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Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre (Paihia)



13 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

66 i-SITE Centres

35 Paihia




Our friendly and knowledgeable local experts will provide you with impartial information about accommodation, activities and tours throughout Whangarei, Northland and the rest of New Zealand. They are agents for Tranz Rail, Intercity, Naked Bus, Interislander and Bluebridge and offer a FREE booking service.

Paihia often referred to as the "Jewel of the Bay of Islands" and is a good starting point for the many and varied trips and adventures that await you here in the bay.

Visit the iconic Hole in the Rock, swim alongside dolphins, and visit the beautiful islands that make up the Bay of Islands. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are the "Birthplace of a Nation" and is one of New Zealands most historic sites. Russell is lovely sleepy village that offers fantastic restaurants and cafes and lots of the oldest buildings in New Zealand such as New Zealand's oldest church and the oldest licenced pub in New Zealand.

Go game fishing or snapper fishing, kayaking and enjoy other water sports in the sparkling waters. There are lots of lovely walks to be enjoyed. Play a round of golf at Waitangi Golf Course with beautiful views over the bay.

Kerikeri has the country's oldest house and the Mission's Stone Store dating from 1832. Kerikeri has excelent sporting facilities including golf, all weather tennis and yachting. Take a walk to Rainbow Falls and the Puketi Forest is definitely worth a visit.


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Nikki Thompson

Ranking: 1/10

Very bad experience some of these people should not be able to work in this area surrounding and giving local knowledge they give the WORD information a bad name very RUDE MANNERED service

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Andrew Simpson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really helpful and friendly staff.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Ranking: 8/10

Friendly people.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Selina Lott


Ranking: 8/10

Nice staff.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Sebastian Russell-Smits

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Gave us options we have never thought of!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Neele & Philipp


Ranking: 3/10

Tried to be helpful but had only information of guided tours.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Christina Rodewald


Ranking: 7/10

Nice reception.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Timo Maschke


Ranking: 9/10

Great service for luggage storage and good information for the whole area - Bay of Islands.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Ranking: 6/10

Focussed on selling (fairly expensive) trips.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

After host helped us to find the perfect tour and helped us to get a refund the next day when we missed the tour by a minute. Helped us to find something else to do.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Liz Marquart Scholtz


Ranking: 8/10

Really friendly folks.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Lady at information desk was really friendly.

Reviewed about 7 years ago