Welcome to Paihia
Paihia is the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. It is 60 kilometres north of Whangarei, located close to the historic towns of Russell and Kerikeri.
Places of Interest in and around Paihia
Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is a New Zealand enclave encompassing more than 140 subtropical islands next to the country’s North Island. It’s known for its undeveloped beaches, big-game fishing and Maori cultural artefacts. It’s also home to the 19th-century whaling port of Russell, whose waterfront promenade is lined with remnants from its days as the country’s first colonial capital.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Protected site of the signing of the first accord between the British Crown and the Maori people. For more information please www.waitangi.org.nz
Rainbow Warrior – Ship
Rainbow Warrior was a former UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food trawler called the Sir William Hardy.
Popular spot for scenic photos & kayaking near a small waterfall, with benches & picnic tables.
Dune Rider – Explore Group
Headquarters for guided coach tours including sand dune boarding & visits to beaches & a lighthouse.