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 accommodation options 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? Travellers enjoy fun activities like dolphin viewing, swimming and boating. Venture out of your cosy holiday 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 centre:

  • 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

Travellers enjoy Paihia for its boating. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 22°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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Paihia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 273 holiday lettings around Paihia. From 38 flats & apartments to 179 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Paihia? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Paihia. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Paihia Beach: 323 holiday lettings
  • Paihia Wharf: 323 holiday lettings
  • Makana Chocolate Boutique: 323 holiday lettings
  • St Paul’s Church: 323 holiday lettings
  • Opua Forest: 323 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Flats in Paihia?

Yes, of course. offers 38 Flats in Paihia. Our other popular types of Paihia holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 179 self catering accommodations
  • Lodges: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Resorts: 3 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Paihia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 28 holiday homes with pool available in Paihia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.