Paihia Wharf, Bay of Islands
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Visitors can set off on a dolphin and whale watching safari, walk the ‘island paradise’ of Urupukapuka, experience the bay’s famed ‘hole in the rock’, take NZ’s highest tandem paraglide above the water, all from Paihia Wharf.
Paihia is just 3 hours drive North of Auckland and is known as the jewel of the magnificent Bay Of Islands. Amazing beaches and a host of islands make this an aquatic playground and ultimate retreat.
If adventure is what you seek, you can skydive, parasail, scuba dive or go exploring on a sea kayak. For a true Northland cultural experience, you can paddle a waka up the tidal estuaries of the Waitangi River.
The boat trips that depart from Paihia will allow you to fully experience some of the 144 islands just off the coastline of the aptly named Bay of Islands. The knowledgeable crews will regale you with stories of the rich and vibrant history of the area. Scenic cruises out to the ‘hole in the rock’ at the tip of Cape Brett, are one of the most popular maritime excursions, along with dinner or overnight cruises.
Paihia is the place of friendly locals, cafés & people enjoying life. Whether it's swimming with dolphins, taking in a spot of retail therapy or just lazing under a tree, Paihia's the place for it.
Luxury river front Bed & Breakfast, set in two acres of gardens on the Waitangi river. 10 minutes from Paihia waterfront.View Details
After a multi-million dollar refurbishment, showcasing style, innovation and design this beachfront hotel features panoramic views of Bay of Islands from all guestrooms.View Details
Quality accommodation with views, located just above central Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Bed & Breakfast and self contained apartment available with spectacular views over the village to the islands.View Details View Rates & Availability
We are situated in central Paihia. A modern, fully self-contained, 2 bed-roomed apartment, beside popular beach, offering great views, with a short, flat walk to shops and wharf. Ideal location for exploring the Bay of Islands and further north.View Details
A full day tour from Paihia in our unique Dune Rider vehicle to Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach. Let our drivers immerse you in the culture and history of the area while taking in the amazing scenery. The best day adventure to the Far North!View Details View Rates & Availability
Island Adventurer is our smaller vessel, purpose-built to get you up close and personal to the most remote spots in the Bay of Islands.View Details
New Zealand highest Parasail. All Flights are 1200 Feet. Parasailing in the Bay of Islands is the ultimate way to see this spectacular paradise. It is the perfect activity for the whole family. We also offer private Island tours. Please enquire!View Details
An E-bike or a 49cc Scooter is the best way to get around the Bay of Islands to see it's many attractions. Free delivery to Paihia, Waitangi, Haruru Falls and Opua.View Details