Drive if you have your own car.
Canyoning is hugely popular and loads of fun.
Given the rugged west coast natural beauty of the Piha area, it has attracted numerous artists into the community over the years. A great piece of art can be purchased during your stay in the local area. The local Art Gallery is a must:
Also given its local surf culture, you can stock up on the latest (and sometimes exotic) surf gear around.
Fishing gear is also available so that you can try your hand at catching that big one!
There is the local RSA (Returned Services Assn) or Bowling Club. Both are private clubs but welcome guests who just have to sign the visitors book.
Try Blairs on the Beach for the best chunky hot chips and top toasted sandwiches. Ham, cheese & onion toasted is good.
Guests who sign in can drink at the RSA or Bowling Clubs.
Piha Surf School has given lessons to people from all over the world, from 5 years of age to 65 years old. Piha Surf School coaches beginners but also has a special program for intermediate and competitive surfers. Piha Surf School's technical approach and use of video analysis for experienced surfers will assist surfers of all levels to improve.