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12 YHA Hostels Perfectly Placed For the Snow

North Island
South Island
Winter
Snowsports
Adrenaline

Love skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing or any and all fun on and off the piste? Check out our great snow hostels located near New Zealand's best slopes.

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Seven Epic Spots For Stargazing In New Zealand

South Island
North Island
Scenic
Winter
Nature

With dark clear skies, unique celestial displays and earthly landscapes that look like they come from another planet, New Zealand is one of the world’s premier stargazing destinations.

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12 Crazy Adrenaline Activities To Try In New Zealand

While Queenstown gets all the glory for being..

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Top 7 Mountain Biking Towns in New Zealand

Whether you're an avid downhill mountain biker..

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11 Top Cultural Experiences in New Zealand

NZ is a nation with centuries of Māori..

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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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Great Walker? Check out our 14 top Great Walks hostels

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

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DOC Short Walks

Experience some of New Zealand's highlights in..

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Walking and Hiking Hostels

Join in our love affair with the great outdoors..

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Te Araroa Trail Hostels

The Te Araroa trail is New Zealand's newest long..

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