YHA Waitomo

Description

Waitomo has been entertaining guests for decades with its deep caverns, luminescent glowworms and dark waterways for generations. YHA Waitomo offers the perfect base to experience all this spectacular place has to offer. The hostel is situated on a farm and has stunning views and native forest as your backdrop. Relax in a hammock by our large swimming pool and unwind from the adrenalin activities on your doorstep.

Quote

"The most friendly and welcoming hostel in New Zealand. Sitting in front of the log fire in the evening sharing stories was great. Also we loved the pigs, calf, horses and deer around the hostel." -hihostels.com 2011

By Car:

6km from State Highway 3 Waitomo Caves turn off

By Bus/Shuttle:

Busses stop outside entrance

By Plane:

2hours to Auckland International, 1.5 hours to Rotorua.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Disabled Facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • pool room
  • VISA
  • For the thrill seekers, go adventure caving, abseiling ,rappelling and black water rafting – work your way through tight squeezes, take leaps of faith over cascading underground waterfalls and float serenely down river as you enjoy the glowworm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Wet or Dry options available.
  • Take a enchanting glowworm raft ride where you gently float through the caves and experience a rather spectacular sight.
  • View the beautiful Waitomo countryside on horseback. Discover the Waitomo landscape from above ground.. See rural Waitomo, sheep and cattle farms and learn about the amazing geology of the region. Witness Tomos (limestone shafts) and the beginning formations of caving systems.
  • Go hunting – Hunt deer/goat/pig/possum/rabbit/turkey/duck/fish by arrangement on private farmland with the owner, all fire arms and equipment supplied. Trophy stags available.

Events

  • Te Haerenga - The Journey (Jun 28th - Aug 12th) Matariki is a time to remember those that have gone before and Taupō Museum’s Matariki exhibition this year remembers the first people to come to Aotearoa/New Zealand. It acknowledges their origins and how they came ...
  • Ricoh Taupo Motorsport Park Test Day - (Jul 25th - Aug 15th) Please note that the 25th July and 15th August sessions are open to cars only. The session on 6th August is open to both cars and motorcycles. Cost: $100.00 per car for the first driver, $50 for second driver. ...
  • Auckland Youth Orchestra - HeartStrings (Jul 26th - Jul 26th) Auckland Youth Orchestra is on the road again! AYO presents a concert of love and passion - HeartStrings - featuring Edward King in Schumann's Cello Concerto. Dvorak - Carnival Overture Schumann - Cello ...
  • Drift Motorsport NZ (Jul 26th - Sep 13th) A great opportunity to watch or take part in the action packed sport of drifting. Come along and watched these talented people push their cars and skills to the limit. Novice to advance this day is for ...
  • Cat Show (Jul 27th - Jul 27th) Geyserland Cat Club is hosting a show at the Great Lakes Centre, Taupo on Sunday, 27 July 2014. Public entry is $5.00 for adults - 11 years and over; $3 for children and under five years of age is free
  • Mulligan's World Famous Quiz Night (Sep 17th - Sep 30th 2014) If you are in Taupo on Tuesday - Do not miss this Lots of fun. Quiz - Test you knowledge. Dance on the floor with DJ Panther after quiz. Great prizes to be won: - Cash Prize $150 - On House Prizes worth ...

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.