Ever heard of Paihia? It is a town on New Zealand’s North Island. Paihia is known as a gateway to the dive sites and sandy beaches of the Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands is a New Zealand area that incorporates more than 140 subtropical. It’s known for its undeveloped beaches, big-game fishing and Maori cultural artifacts.

Paihia is an excellent base from which to explore the Bay of Islands. It has top star accommodation, delicious dining options and a decent size town centre.

If you are planning a visit to New Zealand then a trip to Paihia is a must! There is fun for everyone.

Explore the Islands!
Every one of the 144 islands that make up the bay differs in attractiveness. The Bay of Islands offer a number of island sailing tours and ferries that you can take to the islands where you can explore the many untouched beaches, nature walks and amazing views.

Swim with Dolphins
The Bay of Islands is a popular spot for taking Dolphin spotting tours. Dolphins like to visit the bay and Paihia serves as a great location to swim with the curious creatures!

See the ‘Hole in the Rock’
The ‘Hole in the Rock’ is probably the most popular photographed location to resemble the Bay of Islands. Cruises depart from the mainland daily. You can combine your cruise with dolphin watching.

Kauri Forests
Rainforests surround the town of Paihia and are home to the famous Kiwi Kauri Tree; these trees are gigantic and are known to be over 2,000 years old! There are many forests that are just a short drive away.

To enjoy recreational parasailing, you need to bring out a little bit of courage.  Parasailing is a great way to gain fantastic views of the bay, along with a thrilling experience!

Scuba Dive
Besides the fun of Scuba diving, it is a good cardio workout; scuba diving increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, speeding up any healing process. Scuba diving acts as a great stress reliever for anyone. The coastline is home to a number of shipwrecks that provide unforgettable diving experiences.