Paihia is a small coastal town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. Paihia makes an excellent base for exploring the Bay of Islands and is located close to the historic town of Russell.
The town offers an extensive choice of accommodation for visitors and plenty of activities to get the best from the Bay of Islands. From the wharf you can arrange a trip to the beautiful outer islands, join a deep sea fishing expedition or catch ferry to Russell. Sea kayaking tours are popular as are excursions to the local ‘hole in the rock’ at the tip of Cape Brett. Keep your eyes open for dolphins and you may even get the chance to swim with them.
Not far from Paihia is the historic Treaty House at Waitangi, which marks the beginning of New Zealand as a nation. Just west of Paihia is Haruru, worth visiting for its walk to an impressive waterfall.
For your stay in Paihia, you may want a hotel, apartment, bed and breakfast, hostel, camp site, campervan, farmstay, homestay, lodge, motel, holiday park or even a vineyard – simply select your chosen accommodation to view more details.
Copthorne Bay of Islands, Tau Henare Drive, Paihia
Hotel From $85 per night
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands has a superb waterfront location in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens and part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
With 180 guests rooms including four suites, the hotel provides individual patio or balcony from which to enjoy the bay, estuary or garden views while the rooms offer a serene escape with designs inspired by nature. On-site facilities include the Re:condition massage studio, tennis court, spectacular free form lagoon style swimming pool, mountain bike hire and courtesy shuttle to downtown Paihia.
The hotel is the perfect base for those wishing to visit the scenic golf course, participate in some of the best big game fishing in the world, experience the wonder of the local native bush walks or to simply relax in a picturesque location.
Copthorne Bay of Islands
Tau Henare Drive PO Box 150 Paihia
Bay of Islands 2150