YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

Description

Paihia is a bustling seaside town with superb golden beaches and a wide range of recreational facilities and a town rich in history and culture and the gateway to the world  famous Bay of islands...a must see when visiting New Zealand.

The YHA Bay of Islands Paihia is located  in the heart of Paihia and is a purpose built two level backpacker lodge with 50 beds ranging from shared twin to four and eight bed multi shared  rooms a 6 bed cabin and a female only dorm room. All rooms have their own ensuites.

YHA Bay of Islands Paihia offers affordable, comfortable, quiet and secure accommodation  for singles, couples, families and groups.

The magnificent Paihia beach is 100 meters from our door. A 5 minutes seaside stroll accesses the Bay of Islands' many water based activities. The lively bars and restaurants are just round the corner so you are close to all the action but secluded enough to enjoy a great night's sleep.  

Our cosy hostel has a fully equipped kitchen , lounge, laundry facilities plenty of outdoor dining space and is a great place to meet fellow travellers. Our staff are committed to ensure you have a memorable and rewarding stay and will happily arrange activities and offer suggestions.

We provide on site parking and there are tennis courts next door.

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"Set back from the beach frontage in a quiet location I wish I had stayed longer and will definitely return... This was one of the nicest hostels in New Zealand. Well done!" - Guest review for TripAdvisor.com 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car

From Whangarei head North on state highway. Once in Kawakawa, follow SH11 to Paihia. You will enter Paihia on Seaview Rd, McMurray Rd is the 1st street on the left before Paihia beach, YHA Paihia is just next to the tennis courts on the corner of King’s and McMurray Rds.

Bus/Shuttle

The bus station is in the centre of Paihia about 600m from the Hostel. When travelling on Intercity, Northliner, please ask your driver, at the time of boarding, to drop you off on King’s Rd. Magic, Stray and Kiwi Experience all end their journeys on King’s Rd as does Naked Bus.

Plane

The nearest Airport is Kerikeri (KKE) which is 25km away. All flights are met by shuttle buses and Taxis. The shuttle bus prices will vary depending on the number of passengers.

Ferry

All Russell passenger ferries dock at the main wharf in the centre of Paihia. On exiting the wharf turn left and follow Marsden Rd along the beach until King’s Rd, turn left into King’s Rd YHA Paihia is on the corner of King’s and Mc Murray Rds.

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  • BBQ
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA

Paihia has an abundance of activities available and our team will happily book any excursion for you and also keep you posted on seasonal promotions and specials to ensure you always get the best value. Some activities you might like to try:

  • Swimming with the Dolphins – Yep you can swim alongside these beautiful mammals in the clear Bay of Islands waters
  • Visit the Hole in the Rock – The awe inspiring famous hole in the rock can be visited by fast boat or leisurely day cruise
  • The Waitangi Treaty Grounds – Visit New Zealand premier historic site where New Zealand founding document was signed between Maori chiefs and the British crown. Guided tours and cultural performances available
  • R Tucker Tall ship – Sail on Northlands own iconic tall ship
  • Day tour to Cape Reinga – Take a tour to New Zealand’s northernmost tip driving along the famous 90 mile beach and even stopping for some sandboarding
  • Tours of wineries – Northland is fast becoming known as a region producing high quality New Zealand wines tours available.
  • Ferry to Romantic Russell – A  15 minute ferry trip across the water can you to historic Russell
  • Sky Diving – Try an adrenalin pumping buzz in one of New Zealands most picturesque settings
  • Quadbiking –Blat round a nearby farm……. a fun all weather activity 
  • Parasail – Enjoy stunning aerial views of the Bay of Islands at 1200 feet
  • Kayaks -  Are available for hourly rentals from the beach or for the more adventurous half or full day tours can be arranged
  • Fishing – The Bay of Islands is teaming with fish and we can arrange a fishing charter for individual or small groups from one of the several operators available
  • Scuba Diving – Plenty of wildlife and two historic shipwrecks to explore are diving options in the bay of Islands
  • Horse Trekking – Forest and ocean views horse trekking through the Waitangi Forest
  • Walks – There are some delightful walks close to the hostel
  • Darryls Dinner cruise -  Take a cruise up the Waitangi river to the Haruru falls with a kiwiana dinner
  • Golf – The Waitangi golf course is closest but there are a heap of course within 30 minutes of the hostel if you fancy a game
  • Helicopter Flights – For the ultimate experience we can arrange a scenic flight by helicopter to the Cape or the outer islands.

