Paihia Activity Highlights Overview
Paihia is a favourite holiday destination. It is situated in the Far North in a subtropical climate overlooking the glorious Bay of Islands, what's more it has become known as the "jewel of the Bay of Islands". Paihia offers many stunning activities of all people to enjoy.
Paihia Activities include:
- Big game fishing
- Dolphin watching
- Sky diving and parasailing
- Scenic flights
- Horse trekking
- Bush walks
- Exploring cultural and heritage sites - especially the place of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi
- Eating out
Water Based Activities
Activities include Big Game Fishing for which the Bay of Islands is world renowned, fish species include Snapper and Kingfish. Or one can go on tours in the Bay of Islands and swim with the Dolphins.
Nestled abreast to the dazzling Bay of Islands in a warm subtropical climate, Paihia is an ideal spot for fantastic water based activities. Activities include leisurely sailing enjoying the serene peace and tranquil calm, cruising around the Bay of Islands and beyond, and diving into the inviting waters of the Bay of Islands even diving down to the scuttled HMNZS Canterbury and Rainbow Warrior.
Air Based Activities
In the skies above thrill seeking activities include sky diving and parasailing where one can really enjoy the magnificence of the Far North - Paihia boasts the highest sky diving in New Zealand. Alternatively enjoy scenic flights over the picturesque landscape from the safety of a helicopter's cabin.
Land Based Activities
Paihia enjoys an array of exciting land based activities; these include walks into New Zealand's native forests where one can enjoy the tranquillity of New Zealand's special flora and fauna. Alternatively explore the illustrious country side on horseback, Paihia offers exciting and adventuresome horse trekking tours.
Other activities include exploring old heritage buildings including the "Treaty House" in nearby Waitangi three kilometres from Paihia where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed ushering in the dawn of a new age for New Zealand and the birth of a nation. Paihia is a base for deep-sea fishing, boating and for visiting sites of historical interest throughout the Bay of Islands.
Of course Paihia offers a selection of places to eat out, relax and enjoy your holiday.
Paihia is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:
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Paihia Region Information
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Major activities and attractions in the Paihia region.