YHA Whanganui

Description

YHA Whanganui, Braemar House hostel looks forward to welcoming you with the hospitality that Whanganui is famous for and to offer you a glimpse into the luxury accommodation of early New Zealand. Historic YHA Whanganui, Braemar House, built in 1895, is adjacent to the banks of the Whanganui River and close to Victoria Avenue, one of New Zealand’s most attractive high streets. We are also a short walk to the Whanganui city centre and the many tourist attractions that this charming river city holds.

The Whanganui hostel accommodation includes separate double, twin, family and multi-share rooms. These are all linked to a huge multi-function kitchen and dining room featuring everything necessary to make a feast or a small private meal. Leading through from the Wanganui backpacker kitchen is a large comfortable lounge with television, music centre, games, cards and small library. YHA Whanganui, Braemar House also has spacious sub tropical gardens.

Everything possible has been made to make your stay at the YHA Whanganui, Braemar House hostel a truly memorable experience. Go on the Mail Run tour of Whanganui River Valley (picks up from the hostel) or take a stroll to the high street to see the wealth of heritage that Whanganui offers. 

Your hosts Clive, with assistance from Robert, are very knowledgeable on local Whanganui activities and can book your accommodation throughout New Zealand. And if your backpack is giving you back pain the YHA Whanganui hostel can offer superb massage facilities as well as Reiki healing treatments, all available in-house by prior arrangement!

Quote

"Very restful and quiet; it felt more like a B&B than a hostel; a good place to rest and relax when you have reached that point in your holiday when you are ready to re-charge." -Hihostels.com 2010

Bus/Shuttle: 

Bus depot is 1.5km away, a taxi ride of approx $7.00.

Plane:

The airport is 3km away, taxi fare of approx $15.00.

Train:

The train station is 37km away at Marton Junc (InterCity buses connect to Whanganui).

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  • BBQ
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • WiFi
  • The ‘must do’ activity while in Whanganui is navigating up the Whanganui River. By rural mail tour, steam ship, jet boat or by canoe.
  • Stroll around the beautiful historical streets of Whanganui with the restored architectural facades of the shops, and beautiful parks and gardens. 
  • Visit the first-rate Sarjeant Gallery art gallery and Whanganui Regional Museum.
  • The Central Volcanic Region of the North Island is within driving distance from Whanganui. Here you can go skiing on Mt Ruapehu or traverse the famous Tongariro Crossing.
  • There are some great surfing breaks along the West Coast of the North Island near Whanganui city.

Events

  • Flora Photographica Aotearoa (Jun 20th - Aug 29th) Laurence Aberhart, Greta Anderson, Wayne Barrar, Janet Bayly, Andrew Beck, Gary Blackman, Rhondda Bosworth, Joyce Campbell, Ben Cauchi, Max Coolahan [1918–1985], Lisa Crowley, Derek Henderson, Frank Hofmann ...
  • Disgraceful! (Aug 14th - Aug 23rd) Disgraceful! features the work of Bachelor of Fine Arts Year 3 and Year 4 students studying painting and photography at the Quay School of the Arts, Whanganui UCOL. The exhibition features diverse work from 11 students, ...
  • The Mikado (Aug 23rd - Aug 23rd) Presented by Wellington G & S Light Opera. The Mikado, the best loved comic opera of all time, relishes the many hilarious situations that arise when he (the Emperor of Japan) comes to inspect the workings of local ...
  • Schola Sacra Choir Celebrates 40 Years (Aug 23rd - Aug 23rd) Schola Sacra Choir celebrates 40 years with Schola Sacra Youth Chorus and Past Conductors Christ Church, Wicksteed St, Wanganui Schola Sacra are delighted to celebrate 40 years of singing. The programme will ...
  • African Drumming By the Sea (Jul 27th - Dec 14th) Community drumming group, meeting fortnightly in Wanganui. It’s fun, simple to get started and many people believe it’s beneficial for your health. Relaxing and yet energising, it is a great way to express yourself ...
  • DanceNZmade Interschool Regional 5 (Aug 29th - Aug 29th) Our regions Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schools provide great family entertainment through all genres of dance as they bring their best dance to the big stage competing for Regional Titles and a place at the ...

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.