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Northland & Auckland
Coromandel & Bay of Plenty
Waikato, King Country & Central Plateau
East Coast & Lower North Island        
Northern South Island
Canterbury & Northern Otago
West Coast
Otago & Southland

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Present your YHA Membership Card to redeem your discount at the following places:


Omega Rental Cars

For personal friendly service hire a car from Omega Rental Cars.

We have a large range of quality late model hire vehicles. Vehicles are covered by the Automobile Association 24-Hour Roadside Assistance scheme for your own peace of mind. All car rental charges include unlimited kilometres, comprehensive insurance ($NZ1500 deductible / excess) and all NZ taxes.
Our locations throughout New Zealand are situated in Auckland City & Airport, Wellington City & Airport, Picton, Christchurch City & Airport, Nelson and Queenstown & Airport.

Omega specialise in one way hires at no extra cost (minimum hire period may apply).

Special Rates for YHA cardholders. Ph 0800 525 580 or visit www.omegarentalcars.com

Northland & Auckland 

Coromandel & Bay of Plenty 

Waikato, King Country & Central Plateau 

Taupo Tandem Skydiving logoTaupo Tandem Skydiving

Imagine yourself on a thrilling journey high above the spectacular Lake Taupo region with views of snow-capped volcanoes and pristine coastline.

Skydive from as high as 15,000 feet with over one minute in freefall, reaching speeds in excess of 200km/h! Taupo Tandem Skydiving

We jump 7 days a week, 362 days a year. Free pick up available.

YHA members receive 10% off freefall DVD and photos.

 Ph 0800 TANDEM (826 336) www.taupotandemskydiving.com

East Coast & Lower North Island 

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa, New Zealand’s bold and innovative national museum, is located on Wellington’s beautiful waterfront.

Through a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, discover the great treasures and stories of this country – its unique natural environment, Maori culture, art heritage and fascinating history. Explore six floors of serious fun!

Make the most of your visit and take a tour!

Free entry. Open every day from 10am to 6pm, and 9pm Thursdays.

20% off "Introducing Te Papa" guided tour

Ph 04 381 7111  www.tepapa.govt.nz

Northern South Island  

Abel Tasman Wilsons Experience

Abel Tasman WIlson's Experience Logo

The Abel Tasman National Park, located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand is our country's finest coastal National Park. This beautiful region has been home to the Wilson family for 8 generations.

Abel Tasman WIlson's Experience day walk

Abel Tasman Wilsons offer experiences from 2 hours to 5 days in the Park with cruise, water taxi, walking and guided walking and/or sea kayaking options. Overnight trips are hosted at Beachfront Lodges, built by the family on their historic freehold land in the Abel Tasman.

NZ Tourism Award Winner 2010.

10% YHA cardholder discount off retail, for any of our award winning day or multi-day trips. Ph 0800 223 582 Visit: www.abeltasman.co.nz

West Coast

Skydive Franz

18,000ft - New Zealand's Highest Skydive

Choose from 12,000ft, 15,000ft, 18,000ft

Skydive surrounded by New Zealand's highest mountains including Aoraki/Mt Cook, Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers, native rainforest, rivers & coastal views. Our friendly team & the epic landscape of the rugged West Coast makes for the best skydiving experience in New Zealand.

We use the world's most advanced and most comfortable parachute systems.
Our aircraft is maintained and operated to the highest standard in the industry.
We supply the most comprehensive media options available in New Zealand skydiving to record your skydive, while maintaining a ‘Kiwi As’ humble approach to your skydiving experience.

Take your skydive experience to "The Next Level" www.skydivefranz.co.nz or Ph 0800 458 677

Canterbury & Northern Otago 

Black Cat Cruises

Swimming with Dolphins – Akaroa

Akaroa Harbour is the only place on the planet where you can swim with the world's smallest and rarest Dolphins - the Hector's or New Zealand Dolphin. Black Cat Cruises operate a jet-powered catamaran for ultimate safety for you and the dolphins. Everything is provided including wetsuits, masks, snorkels, hot showers, hot chocolate and a free gift pack. You can also watch the dolphins from the vessel.

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises

The historic French village of Akaroa is 90 minutes drive from Christchurch. Here you can cruise around an extinct volcanic crater. Experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife on daily Black Cat harbour cruises. You'll see the rare, native dolphin - the Hector's or New Zealand Dolphin. There's also the chance to spot the world's smallest penguin, the White Flippered Little Blue Penguin, and other sea birds.

www.blackcat.co.nz phone 0800 436 574 email Akaroa@blackcat.co.nz

Encounter Kaikoura

Albatross Encounter

Kaikoura is regarded as the ‘albatross capital of the world’ proven by the number of albatross species which are so easily found off the Kaikoura Coast.
The boat tour known as Albatross Encounter, offers magnificent views of albatross and many other seabird species only a short distance away from land. These giant ‘wanderers of the Southern Ocean’ are a spectacular sight and their grace and gliding prowess will captivate you on a very special level. The mighty albatross with its huge wingspan is an experience you should not miss. Tours are up to three hours in duration and operate daily all year round (weather permitting).


Dolphin Encounter

Kaikoura is well known for the rich abundance of species in both marine life and birdlife.  Located two hours north of Christchurch, Kaikoura offers a unique range of activities, which allow you to experience nature first hand. Dolphin Encounter operates tours daily (weather permitting) to the dusky dolphins. Whether you swim with the dolphins or choose to simply watch from the boat, you will be amazed by what you see. Dusky dolphins are well known for their acrobatic displays and they will delight you with their energy and brilliance. If swimming, advance bookings are essential as availability of swimming spaces is restricted.

