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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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a helicopter flight and it was awesome. It was a beautiful day and we flew over all the islands. The pilot was very informative and he made the trip most interesting.

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Lincoln,RI
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Paihia harbor is a typical harbor town with small shops, restaurants and bars along the water. The streets are lined with wonderful and interesting stores, shops and a few galleries. The library, on one of the side streets, offers internet access available around the outside of the building - quite a site to see all the travelers trying to connect... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Gorgeous winter's day and flat calm but because we didn't see dolphins we were given vouchers for another trip!

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London, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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
162 helpful votes 162 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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