YHA Taupo

Description

YHA Taupo is centrally located with just a 5 minute walk to the Taupo town centre and the lakefront. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake, situated in the adventurous Central North Island region, half way between Auckland and Wellington. Rafting, skydiving and the world famous Tongariro Crossing are just some reasons to come and stay at the YHA Taupo backpacker hostel.

The YHA Taupo hostel consists of double, twin and multi-share backpacker accommodation in the main building and a fully self-contained lodge which is perfect for group accommodation. Some of the private rooms have ensuite bathrooms. The grounds around YHA Taupo have tent site accommodation, a BBQ picnic area, an actual clothesline as well as hammocks in the garden.

Relax on the large deck with mountain and lake views. Get to know other backpackers over a game of volleyball or table tennis. YHA Taupo also has a classic video library in its cosy lounge and WiFi internet access for those days when you just want to take it easy. This secure YHA Taupo hostel offers a warm and friendly backpacker accommodation.

 

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"YHA Taupo is an excellent and welcoming modern associate YHA hostel, close to town and with good lake and mountain views from the kitchen and BBQ balcony." -The Rough Guide to New Zealand

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Disabled Facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • The Lake Taupo region is part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone and Thermal Explorer Highway. Within this area you’ll see spectacular steaming cliffs, geysers, boiling lakes, bubbling mud pools and floating rocks called pumice
  • For those of you looking for adrenaline activities you can bungy jump or swing
  • Take in the views of Taupo and the Great Lake from the skies above with a Tandem Skydive
  • Discover the Great Lake’s secrets by setting sail aboard Barbary, an eco-friendly restored 1920s yacht. Marvel at Maori rock carvings, learn the region’s history and even be one of the crew by hoisting the sails and having a turn at the wheel
  • Take a day trip and walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, voted as one of New Zealand’s best one day walks and one of the best walks in the world by the Lonely Planet
  • You can also experience the Volcanic region on an off road Quad Bike adventure
  • Taupo is home to many cycling and mountain biking tracks for those of you who like to get out on two wheels
  • Like fishing? Why not try trout fishing in The ‘Trout Capital of New Zealand’
  • Huka falls is the largest falls on the Waikato River and the most visited waterfall in New Zealand and is not to be missed
  • For those wanting to relax soak in one of the many thermal Hotpools Taupo has to offer
  • In the winter Taupo makes a great base to access the ski and snowboard fields they are just an hour’s drive away.

Events

  • Ngati Tuwharetoa Taiopenga (Kapa Haka Festival) (Sep 18th - Sep 19th) This year's Tuwharetoa Taiopenga is scheduled for Thursday 18th September and Friday 19th September at the Taupo Events Centre and involves over 2,500 performers from 50 early childhood, primary and secondary groups who ...
  • Taupo Thoroughbred Racing Club (Aug 20th - Dec 30th) Welcome to Taupo Racing Clubs new season of Spring and Summer Racing. The racetrack is famous for providing a great footing in Spring where trainers give their new glamour horses a start to begin Spring and Summer ...
  • Taupo Sculpture Trust High School Design Competition (Sep 13th - Sep 23rd) A display of planning drawings and marquettes from the finalists in the local high schools sculpture competition. This annual competition is organised by the Taupo Sculpture Trust and this year's design theme is WWI.
  • Taupo Car Club Dual Sprints (Jun 21st - Sep 20th) The Taupo Car Club winter series opens with Dual Sprints. To take part in this action packed event please complete a registration form available from the website. Free for spectators. Pack a picnic, load up the car and ...
  • Drive a Racecar (Jul 30th - Dec 31st) Come along and drive either the awesome Ford or Holden V8 or the stunning Formula Challenge single seater! Who else in New Zealand offers you the chance to drive either a race-prepared V8 or single seater racecar!? ...
  • Connections - Taupo Art Connection (Sep 20th - Oct 14th) After gaining much momentum since their conception two years ago, Taupo Art Connection has a new collaboration of works. The exhibition entitled 'Connections' celebrates relations and associations and will showcase ...

YHA Taupo has a separate building that can be reserved exclusively for your group, accommodating up to 30 people.

Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Taupo can cater for up to 105 people across 29 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 1 x 8 bed multi-share
  • 3 x 8 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 2 x 5 bed multi-share
  • 7 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 4 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 1 x triple
  • 11 x twin and double rooms
  • 1 x single
  • 2 x double rooms with ensuite facilities.

The accommodation

YHA Taupo has a separate lodge from the main hostel which sleeps up to 30 and can be hired exclusively for your group. The main hostel has 4 - 8 bed shared rooms and double, twin and single private rooms, some with ensuite facilities.

The hostel has shared single sex bathroom facilities conveniently located close to the bedrooms.

Group Breakfast

Continental breakfast can be provided upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of cereals, yoghurt, fruit, toast and spreads, tea, coffee and juice.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay.  

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including: Interislander and Bluebridge ferries, Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains, Intercity coach travel and local shuttle services.

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Taupo direct 07 378 3311 or email taupo@yha.co.nz or our national groups coordinator 0800 278 299

Download YHA Taupo Group Information