The Bay Adventurer is located in Paihia, the jewel of the magnificent Bay of Islands and offers a huge range of sightseeing attractions and activities to suit everyone's tastes and budgets!

We want to ensure that your Bay of Islands experience is enjoyable and memorable, the Bay Adventurer is the ideal place to be based for your Bay of Islands stay.

We can book and arrange any activities that take your interest in the beautiful Bay of Islands and beyond at no extra cost to you, right from our office!


Top 3 Things to Do in the Bay of Islands & Northland

Swimming with Dolphins Day Sail the Bay of Islands Cape Reinga
Hole in the Rock Cruise Skydiving Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach


Island Cruises

The 144 islands in the Bay are absolutely magical and you cannot experience the Bay of Islands without seeing them! Talk to one of our team members to choose a cruise that will best suit your needs and interests. Some highlights/options available include:

Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach
& the Far North

If you visit the Bay of islands, seeing the northern tip of New Zealand is a must! It's a stunning part of the country, although it is accessible by car a far better option is an organised tour. Some options with an organised tour include:

Day Sailing

The Bay of Islands offers one of the best cruising grounds in New Zealand and several boats will take you on a leisurely sail with a stop at one of the islands for lunch. Some trips offer the following:



The Bay of Islands is also one of New Zealand's most culturally significant and historic places. A visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a must, learn about the history of the area and experience stunning views of the Bay from the grounds.

For something special, the Culture North Night Show is an awesome multimedia presentation of the history and culture of Maori and European in New Zealand. Entertaining, educational and a unique experience in the Bay of Islands.

Northland is the birthplace of New Zealand and a great place to experience an authentic Maori experience.


Enjoy Amazing aerial views over Paihia, Russell and Opua in the Bay of Islands at 1300ft of towline (New Zealands highest!). Suitable for the entire family, no physical restrictions or experience required.

Take off and landings are very smooth from the back deck of the Parasail boat and a choice of single, tandem or triple flights are available. No getting wet-unless you want to just sit back, relax and enjoy the view.



Not many activities in NZ can match the pure adrenaline rush of skydiving in the Bay of Islands! Reaching speeds of up to 200km per hour, experiencing the thrill of free fall is something you will never forget. Jump from heights of up to 20,000 ft - one of the highest skydives in all of New Zealand!

After 30 - 85 seconds of freefall (depending on the height) the canopy opens and youll float safely back the the drop zone, or alternative landing areas!