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.


  • Tu Ake Performing Arts Noho (Apr 22nd - Apr 22nd) Tu Ake Performing Arts Noho Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 April Te Rangi Aniwaniwa, Kaitaia Tai Tamariki from Tai Tokerau aged 12 - 20 Genuine interest in performing arts Choose from one of the following workshops. ...
  • Stories from A Company (Apr 25th - Apr 25th) Stories from A Company a performance dedicated to the Gum Diggers of the Maori Battalion. A story of two boys from the North, their journey and the journeys of those around them, as they all became a part of the ...
  • Kamo Community Anzac Service (Apr 25th - Apr 25th) Join in a Kamo Community Anzac Service led by members of Kaurihohore / Kamo Co-operating Church.
  • Opua Yoga Class (Feb 3rd - Sep 29th) Aroha Yoga classes are led by Leighia Murray and are a mix between Vinyasa flow and Inner Force Yoga and are suitable for all levels. Are you ready to make a positive change to your lifestyle? Come along and join one our ...
  • Quarry Kids Holiday Programme (Apr 23rd - Apr 30th) A six day series of workshops for Kids throughout the Easter Holiday period. Have our experienced tutors inspire and encourage your child to create in a range of mediums, including; flax, clay and paint! ...
  • A Moment in Time (Apr 5th - May 4th) An Exhibition of Ceramic works by John Papas. Come and meet this Auckland artist at the opening preview, 11am, Sat 5 April. Exhibition open Tues - Sunday, call 09 4075191 for gallery hours. Kaan Zamaan 373 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.