Bayview Motel

2 Bayview Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0247, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

Northern Explorer

A travel blog entry by nbinette04


... carved meeting house and Ngatokimatawhaorua, the world's largest ceremonial war canoe. It was made out of 3 trees and can hold up to 150 people.

We had a guided tour of the grounds with a direct descendent of one of the treaty signers. We were the only people on the tour, and it was really interesting to get her perspective on the treaty and life today for the Maoris. She finished the tour with ...

Bay Of Islands - Paihia

A travel blog entry by belinda.cobby


... at Baylys Beach just north of Auckland. We got glimpses of the sparkling black sand but I think we were maybe too far north because it was not what I had seen on the internet. Oh well… not to worry we got to stretch our legs and snap a few photos anyway.

From there we carried on to Opononi where we saw the statue of Opo 'The friendly Dolphin' I remember as a kid. Although the statue isn't the ...

I throw a mean axe!

A travel blog entry by emma-may-white


... sporting smears of Irish flag paint! From New Plymouth I hopped on an intercity towards Hamilton to meet Rikki who I had been talking to previously and who had a spare seat in the car for a mini road trip! We made rough plans and headed up towards the bay of islands the next day. What has followed has so far has been 5 days of sheep, Zion lion sanctuary, a random night out with the locals in Paiha, a night sleeping in the car in a doc ...


A travel blog entry by mersonjames


... now has a thriving little tourist industry going, all based on its public conveniences. These must be the only toilets in the world where you can hang about inside and outside taking photographs without getting either beaten up or arrested.

Paihia is a lovely little tourist town on the shore of the Bay of Islands and another small town called Russell is on the other side. We park up and have something to eat and then take the little ferry ...

Waitangi, Paihia, Russel... Wow!

A travel blog entry by lindaandchris


... of the Pacific. It was filled with brothels and bars, and it was also a spot of much conflict between Maori and Pakeha in the early to mid 19th century. The local church even has bullet holes in the side from the Maori Wars.

Now it's a sleepy little seaside tourist village, for the most part. We decided to go for a stroll and then stop to enjoy the view, settling on the Duke of Marlborough Inn, which also claims to be the "oldest pub in New Zealand".

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