Welcome to Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Paihia is located in the Bay Of Islands, Northland, New Zealand. Paihia is the tourist hub of the Bay Of Islands and Northland. Travelling by car, Paihia is approximately one hours drive north of Whangarei.
Paihia, Bay Of Islands was one of the earliest NZ towns, first settled in 1823. Historic Waitangi is just 5 minutes up the road. While Paihia has modernised there are still several historic buildings, most notably the booking agent waterfront building.
Paihia Activities and Things to Do
Paihia is full of action! The gateway to the Bay Of Islands, you can book all your tours and sightseeing from the numerous information centres and booking agents.
All Bay Of Islands cruises, fishing charters and boat activities depart from Paihia wharf. A visit to one of the information centres will offer you literally hundreds of options for Paihia Fishing. The Bay Of Islands are synonymous with Big Game Fishing. If its Marlin and Swordfish you want to catch, try your luck on a Fishing Charter boat.
On the Paihia waterfront is a unique Aquarium and Restaurant. On a fine day try Parasailing in the Harbour. For the less adventurous there are dozens of island cruises departing throughout the day. Spend some time exploring the bay on a cruise.
Paihia has safe swimming beaches for children. You can also hire kayaks and small yachts by the hour, to explore the coastal areas. You can find more information about Paihia Attractions and Activities
Paihia has extensive accommodation options. Hotels, Motels, Backpackers...Paihia has the lot. View our extensive list of Paihia Accommodation options to assist with planning your Paihia holiday.
For area and town maps view our Paihia Map page