flying fish opens its doors every morning in the wonderful Bay of Islands, New Zealand. It all began in November 2003 with a determination to give visitors a better shopping experience which included sourcing products direct from some of the most talented artisans in New Zealand. Our store soon became a favourite with locals as well.

flying fish online was launched in November 2007. Through flying fish online we can keep in touch with our customers from New Zealand and around the globe who visit and love our Paihia store while on holiday. It also allows us to connect with those of you who have not yet had the chance to visit this stunning part of the world but would like to shop in one of New Zealand’s most iconic gift stores.

When you shop with flying fish online you are connecting with a real shop and not just a warehouse as our online store operates through our Paihia shop. The wonderful staff who greet and assist you with your shopping in store are the very same who also process your online purchases. Our shop has an excellent reputation for customer service and that same level of service is applied to our online store.

Our team consists of: Trevor Grass and Gillian Campbell, Frances (Fran/Frannie) Levings , Patricia (Patchi) Santos, Lisa Dove and Melanie (Mel) Vezey.


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Monday to Friday:

9am to 5.30pm


9am to 5.30pm


9am to 5.30pm

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Williams Rd, Paihia 0200
+64 9 402 7755
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