About Paihia

Welcome to Paihia, the heart of New Zealand's beautiful Bay of Islands

Paihia is in the heart of the Bay of Islands, a sub-tropical region known for its breathtaking beauty and history. Paihia is recognised as the Jewel of the Bay of Islands and is the perfect base to explore the region.  

Enjoy the beauty of this area when you join a daily cruise, a fishing charter or hire a sea kayak.  Enter a maritime adventure playground with an abundance of wildlife including dolphins, marlin, whales, gannets and more.  All water activities depart from the Paihia Wharf which is a 3 minute flat walk from Breakwater Motel.

On land enjoy scenic river and seaside walking tracks.

Visit the birthplace of the nation Waitangi, where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, making this the most historic site in New Zealand. The Treaty Grounds boast native wildlife, heritage gardens, bush tracks and seaviews and situated 2kms from Breakwater Motel.

An idyllic location for adventure, culture or just relaxing.