Things to do in Paihia
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Tourist Activities and Attractions in Bay of Islands

WATER ACTIVITIES

Water Actvities

All boating departures are just a 15-minute walk or 1 minute drive away, but free pick-ups are available from the Aloha free of charge and bus tours will pick up and drop off at the motel entrance.

Boat tours include Hole in the Rock, ½ day and full day island visits, speed boat trips, sailing (tall ship, racing yacht and charter yacht), swimming with dolphins and much, much more.
Only a short distance from the motel you will find parasailing, catamaran hire and kayak hire.


CAPE REINGA WANDERER DAY TOUR

Water Actvities

A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua).

Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Maori culture and tradition, on a full-day return tour from Paihia or Kerikeri. Experience the thrill of driving along 90 mile beach and sand boarding on the giant dunes


FULLERS GREATSIGHTS: HOKIANGA DAY TOUR

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Journey into a unique part of New Zealand, first discovered by Kupe the voyager. Visit the 2.8 million year old Wairere Boulders and the Waipoua Forest, and meet a national icon, the mighty kauri tree Tāne Mahuta on a full-day tour from Paihia. Enjoy a lunch stop at the picturesque Hokianga harbour.


FULLER'S GREATSIGHTS: CREAM TRIP - DAY IN THE BAY

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Take part in the Bay of Islands most famous cruise. The “Cream Trip" began in 1927 and remains a popular cruise with tourists today. You will have a full Day in the Bay including dolphin encounters and swimming ( additional fees apply), discovering the Hole in the Rock, delivering mail , boom netting , Island stopover for lunch and learning the history of the Bay of Islands through informative and interactive commentary.


FULLER'S GREATSIGHTS: DOLPHIN CRUISE TO THE HOLE IN THE ROCK

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Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Cruise past many of the 144 islands and take in the sights of the Hole in the Rock and the rich history and scenery that makes up the bay of Islands. Island stopover included as well as a bonus free ferry ticket to extend your day.


FULLER'S GREATSIGHTS: DOLPHIN ECO EXPERIENCE

Water Actvities

Get up close to view and swim with Dolphins in their natural environment in New Zealand's warmest waters. Travel on our purpose built 35 seat intimate vessel with an experienced passionate crew which will get you as close as possible to these amazing creatures. Swim is included and wetsuit, snorkel and mask are supplied. Terms and conditions do apply.


GREAT VALUE TOUR COMBO DEAL

Water Actvities

Hole in the Rock + Cape Reinga + Russell Passenger Ferry
Explore the Bay by land and sea over two days, with a dolphin watching cruise and a trip to New Zealand’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga. Choose either a half-day Hole in the Rock cruise and explore the Bay in search of dolphins while visiting its highlights – or get into the water and swim with these amazing creatures on a Dolphin Eco Experience cruise.
Note: Dolphin Eco Experience is not available between 29 April - 25 October 2014; swimming with dolphins is available as an optional extra on the Hole in the Rock cruise during this period.


Map

From the North
Follow Paihia beach and turn right up Seaview Road at the end of the beach.

Aloha Seaview Resort Motel is located at the top of the hill, 700m from the beach on the right side

 

 

 

From South (via Kawakawa)
Aloha Seaview Resort Motel is located at the top of the hill as you arrive in Paihia – left side