YHA Ahipara


Discover the delights of YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park, 5 minutes walk from spectacular Ninety Mile beach in Northland at the top of New Zealand's North Island. YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park is located in an idyllic park-like 6 acre setting and has a range of accommodation from the backpackers' lodge, tent sites and power sites for campervans and caravans, to cabins, onsite vans and a self-contained lodge.

YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park includes a large lounge and dining area with an internet cafe, open fireplace and Sky TV, a guest kitchen and a full laundry.

The YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park hostel is adjacent to Kaitaia Links Golf Course and within easy reach of shops, takeaways and a restaurant. Only 15 minutes drive from Kaitaia, 1 hour 45 minutes from the Bay of Islands, and well located for exploring the Far North and Cape Reinga, YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park is your first choice for affordable budget hostel accommodation.


By Bus:

The intercity stops at the i-Site in Kaitaia at 3.30pm, Ahipara is 15km from here. You can catch the 4.30pm Sand Safari tour bus for $10 by booking at the i-Site on arrival or by calling 0800 BUS TOUR.

From the airport:

Kaitaia airport - 15km away

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Library Exchange
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Take a trip to Cape Reinga at the northern tip of New Zealand for one of the most stunning sea views in New Zealand.
  • Have an adventure on Ninety Mile Beach – try quad biking, sand boarding, bio-karting, surf-casting, horse trekking or a 4WD tour.
  • Experience Ahipara’s past with a fascinating tour of the Gumfields.
  • Go surfing at Reef Point or Shipwreck Bay or just relax on the sand and watch the beautiful sun sets.


  • Whangarei Heads Arts Trail (Apr 19th - Apr 20th) Experience the beauty of Whangarei Heads over Easter 2014 when the annual Easter Arts Trail kicks off again. Explore side roads, waterfront, bush and beach enclaves and discover the vast array of artistic talent living ...
  • Blast From The Past (Apr 19th - Apr 19th) Blast From The Past are a family band that travel up from Auckland. They have a wide variety of music, from the 50s and 60a right through to some great renditions of todays music. One such rendition is their fabulous ...
  • Mangawhai Beach & Country Market (Oct 27th - Apr 4th 2015) This market is now very much a part of the 'summer scene' in Mangawhai. We run from Labour Weekend through to Easter. With its upbeat, friendly atmosphere this is a market that is very well supported by both locals and ...
  • Spirit Festival Bay of Islands: CANCELLED (Apr 19th - Apr 19th) Spirit Featival on the Russell Village Green and Town Hall. Proposed activities: Group classes for yoga, meditation, tai chi, Qi Gong, etc. Workshops for art, african drumming, belly dancing, pizza oven making, ...
  • Waipu Easter Carnival (Apr 19th - Apr 19th) The Waipu Easter Carnival is a fun-filled family day out with lots to keep the kids & adults entertained while you indulge in delicious food and hunt for bargains. The Waipu Lawn Mower crew will be out in force, ...
  • HokiFest - Hokianga Food & Wine Festival (Apr 19th - Apr 19th) Spend a relaxing day on Easter Saturday at Hoki-Fest "Hokianga Wine & Kai Festival" enjoying wines from 7 Northland wineries, sumptuous local cuisine, craft stalls and live bands featuring the "Bad Moon Rising" Creedence ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.