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

  • Allegro (Aug 20th - Aug 20th) The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Allegro - a powerhouse of five dynamic ballets from leading international choreographers. Allegro Brillante Precision, musicality, virtuoso technique - Russian classicism meets ...
  • NZ International Film Festival (Aug 13th - Aug 24th) New Zealand International Film Festival, August 13 to 24. The Festival returns to Gore, with 26 films across 12 days this year. Our gala opening film is Housebound, a kiwi comedy horror, directed by Gerard ...
  • Oklahoma! (Aug 21st - Aug 21st) Oklahoma! by the masters of musicals Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, will tour New Zealand in August. Since its premiere on Broadway in 1943, Oklahoma! has been a box-office smash and is now considered the ...
  • Verbatim (Aug 20th - Aug 21st) Last Tapes Theatre Company and justice reform group JustSpeak are proud to present Verbatim - two short plays that allow some of New Zealand’s most marginalised voices to tell their own stories, in their own ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rose 'n' Thorns (Aug 22nd - Aug 22nd) Mellow tenor sax, guitar/vocals and bass trio.

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.