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

  • Fiona Pears Swing Driven Thing (Apr 25th - Apr 25th) Southland Festival of the Arts and Arts on Tour NZ Presents: Fiona Pears, La Petit Manouche and Ian Tilley. The opening of the festival explodes with international talent! Fiona Pears, passionate violinist, UK ...
  • National Theatre Live: War Horse (Apr 9th - May 17th) Since its first performance at the UK's National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes ...
  • Theatre Restaurant (Apr 24th - Apr 26th) Good Morning Vietnam Songs from those damned war years, Southlands best entertainers get together to preform some of the most memorable songs that came out of the war years. Songs best immortalised in great movies ...
  • Paul Potts: One Chance (Apr 26th - Apr 26th) Britain’s Got Talent phenomenon Paul Potts will embark on an eight-city concert tour of New Zealand in April. Tickets to his One Chance tour -- encompassing Auckland, Rotorua, Hastings, Palmerston North, Wellington, ...
  • Laughing Samoans - Fresh Off Da Blane (Apr 26th - Apr 26th) Don’t’ miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts. The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been touring a new show every year for more than ...
  • Sunday Concert - A Capella and Lindah Lepou (Apr 27th - Apr 27th) A Capella Singers present a selection of their favourite repertoire in the Southland Museum and Art Gallery. During the concert, a showcase of couture from designer, Lindah Lepou will be presented. This feast for ...

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.