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“Beautiful”
Review of Paihia Harbour

Paihia Harbour
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$80.60*
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Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise
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$72.24*
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Parasailing Adventure over the Bay of Islands
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$67.68*
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Half-Day Guided Kayak Tour to Haruru Falls
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Paihia
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Melbourne, Australia
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324 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed in Paihia for 3 days and were very impressed with the whole area. The scenery is fantastic and there is plenty to see and do while you are here. Drive past the golf course and look at the view. It is fantastic

Visited November 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Makeover very impressive”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

What was originally a carpark is now a grassed area with seats a large map of the islands..a funky piano anyone can play....all done with voluntary labour . Great to see the community getting behind the improvements of their waterfront.

Visited November 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Very nice”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

The town and harbour are breathtaking. Very set up for tourists. The hole in the rock tour is as a must, if you have not seen pods of dolphins you will see them in this harbour.

Visited December 2012
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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“Scenery, history & dolphins”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

The boat trip from Paihia round the harbour is well worth taking. There is a good chance of seeing dolphins, and you can be dropped at the picturesque village of Russell (once the "hell-hole of the Pacific") for lunch with a free ferry ticket to return to Paihia.

Visited October 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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“The Rock overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Great for a group or a couple. This converted car ferry is a great floating base for many adventures. I enjoyed night kayaking and fishing, hiking and snorkeling during the day. Food was delicious and the capt. smoked a kingfish caught just hours before. Can't get much fresher than than that! Stayed in a room with six bunk beds. It was comfortable and the sway of the water definitely helped me get a good nights sleep.
Crew was fun, helpful and informative. Would recommend it to anyone visiting the Bay of Islands.

Visited October 2013
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