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Paihia is a regular stop for cruise ships visiting New Zealand—and it’s not difficult to see why. This charming port town and eponymous scenic harbor nestled in the Bay of Islands is the home base for many of the region’s tour operators. It’s also a great place to stay as you explore the Northland region.

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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

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Ride a custom-built Waverider coach over the rugged and sandy coastline of Ninety Mile Beach on this full-day guided tour to Cape Reinga. Departing Paihia’s Bay of Islands for the top end of New Zealand’s North Island, you’ll walk under ancient trees in the Puketi Kauri Forest and go sandboarding down a quicksand stream at Te Paki Sand Dunes. Includes lunch and round-trip all-terrain transport from centrally located hotels.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.10
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$115.10
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Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

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Discover the Bay of Islands by helicopter, with an optional landing at the Hole in the Rock. See Cape Brett from above during an aerial tour from Paihia, narrated by a professional pilot. Fly over Russell and Waitangi en route to the Hole in the Rock. Upgrade to land atop the iconic natural landmark, with an optional walk led by a Maori guide.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.84
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$191.84
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Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

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When your ship docks in Waitangi Wharf, explore the beautiful Bay of Islands and see the best of New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. Travel through the Bay of Islands with your guide and take in top attractions including Kawakawa and the Kawiti glowworm caves. Explore the Puketi Forest’s rich ecological diversity, sample New Zealand sweet treats at the Makana Chocolate Factory, and gaze out over the Haruru Falls and the Waitangi River.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.81
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$132.81

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

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Explore subtropical islands, Maori heritage sites and golden beaches on this cruise around the Bay of Islands from Paihia. Soak up the scenery as you float between the bay’s 144 islands, sail straight through the iconic Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) and tuck into a BBQ lunch or dinner at the stunning Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Along the way, spot dolphins swimming and playing alongside the boat.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.33
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$86.33

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

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Sail the Bay of Islands on a working tall ship aboard the famed ‘R. Tucker Thompson,’ built in the tradition of a 100-year-old Northland schooner. Ply the waters of the pristine bay, where you can help hoist the sails, climb the rigging or simply relax on board, then swim while anchored in a sheltered bay in the maritime park. Enjoy morning tea and a barbecue lunch, with an optional complimentary ferry ride from Paihia to Russell, where your vessel departs.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.38
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$114.38

Scenic Escape Private Tour

Scenic Escape Private Tour

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On this half-day private tour of the Bay of Islands you’ll get to travel in a luxury, late-model Jeep Wrangler, for a unique sightseeing experience. Receive personalized attention from your driver and guide, as this tour is just for you and your party. The itinerary is fully customizable, so you can go at your own pace and choose from local historic sites, waterfalls, rainforests, and more.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.88
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$143.88
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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight

Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight

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Fly over the Northland coastline on a scenic flight between Paihia and Cape Reinga. Soar above Ninety Mile Beach before landing for a minibus tour at the top end of New Zealand's North Island. Visit Cape Reinga Lighthouse, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, then stroll along the beach at Tapotupotu Bay and surf the sand dunes of Te Paki. Look down on remote Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay on your return flight. Includes morning tea and round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$332.02
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$332.02

Private Tour: Bay of Islands Day Trip from Auckland

Private Tour: Bay of Islands Day Trip from Auckland

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Discover the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands during this 10-hour private tour from Auckland. Travel in a private vehicle with a dedicated guide to the northern tip of the North Island, one of New Zealand's top destinations, famed for its fantastic scenery. Visit the Parry Kauri Park to walk among some of the largest Kauri trees in the country. Trek around Whangarei, then head for the coastal town of Pahia. Opt for a cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and the famous Hole in the Rock. Determine your own itinerary and enjoy personalized attention on this private tour. Light refreshments and round-trip transportation from Auckland are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$409.50
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$409.50

V8 Trike Tours 60 minute Bay of Islands Combo Tour - 2 Passengers

V8 Trike Tours 60 minute Bay of Islands Combo Tour - 2 Passengers

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Explore the Bay of Islands from the seat of a 350 Chev Trike for a fun-filled and memorable experience. You can choose from three different routes that include some of the area’s must-see sights, or combine them all for a longer trip. Your driver keeps you safe and gives you local insights into the Paihia area. This tour is wheelchair accessible, so anyone can join.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$207.18
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$207.18
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Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board

Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board

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Experience nature is at its best on a 40-minute Bay of Islands cruise followed by a kayak excursion. Paddle past mangrove forests to a wondrous waterfall, with the option to depart in the morning, afternoon or at sunset. If you’d like, opt for a paddleboard instead. You’ll view birdlife and learn the cultural history of the Maori people with commentary by a knowledgeable guide.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.18
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5-Day Best of the North Island Tour from Auckland

5-Day Best of the North Island Tour from Auckland

This five day independent tour offers the best the North Island has to offer. The tour includes the Bay of Islands with Hole in the Rock cruise, a guided tour of Hobbiton, Rotorua and its many attractions, the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and more. Four star hotel accommodation and transportation included.
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  • 5 days
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$1,302.27
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

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This 2-hour experience aboard a tall ship in the Bay of Islands offers a gentle sail in the afternoon. Step aboard the elegant 'R. Tucker Thompson' and enjoy an antipasto platter accompanied by drinks available for purchase at the bar. Round-trip ferry transfer to Russell is included.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.56
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$48.56
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Private Wine Tour in a Mustang or 4x4

