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.


  • 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 ...
  • Deep Water Disaster: the Untold Story (Jan 28th - Jan 28th) Green Movie Night Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout a mile beneath the waves - a crisis that became America's worst environmental disaster. Engineers ...
  • Sandra-Jane Suleski - The Gifts My Angels Gave Me (Dec 13th - Jan 31st 2015) Northland Artist Sandra-Jane Suleski has presented an eclectic mix for her latest body of work entitled ‘The Gifts My Angels Gave Me’. This year marks her 3rd annual exhibition here at South Sea Art Gallery. What ...
  • Open Your Eyes (Jan 28th - Jan 28th) Open Your Eyes to money and abundance release the conscious and unconscious sabotages and blocks to wealth to love and connections feel a sense of belonging as you communicate from a deeper level Presented by ...
  • Summer Showcase Exhibition (Dec 22nd - Jan 28th 2015) An Exhibition with work by gallery artists & special guests including Frank Habicht showing his "The Rolling Stones 1968" gelatine silver original photographic print & wonderful sculpture by Liz Mcauliffe. Also ...
  • Green Movies (Jan 28th - Mar 25th) Wednesday 28 January, 6pm Deep Water Disaster: the Untold Story Wednesday 25 February, 6pm Cleantech Future Wednesday 25 March, 6pm Do the Math Deep Water Disaster: the Untold Story Horizon reveals the untold ...