Destination guide

The beachside setting of Paihia is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Paihia. Renowned for its dolphin watching, local tours and boating, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Paihia

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Travelers enjoy fun activities like dolphin viewing opportunities, swimming and boating. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Paihia has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waitangi Golf Club (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Hundertwasser Public Toilets (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Manginangina Kauri Walk (18 mi / 28.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Paihia

Travelers enjoy Paihia for its boating. If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 72°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Paihia

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Paihia is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Paihia Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Russell Beach (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Haruru Falls (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Flagstaff Hill (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Long Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Paihia

Fly into Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands), the closest airport, located 10.2 mi (16.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Paihia, NZ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 267 vacation rentals near Paihia. From 166 Houses to 33 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Paihia for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Paihia?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Paihia. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Paihia Beach: 315 vacation rentals
  • Paihia Wharf: 315 vacation rentals
  • Makana Chocolate Boutique: 315 vacation rentals
  • St Paul’s Church: 313 vacation rentals
  • Flagstaff Hill: 316 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Paihia listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Paihia?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 166 Houses in Paihia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Paihia include:

  • Bungalows: 33 rentals available
  • Cabins: 33 rentals available
  • Cottages: 33 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Paihia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 25 vacation rentals with pool available in Paihia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.