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Paihia Harbour

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Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 800 397 567
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Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 800 397 567
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Paihia for one week in timeshare. Weather was typical winter but doesn't detract from places to visit or eating out

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great trip with Fullers around the Islands out to the hole in the rock. Great commentary but couldn't always hear it as our fellow Asian travelers were talking exceptionally loudly and not listening to the commentary at all. The Fullers team were very...More

Thank Jen081208
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The recent upgrade has done wonders! Has now blended the Wharf & waterfront with the town. Wonderful place to wander, wine & relax!

Thank sherma2017
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

First visit to The Bay of Islands and it's beautiful even in winter. Wonderful walks around to do. Great places to eat and great boat trips.

Thank Catiles2
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Area along the Harbour was beautiful. Lovely to walk. Up the stairs to the lookout is lovely and the beach a short walk away. Shops worth a look through. The town is a very welcoming friendly community.

Thank kelvinandamanda
Reviewed 10 August 2017

lovely area to just stroll around. Well signed for toilets and information services. Area is clean and well maintained

Thank margaret l
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Beautiful amazing views, friendly people, great restaurants, excellent fishing. I'd definitely visit again

Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This was a great place to have a good look around the views are great and if you know the history it certainly adds depth to the place.

Thank ggmiller1965
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Fantastic harbour. Park the car or walk from your accommodation around town there is the Wharf were you can watch the boats come and go, just past the wharfside buildings and the helicopter landing area is the local toliets made by the community, climb the...More

Thank getdihere
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely day on the harbour just watching the world go by drinking hot coffee from a wee bar opposite. What lovely people the New Zealander's are I cannot speak highly enough of them. Paihia is absolutely charming and a must see while...More

Thank Meg C
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8 March 2017|
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Response from lorib91 | Reviewed this property |
You can fly from Auckland to Rotorua. I don't think there are flights from Rotorua to Piahia. There is a bus route, about 8 hrs travel time. We rented a car and drove to Piahia from Auckland to stay a couple of nights... More
13 February 2017|
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Response from helen_greig | Reviewed this property |
there are several hole in the rock cruises fas tjet if you do not mind the bumps The hole in the rock cruise which is more sedate and you often encounter dolphins The cream trip that goes around the islands and also in the... More
Maggie N
4 April 2016|
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Response from Valerie037 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we were not there for New Years Eve - spent it in Auckland. Great fireworks there from the Sky Tower building!