Free drink and muffin for all tour customers with YHA membership. Ph 0800 733 365 or visit www.encounterkaikoura.co.nz

Shoestring Rentals (NZ) Ltd

Shoestring Rentals is a smaller customer focused company which is recognized for the superior service and budget cars it has provided over the last 20 years. Our motto is "nothing is a problem". Based at the Christchurch Airport (only 400mtrs from the airport terminal ), Cameron will meet you in your car anytime at the airport or at your accommodation inside the city limits. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet.

YHA members receive a 10% discount on car hire or free upgrade. Ph 0800 266 607, 03 352 4222 or visit www.shoestringrentals.co.nz


Otago & Southland


If you're keen for some extreme action this summer you're in the right place! Get ready to jump, slide, abseil/ rappel and zip line through some of the most amazing natural settings New Zealand has to offer. We have something for everyone.....whether you want to be physically or mentally challenged. Canyoning is a great way to immerse yourself in typical New Zealand natural beauty, the equipment provided allows you to access and enjoy otherwise forbidden territory. Canyoning.co.nz offers three different Canyoning experiences in three unique and visually stunning Canyons:

Queenstown Canyon - a perfect balance of rocks, ropes and rivers

Routeburn Canyon - epic canyon country!

Earnslaw Heli-Canyon - our NEWEST and most demanding descent!

$10 off Queenstown Canyon and $20 off Routeburn Canyon. Ph 03 441 3003.
Queenstown Central, Queenstown Lakefront


Jucy Cruize Milford Sound

Cruise Milford Sound with JUCY and have a JUCY-er experience! Relax in our uncrowded, smaller boat while we spoil you with unlimited, close-up viewing of waterfalls, wildlife and rainforest from our two viewing decks (both inside and out). Enjoy lunch, snacks, a drink from the bar or simply have a complimentary coffee or tea with our ‘incredibly good looking’ JUCY crew! We’ll embrace you as one of our JUCY family, whilst showing you around Milford Sound. 

YHA members receive 15% discount on the first sailing of the day. Ph 0800 500 121 or visit www.jucycruize.co.nz


Kiwi Discovery

Locally owned for over 25 years, and with a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor; Kiwi Discovery are the local experts for your day trip to Milford Sound from Queenstown. Travel with like minded people and enjoy an amazing journey through the Fiordland National Park.

Highlights include:

Ph 0800 505 504 or visit www.kiwidiscovery.com

Real Journeys

Doubtful Sound – Real Journeys 

Doubtful Sound is a massive wilderness area of rugged peaks, rainforest and twisting hidden arms - all deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. It’s three times longer than Milford Sound!

On board our daytime Wilderness Cruises experience this amazing fiord with our specialist nature guides. Wildlife encounters can include seals, dolphins and penguins.

We also offer Overnight Cruises. Relax on deck with a drink or explore by kayak and tender craft. Choice of accommodation - private cabins with ensuite bathrooms or quad-share bunk style compartments. Delicious three course evening buffet meal and cooked breakfast included. Coach connections available from Queenstown and Te Anau.

YHA members receive 10% discount on Doubtful Sound cruises including and coach connections www.realjourneys.co.nz

Fiordland Wilderness Experiences – Sea Kayaking

Milford and Doubtful Sounds both lie within Fiordland National Park - a massive wilderness of rugged snow-capped peaks, vertical cliffs and luxuriant rainforest.

Kayaking within this designated world heritage area is unbeatable - it is immensely rewarding and lots of fun. Kayak in small groups with top quality equipment accompanied by experienced guides.  It is exhilarating paddling along taking in the sights and sounds. Wildlife encounters are definitely a highlight.

Join a one-day Milford Sound sea kayaking adventure or our longer overnight Doubtful Sound option. Coach connections available from Te Anau.

Save 20% off Milford Sound Sea Kayaking when purchased together with Doubtful Sound Sea Kayaking (includes coach connections) www.seakayakingfiordland.co.nz


Milford Sound - Real Journeys

Teeming with rain or with sun glistening on deep water, Milford Sound is awesome! Choose our longer, leisurely Nature Cruise and get to see more of Milford Sound. Our specialist nature guides on board point out the wildlife encountered. During the summer months we also offer great Small Boat Cruises. Alternatively, join an Overnight Cruise. These include a choice of twin-share cabin or quad-share bunk-style accommodation, tasty meals and exploring by kayak or tendercraft. Waking up in Milford Sound is an experience not to be missed. Queenstown and Te Anau coach connections available with these cruises.


YHA members receive 10% discount on Milford Sound cruises and coach connections www.realjourneys.co.nz

Queenstown Rafting 

Action packed white water rafting with the largest rafting operator in New Zealand. Unforgettable canyons and nowhere else in the world can you raft a 170m tunnel !

With over 30 years experience on the Shotover and Kawarau rivers, Queenstown Rafting operates a variety of 1/2 day trips including heli-rafting & combos with jetboats, bungy, skydiving & much more. No prior rafting experience necessary & all equipment included. Rafting runs every day all year round.

For online bookings quote coupon code “YHA” for a YHA $20off discount

YHA members receive $20 off action-packed whitewater rafting on the Shotover or Kawarau rivers. Ph 0800 723 846 www.queenstownrafting.co.nz

Stewart Island Experience

Readily accessible by ferry, Stewart Island is New Zealand's ultimate eco-tourism destination - perfect for a day trip or an extended stay. Discover a natural world of lush bush, stunning coastline and rich wildlife.

On arrival, Stewart Island Experience offers lots of options. Choose a cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet to see Ulva Island, try a Marine Nature Cruise (which includes a semi-submersible experience) or join our Village and Bays Tours.  Alternatively, explore with our rental cars, mountain bikes and scooters.

Save $10 off mountain bike hire www.stewartislandexperience.co.nz

Interested in becoming a YHA discount provider?

Here is a discounter application form (61kb - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed)

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