As noted by many, Mark is very helpful. Paihia is a great place to do as little or as much as you like, in our case chilling out and relaxing. The only minor downside with the location of the apartments is that when the local bars close, you may get some noise in the early hours from drunken revellers walking down Marsden Road (but its an annoyance at times, not a major issue). We stayed in apartment 6, which is a waterfront penthouse and highly recommended if you are happy to pay the price - it is the apartment that comes up with headline photo on the website. The main purpose of my review is to give a couple of hopefully useful tips if you are self catering. If you drive up to or through Kerikeri, Churchills butcher stocks high quality meats and smallgoods. Dearer than the Countdown (aka Woolworths or Safeway in Australia) in Paihia which is the local supplies option, but much better quality. The approach road into Kerikeri has quite a few farmgate shops selling fruit, nuts (macadamias) and vegetables but the quality is surprisingly variable. The better option is the Farmers Market (http://www.marketground.co.nz/fmnzboi) which commences at 2 pm Thursdays on the Village Green in Paihia (Sunday mornings in Kerikeri). An excellent range of spanking fresh produce is available. It seems impossible to buy a fresh local fish to cook yourself due to this country's ridiculous restrictive laws governing commercial fishing but you can obviously cook what you catch yourself. Quite good oysters can be available from the ticketing agency at Mack Attack on the wharf - ask.
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- Pioneer Waterfront Apartments Paihia, Bay Of Islands
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- Fully equipped and serviced 2 bedroom apartments in Paihia, gateway to the Bay of Islands. All apartments have spa baths, full kitchen, dining lounge area and patio with BBQ. On site pool and hot spa. Ticketing facilities for local tours, cruises and activities. 3 minute walk to Paihia Village and Maritime Centre. Restaurants right next door. Your Bay of Islands home away from home. ... more less
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