Events

  • Learn To Salsa (Feb 14th - Apr 18th) InStep Dance Studio principals Chris & Anne Leitch have been dancing since their early teens. With over 30 years' teaching experience, they have taught thousands of people the pleasurable art of ballroom dancing. If ...
  • New Zealand Juggling Festival 2014 (Apr 18th - Apr 21st) About New Zealand juggling festival: Date and Venue are all set to go for the 22nd New Zealand Circus Festival 2014! Since the early 1990s the festival has been held all over New Zealand, involving local and ...
  • A Moment in Time (Apr 5th - May 4th) An Exhibition of Ceramic works by John Papas. Come and meet this Auckland artist at the opening preview, 11am, Sat 5 April. Exhibition open Tues - Sunday, call 09 4075191 for gallery hours. Kaan Zamaan 373 Kerikeri ...
  • Good Friday Service (Apr 18th - Apr 18th) The Great Three Hours – Exploring the Atonement.
  • Family Fun Filled Easter Weekend (Apr 17th - Apr 21st) Join us at 35 Degrees South & Alongside this Easter for lots of fun for all the family! The kids start their holidays on Thursday 17th and we start off with delicious Hot Cross Buns available from Thursday until ...
  • The Goldfields Printmakers 'Borders and Crossings' (Apr 16th - May 25th) The Goldfields Printmakers 'Borders and Crossings' April 16th - May 25th Please join contributing artists, James Pasakos and Anne Langdon, for the exhibition opening on Wednesday April 16th from 5.00pm - 7.00pm. ...

The YHA Bay of Islands Paihia is a purpose built two level backpacker hostel with 50 beds ranging from  single rooms to shared twin and double rooms to eight bed dormitory rooms which every room having its own ensuite bathroom. This wide range of safe comfortable affordable accommodation plus our self-catered kitchen area and several outdoor dining areas make the YHA Bay of Islands Paihia ideal for groups on a budget.

There is so much to do here. Attractions include fishing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins, hole in the rock cruises, scenic flights, horse riding or a powerful journey to Waitangi to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and experience where our founding document was signed.

The other service we offer is our willingness to work with you to create a tailor made program to best suit your needs and budget. Owner operator Andy Larsen knows this neck of the woods well. Andy is well connected and will be able to compile a memorable high value package for your group.

Some typical packages could be

Discover our birthplace package

A powhiri welcome and a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Overnight accommodation at the YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

Dolphin Eco Experience

The Bay of Islands have the warmest waters in New Zealand and are perfect for swimming with the dolphins. Your tour will allow you to see and hear dolphins and whales and travel with staff that have an intimate knowledge of these wonderful creatures. Take this tour with overnight accommodation at the YHA Bay of Islands

Ideas for School Groups

Culture and heritage options

Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Powhiri ( welcome) and education tours available from years 1-13

Junior students - Social Studies, Community, Environment, New Zealand history

Treaty of Waitangi studies Years 9,10,11

Senior New Zealand history studies Years 12,13.

Pompellior House - Former headquarters of the French Catholic mission to the Western Pacific.

Stone Store -  New Zealand's oldest standing European building

Rewa's village - A full scale reconstruction of a Maori village 

Environment

Kawiti Glow worm caves - Historic glow worm and limestone caves

Fun 

Action world - Former world champion trapeze artists offer a series of circus options for students to try with a safe airbag landing system.