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Top-rated vacation rentals in Paihia

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Guesthouse in Opua
Harbour View Cottage Bay of Islands
Harbour View Cottage is a sunny well appointed, self contained, private cottage situated in Opua, Bay of Islands. Cosy, Warm and Comfortable. Only 3 hours drive North of Auckland, being the perfect location to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands. Quality comfortable Super King Bed, Luxury Linen and Towels. Enjoy Picturesque Harbour, Bush and Farmland Views surrounded by our tropical gardens all from your own private verandah and exclusive deck, complete with outdoor dining.
$130 per night
Guest suite in Paihia
Waitangi Self Contained Studio
Fully self contained, quiet and private yet located close to beach, boat ramp, supermarket and cafes. Newly built and cozy with plenty of outdoor flow. The shower although private it is outside. May not suit everyone. There are bikes and a touring kayak. At high tide there is access to the Waitangi river and plenty enough time to paddle to Haruru falls or Paihia and back.
$68 per night
Apartment in Paihia
Stunning sea views-private-fully equipped-spotless
-Everything is within walking distance from the house. Park undercover and walk everywhere. -Go to sleep with the relaxing sound of waves breaking on the beach and wake up to birds singing. -Our holiday home is in a superb location in Paihia with spectacular sea views overlooking one of Paihia's most popular swimming beaches. - ALL LINEN AND TOWELS ARE PROVIDED.
$215 per night

Stay near Paihia's top sights

Paihia Wharf7 locals recommend
Paihia Beach7 locals recommend
Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack18 locals recommend
Charlotte's Kitchen44 locals recommend
GREEN'S - Paihia - Indian and Thai Cuisine16 locals recommend
Alfresco's Restaurant & Bar27 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Paihia

Apartment in Paihia
Luxury self contained apartment Sea views Paihia
$246 per night
Apartment in Paihia
Te Wahi Mahana (A Warm Place), Paihia
$76 per night
Cottage in Paihia
Koru Cottage - quiet and relaxing - you deserve it
$67 per night
Guesthouse in Opua
Tea Tree Cottage
$92 per night
Guest suite in Paihia
Studio in Central Paihia
$108 per night
Apartment in Paihia
Moana Sea View Villas
$123 per night
Cottage in Paihia
Billion $ view, serenity, peace -single travellers
$55 per night
Home in Kerikeri
Rustic Bush Retreat
$181 per night
Guest suite in Kerikeri
The Studio set in private tropical setting.
$77 per night
Tiny home in Haruru
Milk & Honey~Luxe Cabin
$105 per night
Guest suite in Opua
Cozy Little Sleep Out
$64 per night
Apartment in Paihia
1. The Treetops @ #10 Abri
$181 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Paihia

Total rentals

240 properties

Rentals with a pool

40 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

20 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

130 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

14K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$40 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Paihia

All About Paihia

Known as the gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a thriving seaside town in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island, where the lands are steeped in Māori culture. With 144 islands to explore just off its shores, the small community is a haven for water-based activities and island-hopping. Sailing, kayaking, jet-skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing are all popular pursuits around the islands. The diving sites here are considered some of the best in the world, with abundant marine life and volcanic outcrops to explore. All types of boat cruises leave from Paihia Wharf, giving you a variety of methods to take in the Bay of Islands. Around Paihia town, you’ll find a range of routes, from short walks to long hikes, to explore the lush landscapes, waterfalls, and coves.

The influence of Māori culture on this part of the Northlands is strong and enduring, in the everyday life of the town and in sacred sites nearby. You can visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, an important spot for the country’s history as it marks the beginning of New Zealand as a nation.

The town center of Paihia has some great restaurants to choose from, and you’ll find several vineyards within a scenic 30-minute drive. Or simply pack a picnic and head to the beach.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Paihia

The north of New Zealand is often referred to as winterless, as it enjoys consistently moderate tropical weather all year round. To experience the area with fewer tourists, consider booking your Paihia rental for winter (June, July, and August) when it tends to be quieter but days are rarely less than cool — a light jacket should be all you need. The summer months are marked by clear days and balmy temperatures, so sunscreen is a must. New Year’s Eve is a big celebration here, and if you visit in January, you can attend the Bay of Islands music festival — a joyous blend of roots, dub, soul, and hip hop.

Top things to do in Paihia

Bay of Islands

More than 100 islands are scattered throughout this 100-square-mile bay with a lacy coastline and many subsidiary inlets. To make the most of the islands, you’ll want to get out on a boat tour to take in the incredible scenery and learn its stories. Many tours pass through the Hole in the Rock, a naturally formed arch at Cape Brett. Experienced sailors can rent a boat and explore according to their own itinerary.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Fewer than two miles from Paihia is where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840, marking the end of decades of conflict and forming the modern nation of New Zealand. The center has two museums, traditional Māori performances, and interactive exhibitions. The cafe and gardens are a peaceful spot for reflection, and the art galleries present creations from past and present.

Haruru Falls

This dramatic horseshoe-shaped waterfall gets its name from the colossal noise it makes as water cascades over the rocks. You can access the boardwalk and waterfall on foot from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, with the 3.7-mile walk taking around 2.5 hours. You’ll follow the Waitangi River past mangrove trees; be sure to keep an eye out for kingfishers and shags, which nest nearby.

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