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Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Paihia, Bay of Islands


Bay of Islands is a region on the north tip of New Zealand.


As of Oct 1 2019, travellers from most countries will need to apply for a NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) linked to your passport. It is valid for multiple entries and two years. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas

Where You're Docked

Ships anchor and tender passengers to Waitangi Wharf northwest of the main town of Paihia. Shuttles are usually provided though it is a pleasant 25 minute walk along the beach to town with one small hill.

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Money and Tipping

New Zealand's currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Like Australia, prices displayed are inclusive of all taxes. Tipping is not necessary.

Local Transportation

Paihia is a very small town with only a couple of main streets.


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Shopping & Restaurants

Shops, restaurants, and a post office can be found in the small town center in Pahia. There is a small supermarket in town but a larger Countdown supermarket on Puketona Rd off the roundabout midway between the wharf and town.


The small public library has free WiFi but it is a weak signal which can only be accessed outside. There are some internet cafes in town and by the beach.

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