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“Very pleasant area with lots of amenities”
Review of Paihia Harbour

Paihia Harbour
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Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing Experience
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is the main tourism centre for the Bay of Islands, but it's still a pleasant place to pass some time. Visually it's just a long, gentle, sea front with great views. Go to Russell for a bit more atmosphere, but you're probably best getting your accommodation in Paihia,

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Had a great day on The Cream trip, cruising the Bay of Islands mail run, and even swimming with the dolphins. Great day out.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Lovely harbour so we took a Ferry across to Russell so as we could see more. There was a cruise ship in and lots of sailing boats and windsurfers. Russell was a beautiful town with very old historic buildings. We sat by the Harbour just watching the boats it was very relaxing. The trip back across the harbour to Paihia at sunset was lovely.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Charming shops and cafes. Took the ferry to Russell and back. Had a nice relaxing afternoon on the beach.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Having just a day in Pahia after doing a tour it was nice to walk around the local area. The shops were unique and the locals really friendly. We had the best fish and chips along the waterfront in a takeaway shop. Such a big serve could not eat it all. We we lucky there were markets on the day we were there and the Navy band were pushing out some good music

Thank Denstrip
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