• Kerikeri Accommodation
  • Bay of Islands Holiday Park
  • Kerikeri Motel Accommodation

Paihia & Russell

Beautiful Paihia, one of the two launching point for all tours and trips around the amazing Bay of Islands is just a 20 minute drive from Kerikeri.

Paihia is a picturesque town which offers so many opportunities for adventure or relaxation, be it browsing the quality gift stores, dining in a café that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, paddling a traditional Maori waka around dramatic cliffs and secluded coves or going skydiving!

From Paihia, you can take the pedestrain or car/motorhome ferry from Opua to the lovely seaside town of Russell. A place steeped in fascinating history, Russell boasts colonial buildings and museums to visit, excellent arts and crafts, charming eateries and beautiful beaches if all you feel like doing is swimming and sunbathing!

A 5 minute drive from Paihia town centre will bring you to one of New Zealand’s most culturally and historically significant sites – Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

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