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Where to stay in Paihia

Exploring Paihia

Paihia is a lively seaside town right in the heart of the Bay of Islands. Thousands of visitors come here each summer to enjoy the superb golden sand beaches that are safe for swimming and sun bathing. Visitors can also take many scenic walks, and enjoy a wide range of activities. From here you can head on to discover the many islands of the Bay of Islands and enjoy aquatic activities like sailing, swimming with dolphines or kayaking.

Sights nearby

With its rich historic culture and beautiful landscape and friendly people, there is something for everyone in Paihia.

- Paihia Beach

This is Paihia's main beach and is very popular for swimming and sunbathing. Its central location close to town, its shops and accommodation.It’s a great spot to launch your kayak or sailing boat as well. The annual open ocean water swim between Russell and Paihia finishes here.

- Haruru Falls

Nearby Paihia, are the Haruru Falls. These spectacular falls are a sight worth seeing. The name Haruru means "big noise" and the water falls in a horseshoe shape, making them an even more spectacular sight.

- Opua Forest

Opua Forest offers many walking tracks where visitors can enjoy views of Waitangi, the Bay of Islands and Russell. The tracks are well-maintained track and visitors will even be able to see native birdlife during your walk.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

Being a popular destination among foreign visitors and New Zealanders, Paihia offers a lot of superb dining and drinking options. You will find yourself induling in delicious and fresh local food and of course sampling the local wine! The shops in Paihia offer a wide selection of unique products from high quality souvenirs to tasteful gifts.

Public transport

Transport in Paihia is generally modern, friendly and affordable. Paihia public transport options may include buses, taxis, trains, flights or ferries. Alternatively hire a rental car, motorbike or motorhome.