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Paihia
If you long to explore New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands, Paihia makes a wonderful base. Known as “the Jewel of the Bay Islands,” this seaside town has golden beaches, lovely coastal walking trails and waterfalls, and a colorful population of local birds. Paihia also holds an important role in the country’s history. It was here, after a century of conflict between indigenous Maori tribes and Western settlers, that peace was finally made and the groundbreaking Treaty of Waitangi was signed.

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Owner description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February... more Owner description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February 1840. Set on a stunning site overlooking the Bay of Islands, Waitangi is an absolute must-see for all visitors to the North, international and New Zealanders alike. Attractions include the historic Treaty House, a giant flagstaff, a unique fully carved Maori meeting house and the the world's largest single-hulled canoe (waka). Guided tours and cultural performances run at regular intervals throughout the day. Open daily except Christmas. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Historic sites
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Paihia Harbour
Paihia Harbour
Attraction type: Nature & wildlife areas
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Action World
Action World
Owner description: A full fun-filled day for the whole family! Unique action games seen nowhere else in the world featuring Flying Trapeze, Circus High Wire, Climbing Wall - all without a safety... more Owner description: A full fun-filled day for the whole family! Unique action games seen nowhere else in the world featuring Flying Trapeze, Circus High Wire, Climbing Wall - all without a safety harness! This is possible because of our patented air bag technology. There is also a 12m high inflatable slide, a 30m water slide, Mini Golf, picnic/BBQ area and much, much more! Fun and satisfaction guaranteed so come on down! less
Attraction type: Amusement & theme parks
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Culture North
Culture North
Attraction type: Visitor centers; Concerts; Performances
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Haruru Falls
Haruru Falls
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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El Cafe
El Cafe
Ranked #1 of 46 Restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Latin, South American, Central American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Legends Restaurant
Legends Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 46 Restaurants in Paihia
Price:
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, International, Pacific Rim
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
GREENS
GREENS
Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Paihia
Price: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Indian, Thai, Ice Cream, Café
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Pizza Pasta Ruffino
Pizza Pasta Ruffino
Ranked #4 of 46 Restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar
Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Paihia
Price:
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Averill Court Motel
4.0 of 5
Averill Court Motel
$50 - $124 (AUD 64 - 159)
Ranked #8 of 42 Hotels in Paihia
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Edelweiss Motel
3.5 of 5
Edelweiss Motel
$59 - $125 (NZD 78 - 166)
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Paihia
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Peppertree Lodge
Peppertree Lodge
$24 - $53
Ranked #7 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Breakwater Motel
4.5 of 5
Breakwater Motel
$91 - $186
Ranked #1 of 42 Hotels in Paihia
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Cook's Lookout Motel
3.5 of 5
Cook's Lookout Motel
$99 - $153
Ranked #2 of 42 Hotels in Paihia
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Bali Hai Motel
4.5 of 5
Bali Hai Motel
$75 - $158
Ranked #3 of 42 Hotels in Paihia
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Chalet Romantica
4.0 of 5
Chalet Romantica
$121 - $206 (NZD 160 - 273)
Ranked #1 of 24 Paihia B&B and Inns
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Allegra House
4.0 of 5
Allegra House
$137 - $206
Ranked #2 of 24 Paihia B&B and Inns
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Morepork Riverside Lodge
4.0 of 5
Morepork Riverside Lodge
$108 - $141
Ranked #3 of 24 Paihia B&B and Inns
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.