The summers are the on season period in Paihia and the Bay of Islands. The warm temperatures mean that the entire city is out and about. The parks and gardens are lush and colourful, and the weather throughout the day remains pleasant. This is also an ideal time to visit the beaches, and conditions for visiting islands around the Bay of Islands. It is also the ideal time to go and take part in all the water sports the Bay of Islands has to offer and makes it the ideal time to explore the Abel Tasman National Park as well.