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To assist in your forward planning and to ensure that you are able to do what you want, when you want, we have condensed the many activities you are able to experience while staying in the beautiful Bay of Islands. All activities listed we highly recommend and all are very reputable operators.

 

You have the option to book in advance of arrival, which is advisable over the busy summer period, or we can advise and book on your arrival at our hostel.

 

BBH, YHA, ISIC, AA and VIP holders are eligible for discounts on many of the tours. By booking through us you will pay no more than dealing direct, plus we give you several options for most activities where you can then decide which suits you best.

 

Bay of Islands Cruises | Sailing | Dolphin swimming | 90 Mile Beach/Cape Reinga | Fishing | Diving | Tandem Skydive | Kayaking | Horseriding | 90 Mile Beach/Cape Reinga/Bay of Islands - By Aeroplane or Helicopter | Culture Show

 

  Bay of Islands Cruises BBH, VIP & YHA and student card discounts may apply
*Pricing is subject to seasonal changes, please check the current pricing with Peppertree Lodge

 

 

Fullers - 4 hour Cape Brett, Hole in the Rock, includes 1 hour island stopover.
Cruise departs 9.00am & 1.30pm


Fullers - 6 hour original Cream Trip Supercruise
Cape Brett, Hole in the Rock, extended island stopover.
Cruise departs Daily


Dolphin Discoveries - 4 hour Discover the Bay
Cape Brett, Hole in the Rock,
Guaranteed marine mammal sighting or another trip free of charge.
Departs 9am and 1pm


Mack Attack - 1 ½ hour Fastest boat to the Hole in the Rock, speeds up to 50 knots.
Departs 10.30am 12.15pm 2.30pm


Excitor - 1 ½ hour fast boat to the Hole in the Rock (exclusive island stopover option.
Departs 8.15am 10.30am 12.30pm 2.30pm 4.15pm
(optional guided kayak tour around Urupukapuka island and 2 hours on island)

 

 
Bay of Islands Sailing BBH, YHA, VIP, student card discounts may apply
*Pricing is subject to seasonal changes, please check the current pricing with Peppertree Lodge
 

 

Gungha - 65ft monohull. Day sail includes lunch, island stopover and snorkelling, kayaking, trawling for fish (max of 18)
Departs 10.00am


She's A Lady - 40ft monohull. Day sail includes lunch, island stopover, snorkelling, kayaking, kneeboarding (max 12 pax)
Departs 9.45am


Carino - 50ft catamaran. Day sail, includes BBQ lunch, island stopover. Licensed to swim with dolphins (max 40 people)
Departs 9.30am


R Tucker Thompson - Unique tall ship schooner experience. Day sail includes morning tea, lunch, island stopover.
Departs 9.30am (to take ferry to Russell)


EcoCruz - 3 day 2 nights sailing expedition. 72ft ocean going yacht. Kayaks, fishing, snorkelling, accommodation and all meals included.
Departs Tuesday & Friday 5pm Dorm


The Rock - Overnight cruise. 22 hour island and eco experience. BBQ dinner and breakfast included plus kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, island stopovers (bring your own lunch)
Departs 5pm 



On The Edge - Fastest commercial sailing catamaran in NZ. BBQ lunch, island stopover, snorkelling, kayaks etc. Only sailing trip to visit The Hole in the Rock.
Departs 9.45am


 
Bay of Islands Dolphin Swimming BBH, YHA, VIP, student card discounts may apply
*Pricing is subject to seasonal changes, please check the current pricing with Peppertree Lodge
 

 

Dolphin Discoveries - 4 hour trip, original dolphin swimming company. Under water video viewing, hot showers, wetsuits and snorkelling gear supplied. Guaranteed marine mammal sighting or another free trip.
Departs 8.00am and 12.30pm


Dolphin Adventures - 4 hour trip, small groups. wetsuits and snorkelling gear, tea, coffee provided. Exclusive island stopover extension available at no extra cost (morning trip only). Refund or free trip if dolphins not sighted.
Departs 8.00am and 12.30pm



Carino - 50ft catamaran. Licensed to swim with dolphins, includes wetsuits and snorkelling gear, also includes BBQ lunch, and island stopover.
Departs 9.30am


Please note there is no guarantee you can swim with the dolphins on every trip. Importantly no company will interfere with the bonding between a mother and her young; therefore some trips can end up being viewing only. Still a magnificent experience


 

90 Mile Beach/Cape Reinga 'by Land'

BBH, YHA, VIP, student card discounts may apply
*Pricing is subject to seasonal changes, please check the current pricing with Peppertree Lodge

