Paihia is known as the Bay of Islands' jewel and its Wharf and Harbour act as launching points for exploring the area. Cruises to the famed Hole in the Rock, dolphin encounters and more are all conducted from the wharf making it a pivotal point for your adventures in the region. There are also a number of restaurants on the wharf serving up delicious food and incredible views. iF you're not embarking on a tour nor are you looking to eat, you can simply walk along the wharf and enjoy the spectacular and relaxing views. The region is filled with so much natural beauty, you don't have to pay the big bucks to appreciate it.