Paihia Harbour, Paihia

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Home to some of the area's finest restaurants and most picturesque views, Paihia Harbour hums with activity. Simply relax in one of the gardens or take a trip out onto the blue water to spot dolphins. A number of tours and water sports are offered from the harbor, including sea kayaking and paddleboarding. If you're feeling energetic, stretch your legs with one of the scenic walks that start here; they range in distance and difficulty but all offer superb vistas. For more information about the activities offered, visit the information center. Put Paihia Harbour and other Paihia attractions into our Paihia travel tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We spent a number of day's biking and walking around the harbor, Waitangi, Haruru Falls and many other areas. The ferry was also a highlight as we have not really experienced this often.  more »
  • Make sure you have plenty of time to spend wandering around the harbour. There is much to do, good dining, coffee, arts and crafts, most enjoyable.  more »
  • Saw it first with an early morning see fog, then it lifted, and showed it's true beauty. Went out on a boat to pest free island later in day, and had many amazing walks around enjoying all the views.  more »

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Where to stay in Paihia

As a welcoming tourist town, Paihia offers a range of accommodations suitable for visitors with a diverse set of criteria. Boutique hotels and self-catered apartments dot along the coast, some offering excellent views of the bay on request. While most lodgings are located in the town center, farther out you can find campsites and resorts that, because of the settlement's modest size, still put you within walking distance or a short car journey of the wharf and town center.
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