You have heaps of time in Paihia if your only really wanting to stay one night. We get to Paihia around 12.00 midday - this means you have the whole afternoon to do some of the activities! If you just want to chill in the afternoon- that is totally fine as we don't leave until 2.30pm the next day, so y9u also have the whole morning in Paihia. 

Please see a list of activities you can do in Paihia. 

Activities - 

Skydive Bay Of Islands

Awesome Adventures ( Cape Trip)

Paihia Dive HQ

Spot X Fishing

Fullers (dolphin swimming)

Flying Kiwi Parasailing

Coastal Kayakers

Please see below a link with more information about the history of Paihia.

Northland and the Bay of Islands Destination Information