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Paihia Wharf featuring a bay or harbour and a coastal town

Dine on fresh seafood in local restaurants, admire stunning oceanfront views and embark on cruises and fishing excursions from this pretty wharf.

Paihia Wharf is the departure point for some of the best fishing charters and boat trips in the Bay of Islands. Take a scenic cruise up Waitangi River or go on a dolphin-watching tour. A passenger ferry to Russell, one of the first European settlements in New Zealand, also leaves from the wharf.

Walk down the wharf and soak up the sea views. Look for anglers casting rods nearby; fishing competitions for both adults and children are occasionally held here.

Many charters and cruises operate out of Paihia Wharf. Book a reef fishing trip to catch species such as trevally, sea trout and snapper. Boat cruises are an excellent way to see the Bay of Islands’ local marine life. Spot whales, dolphins, penguins and various species of seabirds. Paihia Wharf also features afternoon and overnight cruises.

Taste exceptional New Zealand wines and craft beers in bars near Paihia Wharf. Many restaurants here serve fresh seafood, including oysters from the nearby Waikare Inlet, and offer superb oceanfront views. Paihia also has restaurants that serve outstanding international cuisine as well as cafés for brunch and coffee.

From the wharf, walk to other nearby attractions, such as Paihia Beach and Te Tii Bay. Paihia Wharf is also near trails that weaves through native forest areas, including the Harrison’s Bush Scenic Reserve Trail and the Waitangi to Haruru Falls Track.

Find the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to the north of town; this is where the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, was signed in the 19th century. Browse the comprehensive exhibits at the Museum of Waitangi, which is now located at the site.

Paihia Wharf is in the popular tourist town of Paihia, about 230 kilometres (140 miles) from Auckland. Choose from various types of accommodation, ranging from luxurious resorts with spa facilities and oceanfront hotels to self-catered apartments.

Stroll along the Paihia Wharf in summer and absorb the lively atmosphere while watching the boats bobbing offshore.

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Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
138 Marsden Road, Bay of Islands, Paihia
The price is £64 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Offering direct access to the beach, this Paihia aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paihia Wharf and Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Beach and Waitangi Golf ...
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"Clean, plenty of room, directly across the road from the beach, short walk to the the town and eateries. Perfect for us, would happily stay again."

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2021

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Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £69 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
This family-friendly Paihia hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Paihia Wharf and Paihia Beach. Waitangi Treaty Grounds is 1.5 mi (2.4 ...
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"Great stay- great room and location, clean and tidy, friendly staff, great price. What a beautiful place."

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Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
4 out of 5
130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
The price is £118 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paihia Wharf and Paihia Beach. Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Waitangi Golf Club are ...
4.4/5Excellent! (235 reviews)
"Lovely views. Vehicle access to hotel was a little confusing. A little noisy. Great location"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2021

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The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection
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100 Marsden Road, Paihia
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