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

  • Valor Boxing Fitness Classes (Jul 22nd - Aug 6th) We're excited to bring boxing fitness classes. The first week is free, so come and try it out! 22 & 23 July Free Memberships: - 1 month $14 week - 2 months $12 week - 3 months $10 week
  • Sarah Conlan EP Release Tour (Jul 30th - Jul 30th) New Zealand country blues artist Sarah Conlan is set to tour her newly released Debut, Self-Titled EP. Recorded in Invercargill and Produced by the Tui Nominated Duo – Liv McBride and Graeme Woller of Into The East. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kipu & Friends (Aug 1st - Aug 1st) Classy jazz guitar, bass and drums backing.
  • Traditional Irish Music Session (Jun 1st - Oct 5th) Fiddles, tin whistles, accordions, bodhrans, flutes, banjos, guitars... Join us at Waxy O Shea’s Irish Bar for our monthly Irish Music Sunday Session. No microphones, no stages just a group of musicians playing ...
  • Brewery Beer Tasting (Aug 6th - Aug 6th) 5 Craft Beverages to be tasted. Nibbles provided during the tasting. Start time 6.30pm, $20.00 per head. Limited numbers bookings recommended. RSVP to Level One Restaurant & Bar Phone (03) 218 2829

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.