YHA National Park Group Accommodation
YHA National Park is built around an indoor climbing hall and has great views of the 3 volcanoes right from the door step. Most rooms have ensuite bathrooms. We have 2 kitchens, a drying room and a bus for transfers to Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Whakapapa village and ski field, several mountain bike trails and other local locations.
Continental breakfast can be booked in advance and served in our group kitchen for $11 per person. It includes:
- A choice of cereals
- Toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey, peanut butter)
- Tea, coffee and fruit juice
WiFi is $5 for 24 hours, internet kiosk $1 per 15 min. Group leaders will receive a 24 hours WiFi voucher free.
Tongariro Volcanic Adventures is our in-house bus service, with 5 buses (22-47 seats) and a 12 seater van available. All are fitted with snow chains or are 4WD. Group rates are available if you would like to book outside of the scheduled times below. Free guest pickup from Northern Explorer train and InterCity bus.
- Tongariro Alpine Crossing - daily at 7.15am, pick up at 4pm
- Whakapapa village and ski field/Mt Ruapehu crater hike - departs 8.30am, pick up at 4pm
Indoor Rock Climbing Hall
Open daily 9am to 8pm. The hall is 8m high, has 30 top ropes, 55 different climbs in grades from 10 to 27, which suits beginners as well as advanced climbers. Gear hire available. Climbers under 13 years old need to bring adults for belaying. Prices vary based on climbers' ages, $9-$12 per person for group bookings.
Free Booking Service
A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including:
- Tongariro Alpine Crossing bus
- Northern Explorer train
- Interislander ferry
- InterCity coach and local shuttle services
Contact our Group Coordinators
Hostel Details & Location
Group coordinator: Anna & Thomas
Check in: 02:00 PM Check out: 10:00 AM
Reception: 7am - 8pm
Location 4 Findlay Street,
Near Whakapapa Ski Area
How to get here
If you arrive in National Park from the south, take a left onto Findlay St. The hostel is a large alpine style building with solar panels on top. Free on-site parking available.
The InterCity bus stops at The Station Café, which is at the end of Findlay St. The bus driver can stop at the hostel if asked nicely.
The railway station is at the end of Findlay St, 700m down the road to the hostel.
facilities facilities & services
Great for groups:
- Free WiFi for group leaders
- Breakfast options
- Free booking service
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Secure bedrooms
- Bed linen included
- WiFi available
- Communal lounge
- Communal dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Food storage area
- Recycling stations
- Wheelchair accessible
- Laundry facilities
- Drying room
- Free onsite parking
- 24 hour guest access
Entertainment and activities:
- Book exchange
- Communal TV
- Outdoor area
- Climbing wall
- After-hours check in on request
- Luggage storage options
- Travel & activity bookings
- HI bookings
- Towel hire
- Hair dryers
- Bicycle storage
YHA National Park can cater for up to 96 people in 22 rooms. Our group kitchen seats 25-30 people and our backpacker kitchen seats 30-40 people.
- 2 x 10 bed dorm rooms
- 2 x 8 bed dorm rooms
- 2 x 6 multishare rooms with ensuite
- 1 x 5 multishare room with ensuite
- 2 x 4 multishare rooms with ensuite
- 2 x triple ensuite
- 2 x queen triple ensuite
Group members are accommodated in spacious 8 to 10 bed dorm rooms with single sex bathroom facilities situated on the ground floor, or in 4 to 6 bed dorm rooms with ensuite shower/ toilet. Each of these rooms has 1 double bed and 3 to 5 single bunk beds, a table and chair. Rooms are split over two levels; all rooms have individual keys. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.
- 7 x double and twin rooms with ensuite
- 2 x double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities
Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with private or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms all include bed linen and towels.
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