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Bay of Islands Attractions:
travel from Paihia to:
Christchurch (via Rotorua)
Queenstown (via Rotorua)
Bus & Coach Services From Paihia (Bay of Islands)
New Zealand's North Island with its unique 7 unique geographical regions
and diverse natural beauty, from soaring mountain peaks, fiords, lakes,
rivers, native rugged bush, the majestic volcanoes of the North Island's
central plateau to the central North Island skifields of
Turoa by bus and coach from
Paihia in the Bay of Islands.
Paihia (Pop 1770) is the
main tourist town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island
of New Zealand. It is located close to the historic towns of Russell, and
Kerikeri, 60 kilometres north of Whangarei.
shimmering safe waters and superb beaches, Paihia is a good place to be
based for your Bay of Islands experience. Take a relaxing walk along
unspoilt beaches, take a guided tour through historical sites or go fishing.
If adventure is what you seek, perhaps try skydiving, parasailing, scuba
diving or kayaking. Paihia is the place of friendly locals, happy cafés and
people enjoying life.
Whether it is swimming with delightful dolphins, taking in a spot of retail
therapy or just lazing under a tree, Paihia is the place for it. Its also
where New Zealand's first game of cricket was held.
Rich in culture, history and natural resources, Paihia is the place of
friendly locals, happy cafes and people enjoying life whether it is swimming
with dolphins, taking in a spot of retail therapy, bush walking or just
lazing on the beach.
Known as the jewel of the magnificent Bay of Islands, with shimmering safe
waters and superb beaches, there are plenty of recreational activities in
among the 144 islands: sail, fish, swim, dive, snorkel, charter a launch or
paddle a sea kayak around the islands.
Nearby is the historic
settlement of Waitangi to the north, and the residential and commercial
areas of Haruru Falls/Watea to the west; the townships of Opua and Russell and the small
settlement of Te Haumi to the south.
Travelling from Paihia is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses with reclining seats and foot
Newmans Coachlines operate premier
services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and onboard toilet/washroom
InterCity Coachlines operates the
overnight bus service between Paihia, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North
and Wellington or vice versa, connecting at
Cook Strait ferry services
between the North and South Islands.
The Starlighter service features reclining
seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning
controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes two
refreshment/comfort stops on route.
If you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty
from Paihia, there is a range of
'Book As You Go' flexi bus and ferry passes
value for money travel.