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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

Te Anau Shimmers Underground

Glowworm cave Te Anau

Jump on board and be sworn to silence as you cruise across Lake Te Anau and into the underground world of glowworms. Discover a twisting network of limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall before drifting beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Package includes:

  • 2 nights with YHA Te Anau
  • 2 hr 15 minute day or night cruise with Real Journeys that includes: Cruise across Lake Te Anau & a 40 minute glowworm cave tour

Email YHA Te Anau or ring 03 249 7847

Priced from $126.50 p.p.  in a 4 share multi-share for YHA members. $133.90  p.p. in a 4 share multi-share for non-members. Private room options available. Valid to 8 April 2015.

 

Oamaru Penguins Package

Want the best penguin viewing in all of New Zealand? Stopover in the small coastal town of Oamaru. After exploring the town’s historic heart, head to the beach as rare Yellow-eyed Penguins waddle home after a hard day’s fishing. For a double dose of cuteness, zip over to the Blue Penguin Colony for front row seats to see the town’s famous, and the world’s smallest, penguins bunk down for the night. Package includes:

  • 1 night at YHA Oamaru
  • Visit to Yellow-Eyed Penguins at Bushy Beach Reserve
  • Entry to Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
  • Coastal views photo op at Oamaru lookout
  • Pre and post penguins town and historic precinct tours
  • Transport

Email YHA Oamaru or ring 03 434 5008

Priced from NZ$75 multi-share per person and $166 per private room. Exclusive to YHA members. Valid to 31 March 2015.

 



North Island

Northland Island Explorer

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Enjoy the best of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands coastal paradise. Hop aboard the Island Adventurer to cruise to pristine islands (including a native bird sanctuary)with white sand beaches, perfect for soaking up views of the Bays and beyond. Walk through coastal scenery and take to the warm water for a swim. Package includes:

  • 2 nights’ multi-share ensuite accommodation at YHA Bay of Islands Paihia
  • Full day Bay of Islands tour
  • Depart/return from Paihia
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 Bay of Islands Paihia or ring 09 402 7487

Priced from NZ$121.50 per person multi-share. Exclusive to YHA members. Valid to 6 April 2015.

 

Waiheke Island Pedal Adventure

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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.