YHA Ahipara


Discover the delights of YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park, 5 minute 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.


  • (Apr 12th - Dec 24th 2015) This major exhibition, proudly presented by the Whangarei Museum at Kiwi North, commemorates the centennial of World War 1 through the memories and stories of Northlanders. Audio and visual displays of actual war ... Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park
  • (Jul 4th - Aug 13th) Jetsom Artspace presents a Matariki Celebration, with a diverse range of artworks by Northland and New Zealand Artists. Works include painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, bespoke jewellery and furnishings. Jetsom Artspace
  • (Jun 26th - Aug 31st) Matariki – Kaimoana – Nga tirohanga a mua ki muri (Matariki – Seafood – Looking back to the future) In centuries past when the stars of Matariki rose above the horizon announcing the Maori New Year the ... Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park
  • (Jul 22nd - Sep 23rd) The 2020 Communications Trust is proudly offering the “Stepping Up" programme to Kerikeri If your new to a computer or would like to learn more there is a class to suit. Choose one class or come to them all, ... Kerikeri Public Library
  • (Jul 22nd - Aug 5th) “Discover Clay” with Anna Scott Davidson, is the perfect introductory class for those curious about working with clay. Over the course of 3 Evenings, Anna will take you through the fundamentals of hand building ... Quarry Arts Centre
  • (Jul 16th - Sep 4th) The Wonders of Wool Exhibition Discover the versatility and durability of wool. Follow the “Wool Trail” as it winds its way throughout the galleries of The Kauri Museum. Find out why and how it played a ... The Kauri Museum