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New Zealand


New Zealand Bus & Bed

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Getting from A to B and beyond on your New Zealand adventure has never been so easy. Sit back and enjoy the views with this road-worthy deal that bundles InterCity’s flexi bus passes with accommodation in the YHAs of your choice. Pre-book your whole itinerary (service fee applies) or book as you go. Package includes:

  • 5 - 20 night multi-share accommodation vouchers redeemable at any New Zealand YHA
  • 20 - 60 hours of travel on the InterCity FlexiPass® bus network (top it up as you go)

Book now or ring 0800 278 299

Priced from NZ$329 per person (based on 20 hour FlexiPass/5 nights multi-share accommodation). Find the accommodation and bus pass match that works for your stay. Conditions apply. Valid to 30 September 2015.

 

 

South Island

Franz Josef Paddle Power

Franz Josef Kayak

Make the most of Westland's alpine environment just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Paddle the glacial Lake Mapourika and enjoy mirrored reflections of the mountains and glaciers. Navigate your kayak into some of Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest and get up close to nature in the protected habitat and kiwi sanctuary. No previous kayaking experience necessary. Package includes:

  • 2 nights with YHA Franz Josef
  • 3 hour guided glacier kayak tour - equipment provided
  • Photos
  • Transport

Email YHA Franz Josef or ring 03 752 0754

Priced from $143 per person multi-share and $348 private for 2 for members. $149 per person multi-share and $368 private for 2 for non-members. Valid till 4 June.

 

 

Nelson Wine, Brews & Views Tour

Nelson tours

Jump aboard the brews and views tour in sunny Nelson, home to some of New Zealand’s best hops and vines. Sit back, toast and taste-test your way through some of the region’s magnificent boutique wineries and craft breweries for this half day tour. Package includes:

  • 2 nights with YHA Nelson
  • Tour of 2 wineries
  • Tour of 2 breweries
  • Transport including pick up/drop off at YHA Nelson

Email YHA Nelson or ring 03 545 9988

Member rates from $141 per person in a multi-share, $322 private for 2. Non-member rates from $147 multi-share, $338 private for 2. Valid to 30 June 2015.

 

North Island

Ride like a local in Rotorua

Ride the Redwood Forest

Descend on the mountain biking mecca of New Zealand where all the cycle touring, downhill and world class rides satisfy weekend warriors and hardened pros. Cycle through volcanic and geothermal landscapes stopping at geysers, mudpools and multi-coloured pools. Or hit the deep green contrast of the redwood Whakarewarewa Forest’s 140kms of epic trails before crashing for the night at YHA Rotorua. Package includes:

  • 1 night with YHA Rotorua
  • Hardtail bike and helmet hire

Email YHA Rotorua or ring 07 349 4088

Priced from $64 per person multi-share or $155 for 2 people in private ensuite room. Full suspension bike upgrade is available. For YHA members only. Valid until 4 June 2015.

Spring sand 'n surf in Raglan

 Surf in Raglan

Raglan surf breaks are world-class. So, what better place to learn to surf? Join YHA Raglan’s in-house Solsurfer Surf School for expert tuition and experience the waves Raglan surfers bunk work for. You’ll stay in one of New Zealand’s top eco lodges set on picturesque ten acres with epic views of the sets rolling in. Package includes:

  • 2 nights’ multi-share with YHA Raglan
  • 3 hour beginner group surf lesson including transport to the break
  • Full day board and wetsuit hire

Email YHA Raglan or ring 07 825 8268

$148.50 per person for members and $165 for non-members. Price is based on triple-share caboose.  Private rooms in cabooses, Earth Domes and self-contained cottages are also available. Package can be altered to suit. Valid to 4 June 2015.

 

 

Raglan 4 for 3

YHA Raglan

Book a YHA Raglan double caboose for 4 nights and pay for 3. 

 

 

Raglan locals have a secret: their surf breaks are worldclass.
So, what better place to learn to surf? Join YHA
Raglan’s in-house Solsurfer Surf School for expert tuition in
a small group and experience the waves Raglan surfers bunk
work for. You’ll stay in one of New Zealand’s top eco lodges
set on ten acres with epic views. Package includes:

 Email YHA Raglan or ring 07 825 8268

$216 for members and $240 for non-members. Valid until 4 June 2015.

 

Waiheke Island Pedal Adventure

30s Couple Hero

Explore beautiful Waiheke Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. From scenic ferry transport, and exhilarating ziplines and walks through native forest, to a cruisy island bike ride, and tour of the island’s golden beaches and wineries, this package includes it all:

  • 2 nights at YHA Auckland International
  • Full day bike hire
  • 3 unique, 200m ziplines
  • Mini tour of Waiheke’s beaches, olive groves and vineyards
  • 30 minute guided forest walk
  • Return ferry transport from Auckland CBD
Raglan locals have a secret: their surf breaks are worldclass.
So, what better place to learn to surf? Join YHA
Raglan’s in-house Solsurfer Surf School for expert tuition in
a small group and experience the waves Raglan surfers bunk
work for. You’ll stay in one of New Zealand’s top eco lodges
set on ten acres with epic views. Package includes:

 Email YHA Auckland International or ring 09 302 8200

Priced from NZ$260 per person multi-share. Exclusive to YHA members. Advance bookings essential. Valid to 31 October 2015.