YHA Catlins

Description

YHA Catlins is based in Owaka, one of the main starting points from which to explore the charms of the magical Catlins area of the Southland Coast. YHA Catlins Coast offers affordable backpacker hostel accommodation and powered camping sites with a rural outlook amongst spacious grounds.
YHA Catlins hostel offers backpacker accommodation in a large, unique character house with many common areas to relax in, including a large games room with a free, full sized pool table, darts board, organ and TV. There are also two sunrooms with comfy couches and a library. Also make use of the hostel’s communal kitchen and generous dining room. 
Located close to the many natural attractions and surf beaches of the Catlins areas, make sure spend at least a couple of days here. Take advantage of all the natural attractions worth exploring including, Nugget Point, Cannibal Bay, waterfalls, the Catlins River walk, the Owaka museum, Cathedral Caves and surf beaches.
And if you need a food or drink top-up visit the nearby supermarket and pub in Owaka.

YHA Catlins is based in Owaka. It is one of the main starting points from which to explore the charms of the magical Catlins area of the Southland Coast. YHA Catlins offers affordable backpacker hostel accommodation and powered camping sites with a rural outlook amongst spacious grounds.

YHA Catlins is a large, unique character house with many common areas to relax in, including a large games room with a free, full sized pool table, darts board, organ and TV. There are also two sunrooms with comfy couches and a library. Also make use of the hostel’s communal kitchen and generous dining room. 

Located close to the many natural attractions and surf beaches of the Catlins, make sure to spend at least a couple of days here. Explore Nugget Point, Cannibal Bay, numerous waterfalls, the Catlins River walk, the Owaka museum and Cathedral Caves.

And if you need a food or drink top-up visit the nearby supermarket and pub in Owaka.

Please note that YHA Catlins will be closed from 27 April to 23 October 2014.

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  • Disabled Facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Library Exchange
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Get up close and personal with the Catlins wildlife: penguins, fur seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea elephants, native birds and locals!
  • See a petrified forest at Curio Bay, impressive natural sea caverns at Catheral Caves, wonderful waterfalls in the rainforest like Purakaunui Falls and many, many kilometres of pristine coastline.
  • Walk out to the lighthouse at Nugget Point and look back along the amazing Catlins coastline.
  • Test out the Catlins’ renowned surf breaks.

Events

  • Peppa Pig Live Treasure Hunt (Sep 2nd - Sep 2nd) The stage version of the hugely popular pre-school television show Peppa Pig is on its way to New Zealand! On The Road Events, in association with Life Like Touring and Fiery Light UK, is excited to announce a six ...
  • Once We Built A Tower by Dean Parker - South Island Tour (Sep 3rd - Sep 3rd) Lock your whiskey cabinet and grab your guns, because your friends and ours The Bacchanals are bringing an all-new, all-improved, all-singing-all-milking production of Dean Parker’s Once We Built A Tower to the South ...
  • Toolbox - The Early Years (0-6) (Sep 3rd - Sep 3rd) Over six sessions, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to encourage you in your role as a parent. No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will. - Session 1: Parent types - Session 2: Development ...
  • Daniel Monteath & Michelle Lange (Feb 28th - Dec 12th) Michelle Lange has been named Kelvin Hotel Southland Entertainer of the Year 2014. Daniel Monteath Keyboardist of the Year. If you haven't seen these fantastic musicians perform come along to Level One bar and check them ...
  • Beauty & the Bro' with Mel Parsons & James Nokise in Cabaret (Sep 5th - Sep 5th) Beauty and the Bro – Mel Parsons and James Nokise AOTNZ tour Sep 2014 Take an acclaimed folk singer and a celebrated Samoan/Welsh comic, and be rewarded with an evening of music and comedy like no other. Mel Parsons ...
  • Kipu & Friends (Sep 5th - Sep 5th) Classy jazz guitar backed by bass and drums.

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.