By teril964
We had great weather, but the thing that made it special were the excellent crew and the informative and helpful folk...

8. Island Getaway Tours

5.0 of 5 bubbles583
Boat Tours

Ch1ckenKebab
By Ch1ckenKebab
Thank you Adam and SSBOI team, and we will certainly be booking again once things return to normal....
Nature & Wildlife Tours

479thaw
By 479thaw
... to those who might be more used to chartering boats for weeks at a time and this led to a lovely mix on board.

11. Explore Group

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,273
Sightseeing Tours

Alipa50
By Alipa50
Great commentary from the skipper.

12. Carino Wildlife Cruises

5.0 of 5 bubbles252
Dolphin & Whale Watching

jtaylor145
By jtaylor145
We were lucky to meet up with dolphins very early in to our trip. Most of the passengers got into the water to swim...

13. Flying Kiwi Parasail

5.0 of 5 bubbles334
Parasailing & Paragliding

whliu2001
By whliu2001
Did the parasailing for the first time with these guys.

15. Tango Jet Ski Tours

5.0 of 5 bubbles197
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

Maccca01
By Maccca01
We were lucky we were able to blast out to Motuarohia Island, Tapeka point, weather awesome great guide!

17. Bay Of Islands Tours

5.0 of 5 bubbles111
Private Tours

trharper
By trharper
Rob was an excellent driver and guide from Bay of Islands Tours for our ~5 hr small group (~25) tour of the Bay of Is...

18. Total Tours

5.0 of 5 bubbles119
Sightseeing Tours

TrueBlueKiwi-NZ
By TrueBlueKiwi-NZ
A great experience, a great tour and a great guide.

19. Bay of Islands Parasail

5.0 of 5 bubbles164
Parasailing & Paragliding

Freedom54677925418
By Freedom54677925418
Great fun, awesome crew on the boat and in office, laid back and fun, yet professional and felt totally safe at all t...

20. Bay of Islands Kayaking

5.0 of 5 bubbles228
Equipment Hire

JoleneRo5
By JoleneRo5
It's a beautiful island to visit and being out on the water is great way to explore it.
Fishing Charters & Tours

craigandkathrynd
By craigandkathrynd
Another fantastic day out with these guys .Jason and Trent know exactly what to do to make an awesome day full of cat...
Speed Boats Tours

christianaQ178FB
By christianaQ178FB
We had so much fun and our boat guide was super nice and attentive.

24. AwesomeNZ

4.5 of 5 bubbles75
Nature & Wildlife Tours

kiwaussie1
By kiwaussie1
Our driver was lovely but commentary was really boring. Tip - take a phone charger lead, the bus has ports. Or spend a...

What travellers are saying

  • 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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  • 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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  • Skyla
    Dargaville, New Zealand6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice place too relax and have a few drinks, they had plenty of pool tables. Although we were waiting a while for the bartender too show up each time for our drinks, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there and will consider coming back in the future
    Written 2 March 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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  • 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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  • 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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