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Centabay Lodge

Centabay Lodge

BEST SHOWER IN NEW ZEALAND! My friend and I enjoyed our stay here; we were made to feel welcome and the owner and his reception lady are both fun to talk to. There are many young people here so we oldies stood out a bit but everyone was friendly. ... more

Overall
5
Peppertree Lodge

Peppertree Lodge

clean rooms+beds, good organisation and friendly service with late check-in possible ... more

Overall
4
YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

Compared to the usual type of high quality YHA hostel, this one was pretty dismal. ... more

Overall
3

Paihia Discussions

  • Cost of activities in NZ?
    Can anyone give me a rough guide on how much it costs to do sports in NZ? I'm buying the Kiwi Experience bus pass. Would like to: 1) Jump out of an aeroplane (tandom dive or sky dive is it?) 2) Bungee jump (ahh!) 3) Hang glide 4) Whale watch 5) Walk Franz Josef fox glacier 6) Canoe/kayak in Paihia bay ...

  • New Year in NZ
    Hi Katy, I'm sure nzfocus has it right, but I want to add my own little caveat just in case. I risk sounding like an old fart (I'm a youthful thirtysomething), but I stayed in Paihia in the Bay ...

  • Honeymoon Location
    If you're going to the Bay of Islands, I'd avoid Paihia (too touristy, with too many loads of backpacker busses arriving each day), but instead take the ferry across the bay to Russell (or the huge detour to get there by car), which is a much more quiet (rustic, even) and romantic location ...

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Paihia Blog Entries

  • Paihia
    Well we finally made it out of the city and took a bus up to Paihia. It was raining off and on all day which was good cause we really didn't do a whole lot. We wandered around and got lots of pamphlets at the travel place to see what we are going to do out here. Necha is going on a dolphin cruise ...
    Posted in Jade's Adventure! by Jaders

  • Paihia
    Nå er jeg i Paihia, Bay of Islands. Fire timer nord for Auckland. Har det bra, møtte noen franskmenn på bussen som jeg hang med i går, og nå skal jeg straks ut å padle i kajakk med noen jenter fra rommet. Går veldig opp og ned med humøret, ene øyeblikket føler jeg meg helt alene, og ti minutter ...
    Posted in Gingertrip by Lise Marie

  • Paihia
    Paihia es un sitio de playa,donde todo el mundo vive del turismo.Sirve como base para explorar Bay of Islands por barco y también para explorar Northland,la parte más septentrional de Nueva Zelanda. Su mayor atracción turística,es Waitangi,donde se encuentran los Treaty Grounds ,los terrenos donde ...
    Posted in Nueva Zelanda by Laura Elena

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