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Things to Do in Paihia

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Paihia and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Paihia activities? We have 27 tour ideas.


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Air Tours

Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour including Scenic Flight

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 314.92


Discover the rugged natural beauty of Cape Reinga, located on the tip of New Zealand's North Island. Perfect for those short on time who want to make the most of this splendid area, this combination scenic aeroplane flight and driving small-group tour showcases the best of the top end of New Zealand. See the remote and beautiful silica sand beaches of Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay; wander the lighthouse at... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Giants and Glow Worms Day Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 95.59


Journey into a unique part of New Zealand the Hokianga, first discovered by Kupe the voyager. Visit the Waipoua Forest and meet your guide to visit a national icon, the mighty Kauri tree T’ne Mahuta ( Lord of the Forest ). Spend time in seaside towns of Opononi and Omapere before travelling to the Family run Kawhiti Glow worm caves for a guided tour before returning to Paihia

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Day Cruises

Bay Of Islands Nature Cruise And Kayaking Adventure

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 65.21


Cruise and explore incredible locations by paddle board or kayak when nature is at its best. This cruise is designed for travelers & Kiwis of all ages, who seek a nature cruise adventure with some exciting paddling! The goal is to deliver fun cruise for all ages that gets people up close to... Read More

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Day Cruises

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 92.62


Join this half-day tour of the wonderful Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area rich in culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. A tour you will never forget!

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Day Cruises

Bay of Islands Half Day Guided Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 65.95


Bay of Islands Half Day Guided Tour is approximately 3hrs and explores the coastal waters of the Bay of Island and is great for beginners through to experienced explorers and includes local history and Maori Legends, interpretation, light refreshments, free tour photos and an opportunity for a swim/snorkel.

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Day Trips

Far North New Zealand Tour including 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga from Paihia

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 111.15


Enjoy this full-day tour visiting the best of the Far North in a unique Dune Rider vehicle. Let our drivers immerse you in the culture and history of the Far North while taking in the amazing scenery of places like the 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga.

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Day Trips

Bay of Islands Full Day Guided Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 103.00


Bay of Islands Full Day Guided Tour is approximately 6hrs and explores the coastal waters of the Bay of Island and the Waitangi inlet up to the the Haruru Falls and is great for beginners with a medium level of fitness through to experienced explorers and includes local history and Maori Legends, interpretation, light refreshments, free tour photos and an opportunity for a swim/snorkel.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Dolphin Discovery in the Bay of Islands

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 81.51


Discover dolphins in their own world. Get to know these majestic and intelligent creatures as you cruise the sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands. Watch as these playful mammals leap and dance over the waves. Take the plunge and join them for an unforgettable encounter!

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Helicopter Tours

Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 251.20


Experience the best of the Bay of Islands with a cruise and helicopter tour from Paihia. Hop aboard the sea shuttle for a scenic cruise out to the bay, and stop at a remote island to swim, snorkel or just relax. Then take to the skies with a helicopter tour over the islands, finishing on the mainland.

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Helicopter Tours

Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 185.25


Get bird's-eye views of Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock on a Bay of Islands scenic helicopter tour from Paihia. Take in the stunning scenery of the main group of islands; view the iconic natural landmark, Hole in the Rock; and pass over the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi.... Read More

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Half-Day Guided Kayak Tour to Haruru Falls

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 65.95


Spend 3 hours of your morning or afternoon paddling up the sheltered waters of the Waitangi Estuary, exploring the fascinating mangrove forests on your way to your destination of Haruru Falls. These unique horse-shoe shaped waterfalls have a rich history which your guide will share with you, along with Maori legends and details of the abundant wildlife all around. You may even have time to enjoy a swim.

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Motorcycle Tours

Bay of Islands Trike Tour from Paihia

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Priced From: USD 37.05


Have awesome thrills on a 350 Chev Trike on a 30-minute or 1-hour tour from Paihia. You will enjoy the scenic Bay of Islands, whilst having the time of your life. A definite bucket list experience.Choose from 3 different routes including Haruru Falls and Waitangi, Opua or a 60-minute combination of all. This tour is for a minimum of 2 people.

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Parasailing

Single Parasail Flight from Paihia

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 85.21


Have your very own high-flying experience with a single parasail flight over the Bay of Islands. Soak up the peace and tranquillity as you soar above the Bay, and enjoy stunning 360-degree views of Paihia, Russell, and beyond.

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Parasailing

Tandem Parasail Flight over the Bay of Islands

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 70.39


Experience flying 1200 feet high over the Bay of Islands with a friend, partner or family member on this tandem parasail flight. Your parasail adventure will go for approximately 1-hour. Both of you will enjoy 360-degree aerial views over Paihia, Russell and the Bay of Islands as you soar high together.

