Paihia

Paihia

This is the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands, it is 5km drive to the start of the cycle trail in Opua, neighbours with Waitangi and close to Kerikeri and Russell. Getting out to the islands themselves is easy from Paihia. Paihia is full of accommodation, tours, restaurants, cafes and activities to suit all budgets.

Paihia is a tourist destination that has retained its small friendly feel - there is plenty to do around the town whether it be to take a boat trip to see the dolphins, have a swim, kayak, visit Waitangi or head into the bush.

Of course, you can just sit in one of the many cafes and watch the world go by!

  • More options are found in the Surrounding Areas of Waitangi, Russell and Kerikeri
  • The closest point on the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail is Opua and Kawakawa is not far away either.