Out and About in the Bay of Islands

TALK TO US Рwe will find the best company or local person to ensure you create a memory to forever remember Paihia and this special Bay of Islands including your stay at Peppertree Lodge 

On the water

Paihia is the centre of it all. Find parasailing, bay cruises, adrealine rides, charter fishing and many more activities you can do on the water. Here is a selection

Sailing Cruises or Dive Trips

Many options available - tall ship, catamaran, motor yacht or maxi yacht. Dive trips - are you experienced and looking for something special ...or happy to join a group exploring the Rainbow Warrior wreck and the Reef...let us know and we will endeavour to match you to the best operator experience

Charter Boat Fishing

Catch your own dinner! snapper, marlin or kingfish (seasonal) - let us arrange an unforgettable day of charter fishing - half and full day tours available

On the land

If you are more of a land lubber, there is still plenty to do when you are in the Bay of Islands

Horse trekking / Mountain Biking

Discover the natural beauty of Paihia by horse or bike. Swim with your horse or ride the 40km of bike trails that encompass rich Maori heritage with trail names and the history woven throughout the Bike Park. Also start or end your Twin Coast Cycle Trail at Peppertree - check directly with Peppertree regarding bike storage, space permitting

Day Hikes From The Peppertree

Take in the natural beauty of the area walking to Haruru Falls and/or enjoy the coastal scenery on the Bay of Islands Coastal Walk to Opua and on to Russell catching the ferry back to Paihia and Peppertree

Waitangi Golf Club

If a round of golf is your thing, we have a fabulous course not far from us, plus the famous Kauri Cliffs course is an hour away.

In The Air

See Paihia and the Bay of Islands from up high. The view is outstanding!


Out over the water, the silence is incredible and the view is amazing from 1300 feet - the highest in NZ! - an unforgettable experience


Tick off your bucket list with the ultimate Skydive! - Fly 'up to' 20,000 feet - the highest skydive altitude in NZ!! View all 144 of the islands in the Bay of Islands

Helicopter or Fixed Wing Flights

Enjoy breathtaking flights by helicopter or fixed wing aeroplane - your chance to truly absorb the stunning scenery from the ultimate perspective.