 

 

Dune-Rider 4X4 - Unique small, purpose built coaches - travel through Kerikeri
- guided tour in Puketi kauri forest - visit Ancient Kauri Kingdom
- travel 90 mile beach (looking for wild horses) - boogie board the sand dunes
- Cape Reinga and LightHouse - enjoy famous fish and chip shop
- 20 to 28 people maximum on each bus
Departs Peppertree 7.20am - Returns approx 7.00pm



Fullers Cape
Reinga Wanderer - purpose built comfortable coaches - guided tour in Puketi kauri forest
- tour in Puketi kauri forest - visit Ancient Kauri Kingdom
- boogie board the sand dunes - Cape Reinga and Light House
- lunch option available
Depart Peppertree 7.15am


 

Bay of Islands Fishing BBH, YHA, VIP, student card discounts may apply
*Pricing is subject to seasonal changes, please check the current pricing with Peppertree Lodge

 

 

Blue Sea Charters - Specialists in Kingfish, marlin, snapper, shark. All bait and tackle supplied. Morning and afternoon trips daily.


Spot X - Fast jet propelled fishing vessel. Snapper specialist. Bait and tackle supplied.


Earl Grey - Kingfish specialist, also snapper, groper etc...

 

 

Bay of Islands Diving/Tandem Skydiving

BBH, YHA, VIP, student card discounts may apply
*Pricing is subject to seasonal changes, please check the current pricing with Peppertree Lodge

 

 

DiveOps - Wreck Diving and Reef Diving - 2 dives in one day. Plus introductory diving and snorkeling trips..

Departs Paihia


Porpoise Dive - Catering for all levels of scuba diving experiences; from Discover Scuba Diving to the most experienced Scuba Diver. Dive sites include underwater pinnacles, drift dives, reefs, walls, and wrecks.

Departs Paihia


Dive North - Small groups, diving for all levels, complimentary lunch and hot drinks and courtesy pick-ups in Paihia.


Tandem Skydive - Experience the thrill of a lifetime. Coast to coast views, free pick up services. 12,000ft (45 second free fall) 9,000ft.
Photo and video options available


 

Bay of Islands Kayaking/Horse Rides BBH, YHA, VIP, student card discounts may apply
*Pricing is subject to seasonal changes, please check the current pricing with Peppertree Lodge

 

 

Coastal Kayakers - ½ day guided tour. Waitangi estuary, mangrove forest and Haruru Falls. A safe, educational and exciting eco-tour. No experience necessary, complimentary tea and coffee. Full day guided tour. Visit deserted Motumarie Island to swim, snorkel or lie in the sun. Waitangi treaty grounds and estuary, mangrove forest and Haruru Falls. Complimentary tea and coffee. Snorkel gear provided. Two and three day options available also.


Island Kayaks - Half and full day guided tours, taken to beautiful locations, depending on the tides and wind directions. Good opportunities to discover local marine and bird life. Based on the beach at the end of Kings Rd, Paihia. Complimentary morning or afternoon tea. Half day guided.


Horseback Adventures - 1 and ½ hour trek. Beautiful scenery. Novice or experienced rides available. Riverbank and gentle hills to faster more challenging trails.


 

Cultural show

BBH, YHA, VIP, student card discounts may apply
*Pricing is subject to seasonal changes, please check the current pricing with Peppertree Lodge

 

 

Culture North Night Show - Combining Maori culture, live drama and sound and light to tell the story of Kupe, the first Maori to discover this land, through to present day. Free pick up. 2 hour show.


 

Free Activities

 

 

Kayaks - use our safe kayaks, no experience required, to explore the beautiful foreshore and inner islands. Only 100m from the hostel.


Mountain Bikes - Quality 21 speed bikes for our guests to use to explore the area, easy cycling to magnificent views.


Tennis - Three excellent all weather courts, with lights, for guests to use. Raquets and balls supplied.


DVD/video library - For the odd occasion when it does rain, we have an extensive collection of movies for you to enjoy.


Walks - A choice of walks ranging from 30min foreshore walks, bush and mangrove walks to 4 hour bush and beach walks.


Shops/galleries - Plenty of good quality shops and galleries in Paihia and Russell to explore. You are bound to find something for every one!


Kerikeri - Only 20 mins drive from Paihia, visit The historical Stone Store, Kemp House and Rewa's Village, Rainbow Falls bush walk (all at the Kerikeri Basin) also many more galleries and shops and even a chocolate factory.

 

 

 

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