Paihia is a small lively seaside town roughly 230km north of Auckland. Rich in history and culture, Paihia is the perfect place to start exploring the Bay of Islands. Stroll down to Paihia wharf and take the 3km ferry ride to the historic town Russell, or cruise out to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ at Cape Brett.
Visit the grounds where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed, walk or drive to the spectacular Haruru Falls, or just lazing on the superb beaches. Paihia has it all.