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.


  • The Great War 1914/1918 - Northland Remembers (Apr 12th - Aug 31st) 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 ...
  • Yoga with Graeme Lockett (Jul 9th - Dec 16th 2014) Investment: Your first class is $10, with your second class being free, this way I hope you can decide whether you like my classes and teaching style. A concession card is for a 5-class pass. Concession cards are valid ...
  • Bank St Book Club (Feb 25th - Nov 25th) Come along and join the ranks of Bank St's literary elite! We get together on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm, have a drink, nibble and discuss the book we have all read and anything 'n' everything ...
  • Making a Scene - Voice and Drama Academy (Jul 22nd - Sep 23rd) Banana Drama for 5 & 6 year olds in Whangarei. Explore imagination, develop confidence and clear speech with trained voice and drama teacher Helen Morton-Jones LTCL. See our website, we have classes for all ages in ...
  • Matariki 2014 - The Maori Contingent and The Maori Battalion (Jun 28th - Aug 1st) Matariki 2014 - The Maori Contingent and The Maori Battalion Nga tirohanga a mua ki muri - Looking back to the future What better way to celebrate Matariki than to remember those who have passed before us. Kiwi ...
  • Matariki: When the Moon Is In the Seventh House (Jul 4th - Sep 7th) An annual group exhibition of 30+ artists in many different disciplines. This exhibition opens 4 - 7pm Friday 4th July and will evolve and continue until 28th September. NB Kaan Zamaan has moved to Hobson Avenue Kerikeri ...

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.