Visit the beautiful Bay of Islands with InterCity on a bus Auckland to Paihia with fares from just $1 (+ booking fee). 

Buses depart daily from the InterCity SkyCity Terminal at 102 Hobson Street, Auckland City and arrive at the Paihia Maritime Building, adjacent to the wharf. The bus journey takes approximately 4 hours.

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About Paihia

The sunny holiday town of Paihia is the gateway to all things adventure in the Bay of Islands, making it a great base for visitors. With so many activity options, there is something for everyone’s taste and budget. These include cruises, water activities and historical sites.

Explore the area by foot - the Haruru Falls are just around the corner. A raised boardwalk over mangroves leads visitors to these impressive horse-shoe shaped waterfalls. "Haruru" means loud or thundering noise and is the site of one of New Zealand's oldest river ports. Alternatively, catch the ferry across to Russell and explore the once-notorious "Hell Hole of the Pacific". 

Explore the islands aboard a dolphin watching cruise and get up close and personal with marine wildlife or take a trip to Cape Reinga to drive along Ninety Mile Beach and watch the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea Collide. 

Steeped in rich history, visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where on the 6th February 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed between Maori and British Crown. Known as the birthplace of the nation, Waitangi is New Zealand's most important historic site. 

Other activities to do while in Paihia include hiring a rod 'n reel and go fishing, getting the heart racing and taking a bush walk, or playing golf. Alternatively, relax and unwind and enjoy fish'n chips on the beach. 

Visiting Paihia with kids? Why not let them join the circus! Action World is their chance to try out the flying trapeze, high wire,  and the climbing wall.

Paihia hosts a great range of cafes and restaurants and for those who enjoy live music and bars, Kings Road is the place to be. 

Visit to learn more about Paihia and the Bay of Islands. Bus Auckland to Paihia and the Bay of Islands with InterCity to enjoy the golden beaches and rich history of the Bay of Islands.

With two bus passes provided by InterCity, you can bus Auckland to Paihia with ease. Take a look at the FlexiPass and the TravelPass to learn more. You have the flexibility to jump on and off wherever you want and managing your travel online is effortless. 

GreatSights and GrayLine offer sightseeing tours departing and returning Auckland and Paihia.