Also visit Te Waimate Mission Station, a Georgian-style architectural masterpiece and the second oldest building in New Zealand. Other places that merit a visit include Saint Paul’s Church, the first church in New Zealand, the Waitangi National Reserves, with a rare collection from New Zealand’s ... More glorious past, and the Kauri Museum.
Kerikeri, at a little distance from Paihia, is famous for its orchards, wineries and art galleries. Also of interest are the Hararu Falls, Cape Brett and ‘Hole in the Rock’.
Selling local products, paintings and other items worth collecting, The Cabbage Tree is a shopper’s delight.
The town enjoys a subtropical climate, making it a much sought after tourist destination. The average summer temperature is around 30°C and the average winter temperatures is 25°C; summer is the best time to visit.
With a small population of 1,836, Paihia was largely underdeveloped for a very long time; ... More it began developing only in the 1920s. The aboriginal people of region comprise the Maori tribe. Their leaders signed the famous Treaty of Waitangi in Paihia which marks the first permanent settlement of the English in New Zealand.
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