Private Wine Tour in a Mustang or 4x4

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The Bay of Islands is not only renowned for its beautiful landscapes and Maori heritage—it’s also home to some of the Northlands most popular vineyards. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and enjoy a customized itinerary as you explore the region’s wineries. Visit up to four different wineries, sample a variety of local wines, and stop at attractions such as Rainbow Falls and the Kerikeri Mission Station along the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.88
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$143.88
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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

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Create lasting memories on this half-day tour of the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. This guided tour shows you an abundance of breathtaking picturesque views giving you plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. The area is often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to the past events that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of New Zealand. Your tour will include a Bakery/Café stop for you to grab a coffee or something to eat “on the go”.  This is the perfect trip for all ages, and a great way to see the local highlights without committing to a full day away.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.81
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Scenic Escape with Winery Lunch and Glow Worm Caves

Scenic Escape with Winery Lunch and Glow Worm Caves

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Explore the historic Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Toyota 4x4. On your private 6.5-hour guided tour you will see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, subtropical rain forests and rural farming areas away from the crowds. Also included are a winery lunch and a visit to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$244.59
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$244.59
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5-Day Bay of Islands, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua & Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

5-Day Bay of Islands, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua & Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

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A five day independent tour departing Auckland daily and taking in most of the key tourism destination in the North Island of New Zealand. You will visit the Bay of Islands, with a tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the historic township of Russell, and a cruise to the famous 'Hole in the Rock'. Your day in Auckland includes a full day sightseeing with both a harbor cruise and admission to the Sky Tower. On day four travel to Rotorua, via Waitomo Glowworm Caves, with a guided tour of the glowworm grotto. Day five includes admission to the main attractions in Rotorua, including Te Puia, the Agrodome, and Rainbow Springs along with a tour of Hobbiton on your return journey to Auckland. The tour includes four nights in 4 star accommodation and all transport and tours listed.
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  • 5 days
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$1,309.65
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$1,309.65

The Bay of Islands Hole in the Rocks Cruise & Dolphin and Whangarei Water falls

The Bay of Islands Hole in the Rocks Cruise & Dolphin and Whangarei Water falls

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Tour Highlights: *Pick up from Auckland CBD. *Snacks & Water. *3 hours guided boat cruise. *Hole in the Rock Sighting. *Urupukapuka Island Stop. *Whangarei Waterfalls. *Drop off at Auckland CBD Pick up Time: 8:30 am to 9:00 am Drop off Time: 8:00 pm -9:00 pm
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  • 11 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$305.02
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$305.02
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Pahia Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Bay of Islands Tour

Pahia Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Bay of Islands Tour

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Enjoy a private half-day sightseeing tour of the Bay of Islands region led by a knowledgeable guide. Personalize the itinerary with options including historical sites like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, The Stone Store and Kemp House in Kerikeri, and Russell — where Europeans first settled in New Zealand. See St Paul's Anglican Church in Paihia, learn about Maori culture at Rewa‘s Village, and admire natural attractions including marine wildlife, Haruru Falls and Rainbow Falls. Or check out wineries and gourmet shops with handmade treats, fine wine and fresh seafood.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.08
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$177.08
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Group tour to Bay of Islands return from Auckland

Group tour to Bay of Islands return from Auckland

Enjoy this full-day Excursion from Auckland to the Bay of Islands & Whangarei Falls. Including pickup and drop-off from your centrally located hotel in Auckland, a 3-hour guided boat cruise tour with full commentary, 3-hour private scenic drive each way with beautiful scenic stops for photo taking.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.62
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Historic Northland Private Tour

Historic Northland Private Tour

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Get off the state highways and away from the tourist traps on this back-country tour of the Bay of Islands. Take a private jeep down gravel roads and through rolling countryside with a guide to point out rural highlights and landmarks. Learn about the history of the New Zealand Wars as you drive to the historic site of Ruapekapeka Pa; visit the quirky community of Kawakawa, home to the colorful Hundertwasser public toilets; and explore the Taikirau wetland and the ancient kauri forests in Opua Forest.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$194.23
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$194.23
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HMNZS Canterbury Dive Charters

HMNZS Canterbury Dive Charters

Come & join New Zealand Diving & dive the former Navy Frigate Canterbury F421. She now rests in Deep Water Cove near Cape Brett. Upright and intact, she makes for an impressive sight in a great dive location! For an experienced diver this is a truly remarkable dive site, purposely sunk for divers to train upon. Our tour caters for technical diver and advanced diver certifications. Those wishing to expand upon certifications, the Canterbury will provide an excellent site to do so. The charter includes full gear hire and 2 x single tanks, based on recreational divers. Technical diver gear is also available for hire at additional costs. Twin set, sidemounts & stages are available. Nitrox gas is also available for those certified to use it.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.04
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$187.04
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3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour

3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour

At Haka Tours we believe that size does matter and that's why we only take a max of 16 guests at a time on our 22 seater Haka coach. You'll have a unique Haka Adventure with a passionate local Kiwi guide. This tour is great if you want a magical, yet quick escape to soak up the sun in beautiful Northland. As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to book accommodation with us in Auckland the night before the tour – only having to walk downstairs on day 1 makes for a stress-free morning. Likewise, you can book an extra night at the end of the tour so you are not in a rush once we go our separate ways.
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  • 3 days
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$358.97
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Should I book Paihia tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Paihia can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 22 Paihia tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Paihia 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Paihia costs USD 48.56. Guided Paihia tours start around USD 48.56 per person. See all 22 Paihia tickets and tours on Viator.
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