Paihia Harbour

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Paihia Harbour
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1,218 reviews
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,061 contributions
Lovely harbour and tourist hub
Oct. 2020 • Family
Lots going on at the harbour in terms of activities and tings to do, especially getting the ferry over to Russell. If your visiting the are your sure to stop off here and either grab a bite to eat , souvenir or get on a boat.
Written 10 April 2021
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Travelbug
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions
Perfect spot
Dec. 2020 • Family
Nice place to hang out with lots of eateries around, very limited parking but overall we enjoyed us being there.
Written 12 January 2021
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nicmack
NZ195 contributions
The hub of activity
Jan. 2021 • Couples
A great spot to take in sunshine and the views. Grab a bike or paddleboard from the hire shop and zip to zane greys for lunch
Written 4 January 2021
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Crayeater
Hamilton, New Zealand46 contributions
Even a short stop is great
Nov. 2020
After spending the day in Cape Reinga it was only a brief stay in Paihia for me but still a great way to spend an evening. Paihia is pretty and easy to walk around and, no matter how brief your stay is, catch the passenger ferry across to Russell. In the evening you just buy your ticket from the crew as you jump on the boat, the picturesque trip takes 15min and is a bargain at $15 return. The crew were friendly and Russell is worth a walk around even if you don't have a dinner booking at one of the busier restaurants. Last boat headed back at 10pm the evening I was there.
Written 1 December 2020
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D P
Wellington, New Zealand6,389 contributions
Pretty but touristy
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Pretty seaside town with a couple of rows of shops and cafes. It’s all geared for tourists so a lot of the stuff is a bit Nik- nak but there are a couple of really lovely quality shops and a few ice cream bars to go see.
Hire a kayak or book a boat trip out to the hole in the rock or across to Russell for the day.
Nice place to go slightly off season!
Written 18 October 2020
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GaryandLesleyTravel
Auckland Central, New Zealand4,832 contributions
Pretty as a picture
Sep. 2020 • Couples
On a beautiful day this harbour rivals any in the world. Sparkling water, over water restaurants, boat trips the wharf and sunshine what more could you want. Russel just a quick ferry trip away as is the Duke of Marlborough for lunch or dinner. Gate way to the islands Paihia is a great spot to spend a few days.
Written 27 September 2020
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billbadger2018
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
weekend away for couple
Sep. 2020
The town has everything you need. shops, restarants, etc. Lovely beaches, boat trips available etc. Within easy drive of many other also interesting tourist activities.
Written 18 September 2020
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researchnurse_10
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions
Picturesque harbour
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Extremely picturesque harbour, rich with history. Suggest a walk up to one of several lookouts for full panoramic view. Variety of watercraft to enjoy
Written 18 August 2020
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Julia D
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions
Lovely way to spend a day
Aug. 2020
Ate lunch at a local pub on the water CBK and used the ferry to get over to Russell. Plenty of options to choose from in day/evening time. Lots of options for tourist attractions with competitive prices. Helpful friendly staff at the information centre.
Written 8 August 2020
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Judith777
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand320 contributions
Nice View
Jul. 2020 • Couples
Visited Paihia in July. Fairly quiet in winter. Not all restaurants and shops open at this time of year. Lovely views.
Written 30 July 2020
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