Saltwater Lodge is Paihia's only, purpose built,
5 star Qualmark-rated backpackers lodge.

Saltwater boasts the most spacious rooms available in Paihia. All our dorms and private rooms have their own en-suite bathroom, top quality bedding, are heated for winter and open onto large balconies for your summer enjoyment.

You will enjoy our comfortable communal lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, with complimentary tea, coffee and garden vegetables, great balcony BBQ area, wi-fi available throughout the lodge. New guest laundry. Disabled facilities are available - please contact us for details.

Year-round comfort, affordability and luxury make us the accommodation choice of travelers, families and groups from all over the world.

The lodge is only 50 metres from Paihia beach (where you can hire kayaks, paddleboards and fishing gear) and just five minutes' walk to the centre of the village, the bus station and wharf. We also offer FREE use of bikes, tennis court, table tennis, football, videos, bike and bag storage, on site car parking and tour booking service.

Large groups who require catering should contact us. We can provide very special evening BBQ's at extremely reasonable prices.

We look forward to welcoming you to Saltwater Lodge and the Bay of Islands – “The Birthplace of our Nation”.

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Saltwater Lodge

14 Kings Road, Paihia,
Bay of Islands,
New Zealand.

Phone: 64-9-402 7075
Fax: 64-9-402 7240
Freephone: 0800 002 266


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