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Parasailing

Triple Parasail Flight over the Bay of Islands

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 70.39


Experience flying high over the Bay of Islands with a couple of friends or family members on this triple parasail flight. Your parasail adventure will go for approximately 1-hour. You will enjoy 360-degree aerial views over Paihia, Russell and the Bay of Islands as you soar high together.

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Parasailing

Parasailing Adventure over the Bay of Islands

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 70.39


<strong></strong>NZ's HIGHEST and most EXPERIENCED parasailing. Enjoy outdoor adventure on the New Zealand coastline on this 1.5-hour Bay of Islands parasailing tour. Cruise into the open waters around the Bay of Islands with a guide. Enjoy a 10- to 12-minute parasailing flight solo, or in tandem or triple, and soar up to 1,200 feet (365 meters) through the skies. Admire sweeping views over New Zealand's rugged... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Scenic Helicopter Tour Including Hole in the Rock

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 185.25


When your cruise ship docks in Bay of Islands, get bird's-eye views of Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock on this Bay of Islands scenic helicopter tour from Paihia. Take in the stunning scenery of the main group of islands; view the iconic natural landmark, Hole in the Rock; and pass over the... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Private Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 185.25


Add a special experience to your cruising holiday and see the Bay of Islands your way on this full-day, private sightseeing shore excursion tour of the region's major attractions and highlights. You will learn a lot about the Bay, its surroundings and the whole of New Zealand and also delight in... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Private Shore Excursion: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine Tasting

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 185.25


This private full-day shore excursion in the Bay of Islands is specially designed to show you all the highlights of this brilliant place.&nbsp;You will be shown around the area as well as seeing all the fabulous wineries and foodie places the Bay of Islands has on offer. This tour is... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 81.51


Full of the major sights in the Bay of Islands, this small group tour (up to 12 people) gives you plenty of stops and photo opportunities. Visiting the historic Kerikeri Stone Store and Kemp House (tour included), Haruru Waterfall, Makana Chocolates, Paihia town and waterfront, New Zealand's oldest... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour with Glowworm Caves

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 103.74


A comprehensive and delightful small group tour (up to 12 people) of the main attractions in the Bay of Islands visiting the historic Waimate Mission Station (tour included), Kawiti Glowworm Caves (tour included), Haruru Waterfall, Hundertwasser Toilets, Makana Chocolates, Paihia town and... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Giants and Tiny Dwarfs Bay of Islands Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 148.20


During this tour you will experience an encounter with mighty prehistoric giants that only a couple of centuries ago dominated the vast forests of the North Island of New Zealand. <br />You will see amazing Kauri – our bewitching giants...<br />... and tiny and defenseless glow warms which bring to the darkness of the underground caves a mysterious bluish glow of an endless starry... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Half-Day Bay of Islands Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 139.31


See Bay of Islands your way, on a private sightseeing tour of the region's major attractions and highlights. Your personalized half-day tour starts with private pickup from your hotel, sea landing or Paihia i-SITE. What could be a better way to discover this astonishing place’ <br />You will learn a lot about the Bay, its surroundings and the whole of New Zealand.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 185.25


Discover the natural wonders of the Bay of Islands on a private 6-hour tour customised to your preferences. Learn the history of New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds; embark on a scenic hike to Rainbow Falls; spot whales and dolphins along the coast; or take in regional highlights such as Wharepuke Falls, Rewa's Village, and the Stone Store and Kemp House. Hotel pickup and drop-off is... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine Tasting

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 185.25


This private full-day, Bay of Islands Sightseeing tour is specially designed to show you all the highlights of this brilliant place. You will be shown around the area as well as seeing all the fabulous wineries and foodie places the Bay of Islands has on offer. This tour is for... Read More

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Sailing Trips

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing Experience

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 48.16


If you are short of time but still want a special tall ship experience, why not jump on this wonderful Late Afternoon Cruise’ Operating on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, this short 2-hour experience offers a gentle sail in the inner bay. Light finger food is included and a cash bar is available. Includes return ferry transfers to Russell if required.

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Sailing Trips & Boat Tours

Bay of Islands: Full-Day Tall Ship Sailing Excursion

Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 110.90


Sail on a tall ship in the Bay of Islands on this full-day schooner adventure. Do as much or as little as you like while on board. Help hoist the sails, climb the rigging, take the helm, go for a swim, and enjoy a morning cream tea and a tasty BBQ lunch.

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