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Pioneer Apartments

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Who we are

Pioneer Waterfront Apartments built in 1985, offer some of the best accommodation in Paihia, Bay of Islands. We are small, with secluded apartments that are privately owned. Our two-bedroom fully equipped apartments are the ultimate getaway to a subtropical paradise, offering a beautiful swimming pool complex, the perfect place to kick back and relax for the whole family. 

A Perfect Location! We are located across the road from Paihia's swimming beach, with restaurants just next door and only a short three-minute stroll to Paihia Village and the Maritime Centre where tours and cruises depart. We are set back off the road,  private and peaceful, but our central location is ideal for business, leisure, or family holidays. 

Waterfront Penthouse

The Penthouse Apartments provide stunning views across Paihia Beach over to the wonderful historic village of Kororareka, Russell. You are in for great views when the sun sets across the Bay of Islands, and if you are up early enough we have great sunrises as well

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Waterfront Mid-Level

These Waterfront Apartments are on the pool deck level providing the best access to the Pool Area. The self-contained Apartments overlook Paihia Beach with views stretching across the moored sailing and fishing charter vessels in the Bay to Kororareka, Russell.

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Waterfront Garden Level

The Waterfront Garden self-contained Apartment is perfect for guests who require easy, near flat access to their Apartment.

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Pool View Penthouse

The well-appointed, Pool View Penthouses offer great ocean views towards the inner harbour entrance and overlook the Apartments Pool Deck and across to Kororareka, Russell.

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Pool View Mid-level

The Pool View Mid Level Apartments have ocean views to the sides and look out over the Pool Area.

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Pool Side Lower Level

These Pool Side Lower Level Apartments have direct access from the balcony to the pool and spa area. These Apartments are ideal for families, solo and couple travellers.

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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments offers

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Free Wifi

Free Wi-Fi anywhere on site

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Heated Spa and Paddling Pool plus Plunge Pool

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Beach Front Views

Lookout over the beautiful Bay of Islands

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Onsite Parking - 1 Carpark per Apartment

  • Everything you need and right in town

    Location, spa, views this is why I chose this place. 1-minute flat walk and you are in the little town of Paihia for a selection of restaurants to choose from. Rooms: 3 levels with 2 apartments per level. Not too many rooms. We had a 2 bedroom, 2nd level Seaview apartment with direct access to the heated spa and non-heated swimming pool out our back door. Clean, tastefully furnished north-facing rooms with all the amenities of home plus free WiFi. that are greeted each morning with the sun and Seaviews.

    Saria Lolo - Sept 23 - Google
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  • Best family trip away ever

    Outstanding service & facilities with everything a family requires - we were absolutely blown away by our manager Viv who not only knew us by name but made our stay one of the best we have ever had away from home. Full kitchen including laundry facilities and the bathroom was amazing - clean and spacious with room to move. Sky movie channel was fully accessible and catered to everyone from sports to cartoons and the latest movies. Free wifi was a bonus!!! A full recycling system made disposal of rubbish simple. Just when we thought we had everything - Weber bbqs for each of our apartments! We used it for breakfast bacon & eggs, cooked our freshly caught fish for dinner!! Local supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants are within walking distance. We can not wait to return!!

    Muriel Cooper - February 23 - Google
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  • Everything was Incredible!

    From communications and a warm welcome from Viv to the fully self-contained apartment with everything we could need unprecedented views & handy but quiet location. We will definitely be back.

    Sky Kay - August 23 - Google
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  • The Best

    Of all the accommodations I've been to so far (excluding hotels) while living in New Zealand, I was most satisfied. I have young children, but it was so clean that I felt good, and even the parts where I could miss cleaning were so clean, so I think it was good to come here! There is also a spa in front of the accommodation, so I enjoyed my time before I went. I'm uploading it again with my family

    Julia - August 23 - Google
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  • Highly recommend and will return for another stay.

    We stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed our stay! The accommodation was comfortable and has everything you need. Quick walk to town for restaurants and the ferry. Viv the Manager was outstanding, she made us feel so welcome. Would definitely return!

    Megan Amrein - Nov 23
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  • Couldn’t recommend this place more..

    Situated within QUICK walking distance of Paihia central and the ferry. Viv, the manager was outstanding, she went above and beyond. The rooms were clean, tidy and comfortable. The room was spacious and the bathroom was so large! The price was affordable for our group of 5. We needed basic but were provided with a wonderful room which exceeded our expectations. There was torrential weather and we didn’t hear any storms or rain. The room was quiet, warm, and private. The deck / balcony area was a great size and would’ve been perfect in the sun. Shower pressure and spa bath 10/10. Car parking is available at no extra cost - great to have offered for safety. I highly recommend Viv and her service, she was exceptional, friendly, and welcoming.

    Kay Amiria - October 23 - Google
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