New Zealand – Paihia

Paihia is a very nice seaside town near the north tip of New Zealand. There’s many things to do there. I took 2 day trips – a cruise called The Cream Trip where we saw the Hole-In-The-Rock, swim with dolphins, did boom-netting and landed a really pretty island. I also did a bus trip to see the Cape Reinga Lighthouse and ancient Kaori trees. The cream trip costs about NZD100 and the Cape Reinga trip cost about NZD80. I also did some kayaking by the beach too…

I also visited the town of Russell, which is a 5min boat ride from the Paihia pier, it has old colonial buildings, a small trek, and some seaside restaurants.

The paihia beach is also very nice and I laze by the beach and also walked a little around the seaside town and the restaurants.

Here’re some photos…

The Cream Trip:

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The next day, I went on the Cape Reinga trip… We visited the ancient Kaori tree, went sandboarding and also went to take a walk to the Cape Reinga lighthouse… Here’re some photos…:

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The ancient Kauri tree
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the staircase that is carved out of one big Kauri tree
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sculpture carved out of a Kauri tree

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climbing up the hill for sandboarding
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me and my sandboard
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at Cape Reinga
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the Cape Reinga Lighthouse

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the view from the lighthouse walkway

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The next day, I took a walk along the beach…

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Then I took a boat ride out to Russell – which is the first capital of New Zealand

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did a little trek at Russell

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My last day in New Zealand… so I took a photo with my favourite bus

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That’s for Paihia, please see my other articles on other towns that I’ve been to too, hope you enjoy reading 🙂

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