YHA Member Weekends

Member Weekends were established to provide an opportunity for members to engage with National Board and senior staff.

Weekends are organised throughout the year, spread across both the North and South Islands. Member Weekends are open to all domestic members of YHA New Zealand.

These weekend events provide a fun weekend away with other members from around New Zealand and the opportunity to meet with YHA's National Board and senior staff.

Member Weekends usually include:

Members' Weekend 11 - 13 September 2015 staying at YHA Opoutere

 YHA Opoutere exterior 1 2008

 Special offer

The National Board invites all members to join them for a weekend getaway staying at YHA Opoutere

Accommodation is offered at a 50% discount to those who stay both Friday and Saturday nights. Please contact the hostel directly to book your bed at yha.opoutere@yha.co.nz. Beds are limited so you need to book quickly. Remember to mention the member event to take advantage of the 50% discount.

Previous weekend attendees have told us that the main reason for attending these events is to go to the Board Forum and to catch up with other travelers. Consequently no sightseeing activities have been arranged during the weekend allowing you plenty of time to socialise with old friends or make some new ones. If you are looking for activities to fill your time in Opoutere, scroll down for ideas.

To register for the weekend

Please email the national.secretary@yha.co.nz so we know how many people to cater for. Also let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.


Timetable for the weekend is as follows:


Arrive at the hostel, make your own arrangements for dinner


Breakfast supplies will be available in the kitchen – please help yourself.

Free time to explore Opoutere or catch up with friends. (Make your own arrangements for lunch)


The forum will be chaired by the National Board Member, Kevin Brewer and will be held at the hostel. This provides an opportunity for members to hear from the Board and senior staff about what is happening in YHA and to ask questions.


BBQ provided by YHA and cooked/served by the Auckland Branch (Thanks guys!)


Breakfast supplies will be available in the kitchen between 7.30 and 9.30am – please help yourself.

If you have not booked to stay Sunday night, please ensure you have checked out of your room by 10am. You are welcome to spend some time at the hostel before heading home, but please check out so staff can start cleaning.

Looking for things to do in the area?

You’ll find plenty to do. Activities in the local area include swimming, kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, biking, and walking to name just a few, and of course Whitianga is less than an hour’s drive away.

In fact there is so much to see and do in this area why not extend your stay and really explore this beautiful piece of paradise. 

What do you need to do now?

If you are interested in attending this great weekend away you need to:

Further information will be sent to those who register.