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.


  • Mangawhai Beach & Country Market (Oct 27th - Nov 22nd 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 ...
  • The Great War 1914/18 - Northland Remembers (Oct 14th - Mar 5th 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 ...
  • Market (Oct 25th - Feb 1st 2015) The hall craft market is held every Saturday from 9am in the beautiful historical village of Mangonui. Come and enjoy the market with it's many talented stall holders. Find that special gift. Books for your weekend ...
  • Summer Sunday Midday Dance Rave: CANCELLED (Nov 30th - Mar 22nd 2015) Inspired by Lunch Beat, we’re blacking out the windows for a 1 hour dance party at midday every fortnight during summer! Feed your body with the buffet and feed your soul with dance.
  • Jazz Lunch with Thelonious Punk (Nov 16th - Mar 29th 2015) Come and enjoy some great live jazz on the deck and make your weekend last longer. Thelonious Punk will be kicking off from 12pm Band Bio: "Thelonious Punk is a Modern Jazz Quartet of Kerikeri based Musicians who ...
  • Medieval Madness (Jan 25th - Jan 25th) Medieval Madness 2015 - Sunday January 25th, 10am to 3pm Our most popular annual family event day! Performances by The Guild of the Hawk, real-life jousters in full armour! Archery, games, horse rides, trains, ...