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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.

 

 

North Island

Northland underwater escape

Spend a full day discovering the Poor Knights Islands with one of two underwater deals to suit either novice scuba-discoverers or old pros. Deal 1: Cruise on a well-fitted boat from Tutukaka Marina and discover the islands by snorkel, kayak, paddle board and swimming , throw in sight-seeing, entering the world’s largest sea cave by boat and sea mammal-spotting. Deal 2: For certified divers wanting a two-dive day. Head out on a guided boat for a cruise between a morning and afternoon dive at two of over sixty of the Poor Knights’ dive sights.

Deal 1

  • 2 nights multi-share accommodation at YHA Whangarei
  • Full day guided cruise includes sight-seeing and water activities
  • Lunch
  • Return transport from Whangarei to Tutukaka Marina

Deal 2

  • 2 nights multi-share accommodation at YHA Whangarei
  • Two guided dives and full gear hire
  • Lunch, hot drinks, hot showers
  • Return transport from Whangarei to Tutukaka Marina

Email YHA Whangarei or ring 09 437 0609

Deal 1: Priced from $245 p.p. multi-share. Deal 2: Priced from $345 multi-share for two-day dive. Upgrades available. Deduct $40 from price if you have your own transport. Both deals include town pick up to hostel. For YHA members only. Valid to 5 August 2015.

 

 

 

Wellington City Break

Have a free bagel brekkie for two on us when visiting the Capital City and staying at YHA Wellington. We'll serve up the feed, all you have to do is stay in a private room. Package includes:

  • 1 night with YHA Wellington in a private room
  • 2 bagels and cream cheese with jam
  • 2 regular coffees of your choice

Email YHA Wellington or ring 04 801 7280

$80 for 2 in a private room. $120 for 2 in a private ensuite room. For YHA members only. Valid until 4 August 2015.

Waitomo Caves Adrenaline

 

Take adrenaline underground and experience the world of glow worms and 30 million-year-old geology while you scramble, climb, leap and black water raft for a three-hour tour through the Ruakuri Cave, one of 300 known caves in the Waitomo region. Dry off and enjoy the daylight at YHA Waitomo. Package includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at YHA Waitomo
  • Caving and black water rafting guided tour
  • Wetsuit, footwear, helmet, head torch, tube

Email YHA Waitomo or ring 07 878 7649

Priced from $171.20 p.p multi-share. For YHA members only. No experience necessary. Valid until 5 August 2015.

 

 

Auckland Adrenaline: SkyTower

Test your mettle in Auckland and show New Zealand’s tallest building who’s boss! Choose from three adrenaline options. SkyWalk: no handrails and nothing but thin air between you and a 192m drop while navigating the 1.2m-wide walkway. Sky Jump: find out what it feels like to fall when you SkyJump from 192m at 85kph. Look and Leap: double the buzz and combine them both. Then crash for the night on terra firma at the hostel. Package includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at YHA Auckland International
  • SkyJump, SkyWalk or the Look and Leap
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 8201

SkyWalk priced from $175 p.p. multi-share, $299 private. SkyJump priced from $245 p.p. multi-share, $369 private. Look and Leap priced from $340 p.p. multi-share, $464 private. For YHA members only. Valid to 5 August 2015.

 

Northland Escape

Explore Northland by land and sea. Take a full-day tour to the top of the bottom of the world by driving off-road on Ninety Mile Beach. Experience thrills and spills sand-boarding down massive sand dunes and get chills at the Cape Reinga lighthouse where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. The next day, cruise the Bay of Islands. Spot dolphins enroute to the famous Hole in the Rock and enjoy 360⁰ views from the top of Urupukapuka Island. This deal brings together the best of Northland. Package includes:

  • 2 nights’ multi-share ensuite accommodation with YHA Bay of Islands Paihia
  • Full day Cape Reinga tour. Depart/return from Paihia
  • Half day dolphin cruise to the Hole in the Rock. Depart/return 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 $210 per person for YHA members. Valid 5 August 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.