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Nearby recommended attractions:

Pompallier Mission and Printery
Pompallier Mission and Printery(Russell)
Owner description: Pompallier Mission, where Catholic missionaries translated religious texts into Maori, printed and bound them into beautiful books, was a saintly enclave in the most sinful site... more Owner description: Pompallier Mission, where Catholic missionaries translated religious texts into Maori, printed and bound them into beautiful books, was a saintly enclave in the most sinful site of the southern seas. In what is undoubtedly one of the best heritage tours in the country, our passionate guides will take you through the steps of leather and book-making as it was done by courageous pioneers living in this tiny outpost, over 150 years ago. Hear the stories of the lives and times of French missionaries caught up in British Treaty-making and war between Maori and European settlers. Delight in our award winning heritage gardens, take in the wonderful views across the Bay and browse our gift shop for a unique reminder of a special place. Relax in our French Coffee House and enjoy the best coffee and views in the Bay! less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Waitangi Treaty Grounds(Paihia)
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: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls(Kerikeri)
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Attraction type: Waterfalls
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The Parrot Place
The Parrot Place(Kerikeri)
Owner description: Wander through our glorious subtropical gardens and enjoy the entertaining antics and colourful plumage of a huge variety of native and exotic parrots from around the world.Enjoy... more Owner description: Wander through our glorious subtropical gardens and enjoy the entertaining antics and colourful plumage of a huge variety of native and exotic parrots from around the world.Enjoy getting up close and personal with our pet birds in a natural environment and get your photo taken with them and Elmo the dancing Macaw. Let the kids burn off some energy in our play area whilst you sit back and relax with refreshments and ice creams from our kiosk "Sweet Tweets" less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Urupukapuka Island
Urupukapuka Island(Paihia)
Attraction type: Islands
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Letz Cafe
Letz Cafe
Ranked #1 of 62 Restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Provenir
Provenir
Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Paihia
Price: $16 - $100
Cuisines: New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Omata Estate Vineyard
Omata Estate Vineyard
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Russell
Price: $10 - $17
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Food at Wharepuke
Food at Wharepuke
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Cuisines: European, Asian, New Zealand
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ake Ake Vineyard Restaurant
Ake Ake Vineyard Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, International
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hone Heke Lodge
Hone Heke Lodge
$19 - $55 (NZ$27 - NZ$80)
Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park
4.5 of 5
Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park
$55 - $71
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Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
3.5 of 5
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
$61 - $115 (NZ$88 - NZ$166)
Ranked #5 of 42 Hotels in Paihia
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Kauri Park Motel
4.0 of 5
Kauri Park Motel
$97 - $119
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Kerikeri
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Kerikeri Park Lodge
3.5 of 5
Kerikeri Park Lodge
$90 - $134
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Kerikeri
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Hananui Lodge Motel
3.0 of 5
Hananui Lodge Motel
$82 - $129 (NZ$119 - NZ$187)
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Russell
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Chalet Romantica
4.0 of 5
Chalet Romantica
$131 - $231 (NZ$190 - NZ$334)
Ranked #1 of 21 Paihia B&B and Inns
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Arcadia Lodge
4.5 of 5
Arcadia Lodge
$135 - $184 (NZ$195 - NZ$266)
Ranked #1 of 20 Russell B&B and Inns
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Morepork Riverside Lodge
4.0 of 5
Morepork Riverside Lodge
$112 - $149
Ranked #3 of 21 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.