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Paihia Harbour

Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Paihia
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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Paihia is such a beautiful spot - wonderful situation on the Bay. We stayed in a home above the Bay and in my dreams I live there, just so I can wake up to that brilliant panoramic view each morning.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Afternoon cruise around Bay of Islands for 3 hours. Boat could not go through Hole in the Rock since water too rough that day + only 1 meter clearance each side. Lots of Bottlenose Dolphins swam & dived closely around the boat which more than compensated.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lovely location with great great views. You can get the frequent ferry to Russell Island which only takes 10 minutes which is highly recommended.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

In the end, the Bay of islands is nothing without Paihia Harbour and it remains one of the iconic traveller experiences in New Zealand. Even if you don't go out on a dolphin expedition, take a trip over to Russell - you won't be disappointed.

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Easy walking from place to place. A good variety of shops and available activities. Proximity to Russell is also a positive.

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Darwin, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Everything you would expect and more, would love to visit in summer as it would be magical sailing around the harbour. Very picturesque

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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173 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well kept harbour area, great for a walk, swim or just relaxing. We found plenty of parking available even for a motorhome. And if it was busy there are alternative areas provided.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Food, shops, bars, views what more could you ask for. The meal was tasty and everything was well priced especially for a tourist town

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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great place to go out on the water with fantastic views of Paihia, Russell, Waitangi and the Bay of Islands. Take one of the many trips with fun for all the family.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

very clean and very informative. Great culture and very friendly. Every store was well presented and they were all inviting.

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