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 23rd - May 31st 2016) An exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life of Joseph Gordon Coates. 17 October 2014 - 31 May 2016 The Kauri Museum invites you to take a step back in time and discover the story behind one of the makers of ... The Kauri Museum
  • (Oct 19th - Dec 7th) Children need to express freedom of expression, speak clearly and gain personal confidence - this series of classes will develop this personal expression. These sessions are suitable for children under the age of 14 ... Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall
  • (Oct 26th - Dec 14th) Stacey Townsend will work with you to make beautiful, arty, crafty projects, using textiles and paper. Not only will you learn hand stitching techniques, you will also get the opportunity to use sewing ... Quarry Arts Centre
  • (Nov 22nd - Jan 31st 2016) Whangarei Art Museum presents The Roads to Redemption, a powerful exhibition featuring the art works of Northland artist Simon Kerr. Kerr’s dramatically bold, narrative style paintings were created while serving his ... Whangarei Art Museum
  • (Nov 26th - Dec 1st) Students of Lena Zankl taking Classes at The Quarry Arts Centre Student work in a variety of media, painted by students ranging from 12 years to 18 years. Art lessons at the Quarry have been inspirational in how ... Quarry Arts Centre