Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor...

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


13 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

Online Maps

FREE Header

Camping NZ NEW

Welcome to New Zealand's most comprehensive database of freely available camping information. This is the only travel map of its kind in NZ.



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.


Feature Value Info


Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Local government organisation


North IslandNorthlandPaihia


  • i-SITE Centres
  • Free


Nikki Thompson 's avatar

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 over 3 years ago

Andrew Simpson's avatar

Andrew Simpson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really helpful and friendly staff.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Constanze's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Friendly people.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Selina Lott's avatar

Selina Lott


Ranking: 8/10

Nice staff.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Sebastian Russell-Smits's avatar

Sebastian Russell-Smits

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Gave us options we have never thought of!!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Neele & Philipp's avatar

Neele & Philipp


Ranking: 3/10

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

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Christina Rodewald's avatar

Christina Rodewald


Ranking: 7/10

Nice reception.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Timo Maschke's avatar

Timo Maschke


Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Reijenga's avatar



Ranking: 6/10

Focussed on selling (fairly expensive) trips.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Petra's avatar



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 over 9 years ago

Liz Marquart Scholtz's avatar

Liz Marquart Scholtz


Ranking: 8/10

Really friendly folks.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Jolien's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Lady at information desk was really friendly.

Reviewed over 9 years ago