"Keeweechic's Paihia & Bay of Islands" Paihia by keeweechic

Paihia Travel Guide: 124 reviews and 295 photos

Paihia was settled by Europeans as a mission station in 1823 is now the main centre for tourists to the Bay area. The Bay of Islands area is abundant with of marine life, including the big Marlin, Whales, Penguins, Dolphins, Gannets and many other species. There are some 144 islands in the area.

Close by is Waitangi, where The Treaty of Waitangi, the founding document of the nation of New Zealand was signed in 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and Maori chiefs. There is the Treaty House, Maori War Canoes, and the carved memorial meeting house. The view of the bay is spectacular from Waitangi.

Paihia is the perfect base to explore areas in the far north and see magnificent Kauri forests, Cape Reinga - the tip of New Zealand and 90 Mile Beach.

Northland Map

Local Map with Attractions

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.
(c) keeweechic 2001-2006 (copyright)

  • Last visit to Paihia: Feb 2000
  • Intro Updated Aug 1, 2006
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  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2014 at 2:59 AM

    Looking forward to being here in a couple of months. Great photos!

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2005 at 4:19 AM

    Interesting to read about the Treaty of Waitangi ... sounds like a nice little place with a lot of history. Lovely pictures of the Haruru falls, Maori war canoe and that amazing rock formation.

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2004 at 9:00 PM

    Haruru Falls are so pretty. This region is very beautiful, great photos.

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2003 at 7:39 AM

    such wonderful scenery, a great page, and it can be a bit haruru in our house sometimes :-)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2003 at 1:22 PM

    Great page, beautiful photos! Another wonderful place you visited! I would love to go here!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2002 at 9:19 PM

    when Kiwis flock to the Beach they do it at Paihia....great Hole that!!


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