Known as the “Winterless North” the Bay of Islands offers fun and sun no matter what the season.
Paihia is the Heart of the Bay of Islands; the place of friendly locals, providing many places to wander along the waterfront including a multitude of shops, cafes and restaurants. Whether it's swimming with dolphins, taking in a spot of retail therapy, exploring the Far North or just lazing under a tree, Paihia is the place to be.
The landscape and scenery in and around Paihia and the Bay of Islands is nothing short of spectacular. There are amazing beaches and a host of islands making this an aquatic playground for the adventurous. Historical sites and native bush provide endless land-based enjoyment.
If adventure is what you seek, enjoy game fishing, island cruising, swimming with dolphins, diving, sailing, sea kayaking, golf, parasailing and sky diving. We really do have it all here!
Less adrenaline style but equally impressive, are the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and other historic sites, arts and craft centres, winery's, unique museums and walks in the Maritime Park.
Many come to the Bay of Islands for the adventures and beach time, only to find themselves spending the day relaxing on their Abri Apartment deck enjoying the sun and views!
Boat cruises depart from the Paihia Wharf which is an easy 3-5 minute walk from Abri Apartments. The cruises will allow you to fully experience some of the 144 islands, within the aptly named Bay of Islands. Scenic boat trips out to the ‘Hole in the Rock’ at the tip of Cape Brett, the southern gateway to the Bay of Islands, is one of the most popular maritime excursions, along with experiencing a dinner cruise up the famous Waitangi River.
For a true Northland cultural experience, you can visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds or you can paddle a waka up the tidal estuaries of the Waitangi River.
Or you can just Relax, Soak up the Stunning Sea Views from your patio deckchair at Abri Apartments, while you Listen to the Birds Singing in the Trees.
Some useful Links for further information about the Bay of Islands and New Zealand:
Bay of Islands Information:- http://www.bayofislandsinformation.co.nz
Bay of Islands Travel Guide:- http://www.bay-of-islands.co.nz/
Things you Must Do in Paihia, Bay of Islands:- http://mustdonewzealand.co.nz/paihia-things-to-do-tours-attractions/
Destination Northland’s Official Website:- http://www.northlandnz.com
NZ Online; Travel, Tourism Directory & Travel Planner:- http://www.nzonline.org.nz/
Grand Cru Fishing Charters Bay of Islands:- http://www.grandcrucharters.nz