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Address: Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on R. Tucker Thompson including...

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Paihia is the gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Several of the world's cruise liners call here, usually to enjoy the very pleasant small town and its open-air markets, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Paihia is the gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Several of the world's cruise liners call here, usually to enjoy the very pleasant small town and its open-air markets, but also to take short cruises around the islands, or the short ferry ride across to the attractive resort of Russell. My wife and I stayed in the town so... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A nice little place which serves as the starting point for the cruises . One street town marked by souvenir shops and a few restaurants catering to lunch for hungry visitors doing the day trip from Auckland . The pier could do with better queue management. Restrooms need to be maintained properly.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Of course, every locale catering for a significant tourist market relies heavily on 'imported dollars' and you can rest assured that Paihai attracts a serious punch in this regard. Frankly, I made what may be construed by some as the right, and other the wrong, decision to stay 20 clicks up the road in Kerikeri, and to be honest, I'm... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We took the cruise to hole in the rock. Dolphins, sheep, and general beauty. I would suggest the half day. A whole day seems like unneeded overkill.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It has a little public library in a phone booth that is very neat. A very good place to view sunrise as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Beautiful, what more can I say? Do a boat trip for sure.,.it's magnificent. Weather was lovely, people are very friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Beautiful vista to the bay of islands. Plenty of coffe shops, restaurants and tour information. Easy access to Russell Island ferry. Staff at all outlets were friendly helpful and well informed. Gateway to adventure or natural wonders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a bucket list destination. A must see if you are in the far north. Don't forget to swim with dolphins ...

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a very nice, replaxing place. Harbor is on one side, shops are on the other wide. You can take a ferry to Russel from here ($12 round trip per adult, child half price). There are a few nice resteraunts and a few shops, including a small grocery store that sells over-priced food items (I think you are better... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a nice quiet place with lots of little cafes and shops around. You can people watch as well as can walk on the beach.

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