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26 Auckland Activities to Entertain You in Any Weather

North Island
City Tours

In its prime harbour location, Auckland is known for it's changeable forecast. We've got you covered no matter what the weather is doing!

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10 Reasons to Spend the Night in Te Anau

South Island
Scenic
Walking and Hiking
Relaxation
Nature

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Top 5 Must-Do Activities in Wellington

North Island
Food
Nature
Photography
Scenic

As one of the most central hostels in town, our YHA Wellington team pride themselves on being well-placed to explore and offer tips about this cool little capital. Check out some of our top picks!

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Top 5 Must-Do Activities in Christchurch

South Island
City Tours
Photography
Food

With two YHA hostels and our National Office located in Ōtautahi Christchurch, we like to think we know a thing or two about our wee town.

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YHA Christchurch bustling new regent street strip

The Ultimate Christchurch Walking Tour

South Island
Food
Family
Photography
City Tours

We're lucky to have two hostels smack bang in the middle of the most walkable city in New Zealand. We also think a good walk is the best way to explore it! Fancy that.

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YHA Rotorua gerothermal steam offset

20 Activities to Keep You Busy in Rotorua

North Island
Adventure
Family
Nature
Walking and Hiking
Adrenaline

Rotorua is well known for it's geothermal wonders and adrenaline-pumping activities, but did you know it's also a haven for mountain biking? Check out some of our top activity picks.

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8 Surprisingly Instagrammable Spots in Greater Auckland

In a land of stunningly photogenic beauty, what..

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Bird view of Queenstown at night
12 Must-Do Things in Queenstown (That Aren’t Skiing)

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7 Epic Surf Spots in New Zealand

With so much coastline to explore, it'd be rude..

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YHA Gisborne travelling hiker looking over mountain top lake
Great Walker? Check out our 14 top Great Walks hostels

Keen to strap on a few necessities and hit the..

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