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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

Kinloch: Stay 3, Pay 2

Kinloch is a traveller’s ideal spot to unwind. With a fully catered restaurant, the lakeside wilderness lodge is a stone’s throw to popular walking tracks, horse trekking, kayaking, fishing and biking. Relax in the spa and enjoy amazing views of Lake Wakatipu, mountains and stars or warm up by a bonfire on the beach. Whatever you choose, take the break you deserve and stay 3 nights for the price of 2. 

Email YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy or ring 03 442 4900

Prices start from NZ$63 per person for 3 nights’ multi-share accommodation for YHA members and NZ$70 per person for non-members. Offer is valid until 30 September.



Hit the Slopes in Tekapo

Whether you shred the slopes at a screaming fast pace or you’re an energetic novice, Roundhill has what it takes to keep every snow bunny satisfied with wicked views over glacial Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook and Southern Alps. Cap off your epic day on the mountain.  with fireside chilling at the lakefront YHA. Package includes:

  • 1 night with YHA Lake Tekap
  • Roundhill all-day lift pass

Email YHA Lake Tekapo or ring 03 680 6857

From $90 for 1 in a multi-share. From $208.80 for two in a private room. For YHA members only. Valid until 7 October 2015.

Punakaiki Underground

Punakaiki Deal

Take a train through Nile River Canyon’s primeval rain forest and limestone cliffs before going underground into a scramble/climb/leap/black water raft kind of world of stalactites and stalagmites, a slow underground river and glow worms. Explore the Nile River Cave system for a four-hour tour. Package includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at YHA Punakaiki
  • Half-day caving and black water rafting guided tour
  • Nile River Rainforest Train passage
  • Rafting equipment & wetsuits
  • Digital images

Email YHA Punakaiki or ring 03 731 1111

Priced from $426 for two YHA members multi-share, $450 private. Non-members: $440 for 2 multi-share, $462 private. No experience necessary. Your own transport is required. Valid until 1 December 2015.


North Island

Auckland Winter Warmer

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Bundle up with this winter-warmer package bringing together two of Auckland’s best attractions: Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Package includes:

  • 2 nights multi-share at YHA Auckland International
  • Entry into Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium
  • Shuttle from downtown to the aquarium
  • Entry into the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Email YHA Auckland International or ring 09 302 8200

Priced from $80 per person in a multi-share. For YHA members only. 24 hour advance booking required. Valid to 7 October 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.