Travel Budget for Paihia

Northland, New Zealand

How much does it cost to travel to Paihia?

How much money will you need for your trip to Paihia? You should plan to spend around NZ$101 ($70) per day on your vacation in Paihia, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, NZ$35 ($24) on meals for one day and NZ$16 ($11) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Paihia for a couple is NZ$92 ($64). So, a trip to Paihia for two people for one week costs on average NZ$1,414 ($980). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    NZ$101
  • One Week Per person
    NZ$707
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    NZ$1,414
  • One Month Per person
    NZ$3,031
  • One Week For a couple
    NZ$1,414
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    NZ$2,829
  • One Month For a couple
    NZ$6,062
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A vacation to Paihia for one week usually costs around NZ$707 for one person. So, a trip to Paihia for two people costs around NZ$1,414 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs NZ$2,829 in Paihia. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Paihia can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Paihia? How much money do I need for Paihia?

How much does a trip to Paihia cost? Is Paihia expensive? The average Paihia trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Paihia prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Paihia
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Paihia is NZ$46. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Paihia is NZ$92.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    NZ$46
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    NZ$92

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Food Budget in Paihia
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Paihia can vary, the average cost of food in Paihia is NZ$35 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Paihia should cost around NZ$14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Paihia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    NZ$35


Transportation Budget in Paihia
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Paihia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent NZ$16 per person, per day, on local transportation in Paihia.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    NZ$16

Flights to Paihia

How much does it cost to go to Paihia? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.




Entertainment Budget in Paihia
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  • Entertainment and activities in Paihia typically cost an average of NZ$46 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    NZ$46


Alcohol Budget in Paihia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about NZ$30 on alcoholic beverages in Paihia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    NZ$30


Paihia On a Budget
Paihia The beach near Paihia, New Zealand
Paihia is a town on the North Island of New Zealand in the Bay of Islands region. It is about a three hours north of Auckland by car. For those visiting the Bay of Islands, it is the main town in the area and is located near the town of Russell and Kerikeri. There is a wharf in town where most ships depart from if you are planning on going out to explore the Bay of Islands. Paihia is a very small town with a population of about 1800 people. There is a fair climate all year round with temperatures ranging from sixty to seventy degrees Fahrenheit.
Sights
Paihia has many places where you can go for beautiful views of the stunning Bay of Islands. The Opua Lookout is a great place to walk up to for a beautiful view of the bay as well as the Paihia Township. This walk takes about one hour total and is one and a half kilometers in length.

Be sure to visit the Treaty House at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This historic site marks the beginning of the nation of New Zealand. The founding document was signed here in 1840.

Head to Haruru, which is west of Paihia, to see the beautiful falls and stroll along the boardwalk. There is a resort here as well, which is great if you are looking for a quiet stay. The resort offers activities like kayaking, water trikes, giant chess, as well as things like dolphin watching and swimming, fishing, and horseback riding.
Neighborhoods
The greater area that Paihia is a part of is called the Bay of Islands. This area is massively popular among travelers and tourists. This enclave contains over 140 islands, some with undeveloped beaches, and big-game fishing throughout.

Other towns in the region are Waitangi, Russell, Kawakawa, and Kerikeri. Waitangi is where the Treaty House is located, making it rich in history and culture. Russell is a ferry ride away from Paihia where you can find war remnants from the Maori Wars. Kawakawa is home to the famous Hundertwasser toilets, should you have any interest in visiting for that reason. You can also visit the Kawiti Caves at Waiomio and see hundreds of glowworms. Kerikeri is full of galleries, boutiques, and cafes. This town is also the gateway to the Puketi Kauri Rainforest.

Activities
Many of the main attractions in Paihia involve water. Whether you wish to take a cruise or do some other activities around the Bay of Islands, try your hand at big-game fishing, or just go for a swim on one of the many incredible beaches in the area, you will be able to find something suitable for you!

Fullers Great Sights is a company offering many different types of cruises around the Bay of Islands. Awesome NZ is another company specializing in high-speed boating adventures around the bay. Or, take a cruise out to the famous 'hole in the rock' and keep your eye out for dolphins!

Diving in the Rainbow Warrior wreckage is an amazing experience as well. The Rainbow Warrior was a Greenpeace boat that was sunk by the French in 1985. It was turned into an artificial reef a few years later.

The Rock is an overnight cruise that lasts 22 hours. During this cruise, you can participate in many different water activities, explore the islands on foot, see incredible wildlife, and enjoy some great food on board.

If you are looking to do something on land instead, the Dune Rider Unique Adventure Tour offers a day full of hiking sand dunes and boogie boarding back down them.
Food and Dining
Seafood is a must while visiting Paihia. Only Seafood has delicious, fresh, and local cuisine. Another place to get some New Zealand cuisine is at Bistro40, which is housed in a historic colonial style building. Green's is a great restaurant that specializes in traditional Indian and Thai cuisine. 35 Degrees South has a prime location that looks out over the water, be sure to order the local oysters.

Transportation
Paihia is about three hours from Auckland by car or bus. InterCity and Naked Bus offer services into Paihia from Auckland and other cities nearby. There is a regional airport in Kerikeri that most main centers in the country have flights to and from. The nearest international airport is in Auckland. Paihia is a pretty compact town, so once you arrive there you can get around mostly on foot.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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