There is a wide range of activities available right on your door step when you stay at the Saltwater Lodge and Backpackers. A short stroll will take you to the beach, bus stop or starting point of most attractions.  Plus avoid the ques and book all of your excursions right from our front desk!


Explore this subtropical area, known for its stunning beauty and fascinating history, on the sheltered east coast of Northland. Discover the hidden secrets of the Bay of Islands, see marine wildlife at play and experience New Zealand's warmest waters.

Fullers Great Sights

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Blue skies, blue waters, golden sands and sunshine is what we’re all about. Choose from our four skydive heights – 9,000ft, 12,000ft, 16,000 ft and 20,000ft then soak up scenery of all 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands. The view is guaranteed to take your breath away and the exhilarating free fall will have you buzzing long after your feet touch the ground! 

Sky Dive Bay of Islands 


Enjoy stunning views over the beautiful Bay of Islands in a Single flight. You won’t believe how serene and peaceful it is at 1300ft of towline and don’t forget to bring your camera as you will get some fabulous photos.

Flying Kiwi Parasail


Sailing Bay of Islands is an absolute must do, while visiting Northland! Located in the sub-tropical far north of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is a magical sailing destination; offering over 140 natural islands within easy day sailing distance. This little slice of paradise is a truly memorable place to go for a sailing trip, with its calm, pristine waters, marine wildlife and of course, the naturally stunning scenery. The Bay of Islands is a world-renowned sailing destination, whether you’re a first-time sailor or a seasoned professional, you’ll have a great time with Barefoot Sailing Adventures.

Barefoot Sailing


Step back in time and discover the birthplace of our nation. An absolute ‘must-do’ for visitors and locals alike, the award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum of Waitangi are unquestionably one of New Zealand’s premier attractions.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds