YHA Whitianga

Description

YHA Whitianga, On the Beach Backpackers is a friendly beachfront hostel with huge bay windows with stunning views over Mercury Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula, a holiday spot loved by New Zealanders. YHA Whitianga has backpacker accommodation of multi-share rooms (some are en-suite) as well as double and twin rooms in self-contained units. Relax in our clean, comfortable home-like accommodation with all the necessary hostel facilities – well-equipped self catering kitchen, common areas and outside BBQ. 

Quote

"The best hostel in town, right by the bay with great views and ten minutes walk from the centre. Also offered are bikes for rent, and free use of kayaks, boogie boards and courtesy transport." -The Rough Guide to New Zealand

 

Bus/Shuttle:

All buses drop off at the main gate to the hostel.

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  • BBQ
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Dig your own natural spa at Hot Water Beach, using free spades from the YHA Whitianga hostel.
  • Cathedral Cove is one of the most unspoilt marine reserves in New Zealand, with clear water, excellent scuba diving and snorkeling and unique rock formations.
  • Become a New Zealand ‘beach bum’ at the many wonderful beaches surrounding Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula. Surf, swim, fish or relax.
  • The Coromandel is also known for its scenic native forests, with lots of outdoors activities like horse riding, adventure ropes and hiking.
  • Just take it easy; chill out in the Coromandel sunshine and watch the world go by in the charming beach town of Whitianga. 

Events

  • Reflections Exhibition - Michael Smither, D Kelly, J Davie (Sep 20th - Nov 20th) Sixteen colourful original works of Michael Smither's 'Reflection' collection will be featured in Reflections exhibition at Bread and Butter Gallery, Albert Street, Whitianga from 20th September to 20th November ...
  • Erin - Spring Tour (Oct 20th - Oct 20th) Born and raised in the South Island of New Zealand, Erin is a full-time touring musician working tirelessly to bring fresh original material to you. With seven years of songwriting, two years of living off live gigs, an ...
  • Mindfulness in Nature Retreat (Oct 24th - Oct 27th) Do you need some time out? Some perspective, a space to rest and recharge? I am leading a silent Mindfulness in Nature retreat in Te Moata, Coromandel over the Labour weekend. Cost: $495 ($95 registration) cost ...
  • The Whangamata Lions Craft & Farmers Market (Apr 19th - Oct 24th 2015) The Whangamata Lions Craft & Farmers Market hosts nearly 100 stalls offering a huge variety of craft, food and produce. Stalls are located inside the Memorial Hall Complex, and outside in more of an open air market. The ...
  • The International Elton John and Billy Joel Tribute Show (Oct 25th - Oct 25th) Direct from England - Europe's Top Elton John and Billy Joel Tribute Show in NZ for the first time October - December 2014. This show has toured the world to great acclaim. The show consists of 6 songs from support ...
  • Tairua Firemen's Market (Oct 25th - Oct 25th) This is an annual event to raise funds for the Tairua Volunteer Fire Brigade. A great morning to wander among many stalls full of local goodies including preserves, arts & crafts, plants, baking, deli good and lots ...

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.