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Paihia: What to do when you get there?

The touristic town of Paihia is located in the beautiful Bay of Islands in New Zealand's North Island. Only a 3 hour drive north of Auckland, Paihia is the perfect place to visit if you want to discover what the Bay of Islands has to offer.

Also known as “the Jewel of the Bay Islands,” this town is famous for its essential role in the history of New Zealand. Paihia is where, after a century of conflict between indigenous Maori tribes and European settlers, peace was finally made and the groundbreaking Treaty of Waitangi was signed.

Paihia is an aquatic playground that has stunning landscapes and offers an extensive choice of outdoor adventures for all types and ages.

You can do various water activities from jet skiingscuba diving, swimming with dolphins to sea kayak tours. For an authentic cultural experience, you can paddle a Waka (traditional canoe) up the Waitangi River and gain unique insight into ancient customs, rituals and traditions.

With 144 islands in the Bay, sailing is another very popular activity with departs from Paihia. From the wharf you can take various day trips to some islands, including the iconic landmark "Hole in the Rock".

Adrenaline seekers can do a tandem skydive or a parasail flight, which happens to be the highest in the whole of New Zealand!

Another fantastic way to explore the area is through hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.

Paihia is a very friendly place with many adventures for you to do during your visit. Enjoy!

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Sea Kayaking
    Scenic Flights
      Jet Skiing
        Sailing
          Skydiving
            Wildlife Experiences
              Sandboarding
                Parasailing

                  Paihia: What to do when you get there?

                  The touristic town of Paihia is located in the beautiful Bay of Islands in New Zealand's North Island. Only a 3 hour drive north of Auckland, Paihia is the perfect place to visit if you want to discover what the Bay of Islands has to offer.

                  Also known as “the Jewel of the Bay Islands,” this town is famous for its essential role in the history of New Zealand. Paihia is where, after a century of conflict between indigenous Maori tribes and European settlers, peace was finally made and the groundbreaking Treaty of Waitangi was signed.

                  Paihia is an aquatic playground that has stunning landscapes and offers an extensive choice of outdoor adventures for all types and ages.

                  You can do various water activities from jet skiingscuba diving, swimming with dolphins to sea kayak tours. For an authentic cultural experience, you can paddle a Waka (traditional canoe) up the Waitangi River and gain unique insight into ancient customs, rituals and traditions.

                  With 144 islands in the Bay, sailing is another very popular activity with departs from Paihia. From the wharf you can take various day trips to some islands, including the iconic landmark "Hole in the Rock".

                  Adrenaline seekers can do a tandem skydive or a parasail flight, which happens to be the highest in the whole of New Zealand!

                  Another fantastic way to explore the area is through hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.

                  Paihia is a very friendly place with many adventures for you to do during your visit. Enjoy!

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