Bus to Paihia / Bay of Islands
Daily InterCity® bus services to Paihia operate from Auckland, Whangarei, Kerikeri and throughout the Northland region.
Buses to Paihia (Bay of Islands) arrive at the Maritime Building located on Paihia Wharf, giving you easy access to local accommodation and activities. For the best range of cruises and tours in the Bay of Islands visit dolphincruises.co.nz
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Approximate Bus to Paihia/Bay of Islands Travel Times:
Whangarei to Paihia : 1 hour 15 minutes
Auckland to Paihia : 4 hours
A friendly resort town in the beautiful Bay of Islands, Paihia is the perfect base for your Northland holiday. The region has been home to Māori iwi (tribes) since Kupe the voyager arrived there around 1000 AD. In the 1800s, whalers and early European missionaries began to settle there. From the 1930s on, its fame as a holiday destination began to grow, and today it's a favourite holiday hotspot thanks to its beautiful beaches and the abundance of marine wildlife.
Things to do in Paihia include boating, swimming, fishing, and visiting Russell across the harbour. A range of Bay of Islands cruises offer dolphin watching, island-hopping and visiting scenic highlights like the Cape Brett Peninsula and the famous Hole in the Rock.
If you'd prefer to keep your feet on dry land, Paihia's busy town centre has many cafes, restaurants and great boutique stores to browse.
There's nothing better than taking a walk through New Zealand's native forest. Paihia has many walks suitable for people of all abilities, providing spectacular views of Waitangi, the Bay of Islands and Russell. Get your walking shoes on and explore coastal trails, native rainforest and abundant birdlife.
Just a five-minute drive (or a pleasant walk along the shore) from Paihia is Waitangi, known as the birthplace of our nation. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to learn about New Zealand's history on a guided tour, and experience authentic Māori culture.
InterCity makes it easy to bus to Paihia, with daily services year-round. Additionally, the FlexiPass and TravelPass bus passes offer affordable, flexible bus travel with an easy to manage online booking account.