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The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture. Useful as a jumping off point for exploring the diversity of water-based activities on offer--from cruises to kayaks to dolphin-watching trips--Paihia's active wharf serves as the point of departure for many experiences across the historically important and culturally rich Bay of Islands. Our New Zealand trip itinerary planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Top Paihia tours
The Cream Trip - Day in the Bay BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $92
Duration: 7 hours
Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $109
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $124
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Golf in Paihia
Duration: 4 hours
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