Paihia Things to Do

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  • 1. Hole in the Rock

    The 'Hole in the Rock', properly known as Piercy Island is a rocky island at the northern tip of Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands. This natural feature has been caused by years of water and wind...

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  • 2. Russell

    Across the bay from Paihia is the town of Russell. It was originally called Kororareka and was the first Europesan settlement in the area. The local Mâori people very soon realised that there was...

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  • 3. Haruru Falls

    They're not really high falls by any means, but they are in a horseshoe shape, which is evidently rare, Niagra Falls being cited as the only other horseshoe shaped falls known. Beware of your...

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  • 4. Dolphin Adventure

    The following day, I went aboard a King's boat that took us on an awesome tour of the Bay of Islands. Paihia, the beach town I?ve grown to love these past few days, is situated in the Bay of Islands....

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  • 5. The Cream Trip

    Take a cruise on the famous `cream trip` around some of the 144 islands and bays and through the well known `hole in the rock`. I finally did this on my last trip home and it was great. The weather...

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  • 6. Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Paihia

    My husband and I visited Paihia's Waitangi Treaty Grounds several years back and completely enjoyed the tour and exhibits. From the Busby's "Treaty House" to...

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  • 7. Day trip to Cape Reinga

    One of the best day trips I have ever done - full of information, history, activity and great fish and chips!You have an early pick-up in a specially designed...

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  • 8. Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    On 6th February 1840 a treat between the British Crown and various Mâori cheifs was signed at Waitangi thus giving the treaty its name. Possibly due to...

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  • 9. Bay of Islands

    Recorded history has the first Mâori settlers arriving in the Bay of Islands about 700 years ago. The first European to sight this magnificent bay was Captain...

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  • 10. Cape Brett Lighthouse

    The lighthouse was established on Cape Brett in 1908 but it was decomissioned in 1978 and replaced by an automated beacon.The area is now under the control of...

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  • 11. Million Dollar Drive

    It was like, we've done Pekapeka Bay, it's overcast, might as well go for a drive, not knowing which direction.Thus is was that we discovered Million Dollar...

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  • 12. Sail on the Edge

    I highly recommend a sailing trip in the Bay of Islands. You can actually do this with the fastest (if there is wind of course) commercial sailing catamaran in...

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  • 13. Say hello to Margaret

    It's fair to suggest that I had few expectations about the Kauri Museum. I mean, really, how much can you stand when the subject is just one specie of tree?...

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  • 14. Paihia

    Paihia (pronounced pie-heah) is a key town on the Bay of Islands inasmuch as it sits at the eastern base of the bay and is easily accessed by car and tourist...

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  • 15. That church

    You can't help but notice this little charmer on the main street. In fact, it's one of New Zealand's best known churches."Less than a decade after the first...

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  • 16. Overnight backpacker cruise on The Rock, 24 hrs

    This was by far the best thing we did on our latest 10 day trip of NZ. Price is about $160 per person, and we felt we got quite a lot for our money during the...

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  • 17. Watangi Treaty H.: Te Whare Runanga Meeting House

    A few minutes away lies the impressive Te Whare Runanga Meeting House, which was built using traditional Maori engraving that, incorporate the techniques of...

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  • 18. Watangi Treaty House: the Treaty Ground

    The Treaty Ground is a large grass field with a giant flagstaff marking the location of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi. The tour of the complex continues as they...

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  • 19. Watangi Treaty House: Giant Whare Waka

    The historic grounds are now open to the public and are managed by a trust. Waitangi is located on a beautiful spot overlooking the Bay of Islands. One of the...

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  • 20. Watangi Treaty House: the History

    Every country has its own historic start. One can say that NZ as a country of cooperating people started on this same spot. As the British migration moved in...

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  • 21. Bay of Islands: Lookout from above

    Back in town, I made my way towards the hostel. I ran across Connor, the crazy American whom I met and nearly lost my life with yesterday. He was walking with...

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  • 22. Get out on the water.

    If you are making Paihia your base for a Bay of Islands holiday, then you will have a plethora of choices for water based activities. Most backpackers have...

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  • 23. the highway...

    Te-Oneroa-o-Tohe, 'the long beach of Tohe', arches in a magnificent unbroken stretch of white sand for some 103 kilometres (64 miles), from west of Kaitaia...

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  • 24. Cape Reinga

    Cape Reinga is popularly regarded as the country's northernmost point, but in fact Surville Cliffs (formerly named Kerr Point) on North Cape are almost five...

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  • 25. Loads

    Heres what to do :Boat cruise to the hole in the rock and around the islands. The hole in the rock is a funny shaped rock with a hole in it, nothing amazing but...

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