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Paihia Harbour

Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
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Marton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This has got to be one of the most fascinating harbours in the world. There must be only a few places in the world where you can see so many islands all at once.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

When the weather is kind - which is most of the time - you just can't go past the harbour - beside it on the beach, on it in kayaks or the ferry or fishing boat, something for everyone.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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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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Rhode Island
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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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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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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
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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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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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