YHA Whangarei

Description

YHA Whangarei is a traditional kiwi-style backpacker accommodation set amongst tree-lined gardens. Located a short 2 minute walk to the beautiful Whangarei Waterfalls, this family-run backpacker provides an ideal base for exploring all Whangarei has to offer. There are a variety of room options available including 10 or 4 bed dorms as well as private cabins with or without kitchenettes. Shared facilities are a few strides away from the dorms and kitchenette cabins. Families are equally well catered for. Children love the pools both onsite & at the Aqua Centre with their wave pool always proving to be a big hit. The sports grounds located just across the road provide a great area for ball games. 
The hostel is within easy walking distance to A H Reed Memorial Park, the Parihaka Scenic Reserve and Abbey Caves, home to thousands of glow worms. Snorkelling, kayaking and diving at Poor Knights Islands can be booked through the hostel office daily. 
After a fun day of exploring, harvest some herbs from the hostel garden and treat yourself to a BBQ. Finish off the day with a dip in the swimming pool or a relaxing soak in the hot tub. 

YHA Whangarei is a traditional kiwi-style backpacker accommodation set amongst tree-lined gardens. Located a short 2 minute walk to the beautiful Whangarei Waterfalls, this family-run backpacker provides an ideal base for exploring all Whangarei has to offer. There are a variety of room options available including 10 or 4 bed dorms as well as private cabins with or without kitchenettes. Shared facilities are a few strides away from the dorms and kitchenette cabins. Families are equally well catered for. Children love the pools onsite and at the Aqua Centre. The sports grounds are located across the road and provide a great area for ball games. 

The hostel is within easy walking distance to A H Reed Memorial Park, the Parihaka Scenic Reserve and Abbey Caves, home to thousands of glow worms. Snorkelling, kayaking and diving at Poor Knights Islands can be booked through the hostel office daily. 

After a fun day of exploring, harvest some herbs from the hostel garden and treat yourself to a BBQ. Finish off the day with a dip in the swimming pool or a relaxing soak in the hot tub. 

Quote

"Loved the friendly staff and being given a tour of the property when I arrived. Would go out of their way to help, even remembering my name. Also really enjoyed the spa pool." -Guest review 2013

By Bus:
It takes just 4 minutes to walk from the bus stop to our accommodation. The fare is $3
Take the number 3 or 3a CityLink Bus from Rose Street Whangarei to Whangarei  Falls. From the bus stop walk along Boundary Road past the Waterfalls car park. At the main road turn right. Walk over the bridge across the river. We are the 3rd property on the right hand side. 12 Ngunguru Road, Glenbervie.

Four minutes to walk from the bus stop to YHA Whangarei. The fare is $3.

Take the number 3 or 3A CityLink Bus from Rose Street, Whangarei to Whangarei Falls. From the bus stop walk Boundary Road past the Waterfalls car park. At the main road, turn right. Cross the bridge. We are the third property on the right.

From the airport:

Airport Shuttle costs approximately $25 to the city centre & $35 to our door. Taxi is approximately $40.


Free pick-up:

YHA Whangarei offers a free pick-up from Whangarei Information Sites and Bus Stops at 3C Bank Street and the Hub Transport Centre on Dent Street. 

Pick-ups are available by prior arrangement between the hours of 12 .30pm and 8pm daily.

To arrange a free pick up please freephone 0800 227 222 the day before arrival.  

Free drop-backs run every morning to the city, usually at 8.30am or 9.30am. Please inform us on arrival if you would like a drop-back. 

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  • Activity booking
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Herb garden
  • Hot tub
  • Laundry
  • Library Exchange
  • Limited free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking (off street)
  • TV Room
  • VISA
Whangarei Falls is picturesque, 26.3 metres waterfall with a variety of viewing platforms and walking tracks
Abbey Caves Reserve comprises three naturally sculptured caves which are home to thousands of glow worms
A H Reed Memorial Park is home to a magnificent remnant of original kauri forests, once extensive throughout Northland
Parihaka Scenic Reserve is an eroded volcanic cone rising to 241 metres above sea level with numerous walking tracks and summit views
Northland’s unique tree-top Adventure Forest is within easy reach. 
Whangarei area is a great place to explore by foot
Snorkel, kayak and dive at Poor Knights Islands, the remains of a group of ancient underwater volcanoes rich with marine sea life.  Jacques Cousteau rated it as one of the top ten dives in the world
Explore the fabulous Tutukaka Coast and paddle out for a surf
Hike to the summit of Mount Manaia. 
Enjoy a taste of the tropics at the Whangarei Growers Market
The Kingdom of Zion is home to 33 big cats including lions, tigers, cheetahs and a black leopard
  • Whangarei Falls is picturesque, 26.3 metres waterfall with a variety of viewing platforms and walking tracks
  • Abbey Caves Reserve comprises three naturally sculptured caves which are home to thousands of glow worms
  • A H Reed Memorial Park is home to a magnificent remnant of original kauri forests, once extensive throughout Northland
  • Parihaka Scenic Reserve is an eroded volcanic cone rising to 241 metres above sea level with numerous walking tracks and summit views
  • Northland’s unique tree-top Adventure Forest is within easy reach. 
  • Whangarei area is a great place to explore by foot
  • Snorkel, kayak and dive at Poor Knights Islands, the remains of a group of ancient underwater volcanoes rich with marine sea life.  Jacques Cousteau rated it as one of the top ten dives in the world
  • Explore the fabulous Tutukaka Coast and paddle out for a surf
  • Hike to the summit of Mount Manaia. 
  • Enjoy a taste of the tropics at the Whangarei Growers Market
  • The Kingdom of Zion is home to 33 big cats including lions, tigers, cheetahs and a black leopard

Events

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  • (Jul 23rd - May 31st 2016) An exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life of Joseph Gordon Coates. 17 October 2014 - 31 May 2016 The Kauri Museum invites you to take a step back in time and discover the story behind one of the makers of ... The Kauri Museum
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  • (Jan 31st - Mar 25th) Contemporary art exhibition by Kerikeri artists Ann Winship, Lynn Pirrie Smith, Lin Marinkovic, Jaki George, Ilse Seidel. Held at Jetsom Artspace Kerikeri. Opening Sunday January 31 5pm - 7pm Jetsom Artspace
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.
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