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.
Te Tiriti Resort is the ultimate all-year round relaxation destination situated in the cultural heart of the stunning Bay of Islands. The Resort caters for all travelling guests. We offer free parking & Wi-Fi, SKY TV and a salt water swimming poolView Details View Rates & Availability
Best beachfront location available. Attention to detail and quality. 30 years experience in local tourist and accommodation industry just waiting to share this private and idyllic setting with you. 2 toy poodles and 1 cat on site all very friendly.View Details View Rates & Availability
Waitangi Holiday Park offers fun and affordable Bay of Islands camping accommodation, on the banks of the Waitangi River, close to Te Tii Beach. We are the only holiday park within walking distance to Paihia Township, Treaty Grounds & a supermarket.View Details View Rates & Availability
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
Journey to the top of the North Island – Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach (Te Rerenga Wairua) and uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Maori culture and legend.View Details View Rates & Availability
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
This short late afternoon sailing in the Bay of Islands on board this iconic tall ship is an ideal way to start your evening.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
The Bay of Islands has the warmest waters in New Zealand, making it the perfect location for swimming with dolphins. Join our experienced crew aboard our small jet propelled boat for your chance to swim with these amazing creatures.View Details View Rates & Availability