The coastal haven known as Paihia is a holiday town perfect for the traveller searching for a peaceful vacation amongst the picturesque attractions and the serene ambience. Located within the Bay of Islands southeast of Kerikeri this beautiful land boasts history, culture, adventure and delightful scenery.
Paihia is the central town of the spectacular Bay of Islands in New Zealand. A town that sees many sightseers annually, it boasts an abundant array of activities, historical sites, events and attractions. The islands in the vicinity are known as sites for romantic excursions and great places to spend a quiet holiday underneath the sun and by the seas.
Visitors to this town can find pleasant indulgences such as shopping, dining and tourist getaways second to none. An attraction like the Maritime Centre in Paihia offers a sightseer with a boat or a ferry cruise along the pier. The Maori Meeting House, the Treaty House and the large Waka carved Canoe are among the other attractions here.
Two of the other prestigious landmarks in Paihia are the Church of Paihia and the Church of St. Paul (considered the first burial ground in New Zealand and the venue for the very first wedding celebration). A visit along the Paihia waters to Russell is an experience recommended. In a nearby location to Paihia is another picturesque village known as Kerikeri – this place is also a worthy destination to visit if you are a keen traveller. Kerikeri is home to some of New Zealand's ancient buildings that are still seen preserved. Other attractions here are fairy pools, arts and crafts enterprises and the Puketi Forest.
Among the attractions seen at Kerikeri are the Rainbow Falls – this beautiful natural feature is one of the country's proudest possessions.
Travellers looking for a waterfront Paihia hotelwill find Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia an ideal option for accommodation. This gorgeous location overlooking the bay is a brilliant lodging choice. What's more, guests here are offered great Paihia hotel packagesto choose from, luxurious facilities and an exceptional level of hospitality and comfort.