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The Paihia i-SITE has friendly trained staff with extensive local knowledge to answer any questions you may have, and provide advice regarding local attractions, travel, and accommodation requirements.

The Wharf, Marsden Rd, Paihia.


There are four different passenger ferries operating between Paihia and Russell, departing from the central wharfs.
The most direct road access to Russell is via the vehicular ferry which regularly departs from Opua.

Car Hire

You can hire a car from the many companies – call the i-SITE to inquire.

Getting to Paihia

To get from Auckland to Paihia, Bay of Islands.

Take State Highway 1 north out of Auckland. (This is the main North/South Motorway that runs through Auckland.)
From Kawakawa the Bay of Islands is signposted.

Alternative Travel
– you can fly from Auckland on an domestic flight into Kerikeri just twenty minutes from Paihia

Or catch a bus with any of the below companies from Auckland. Most bus companies leave in the morning and cost around the $50 mark