YHA Ahipara


Discover the delights of YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park, 5 minute walk from spectacular Ninety Mile beach in Northland at the top of New Zealand's North Island. YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park is located in an idyllic park-like 6 acre setting and has a range of accommodation from the backpackers' lodge, tent sites and power sites for campervans and caravans, to cabins, onsite vans and a self-contained lodge.

YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park includes a large lounge and dining area with an internet cafe, open fireplace and Sky TV, a guest kitchen and a full laundry.

The YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park hostel is adjacent to Kaitaia Links Golf Course and within easy reach of shops, takeaways and a restaurant. Only 15 minutes drive from Kaitaia, 1 hour 45 minutes from the Bay of Islands and well located for exploring the Far North and Cape Reinga, YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park is your first choice for affordable budget hostel accommodation.

By Bus:

The intercity stops at the i-Site in Kaitaia at 3.30pm, Ahipara is 15km from here. You can catch the 4.30pm Sand Safari tour bus for $10 by booking at the i-Site on arrival or by calling 0800 BUS TOUR.

From the airport:

Kaitaia airport - 15km away

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Library Exchange
  • Street Parking
  • TV Room
  • Take a trip to Cape Reinga at the northern tip of New Zealand for one of the most stunning sea views in New Zealand.
  • Have an adventure on Ninety Mile Beach – try quad biking, sand boarding, bio-karting, surf-casting, horse trekking or a 4WD tour.
  • Experience Ahipara’s past with a fascinating tour of the Gumfields.
  • Go surfing at Reef Point or Shipwreck Bay or just relax on the sand and watch the beautiful sun sets.


  • (Feb 25th - Mar 25th) An evening of dancing - Ballroom, Latin American, and sequence styles. For beginners or experienced dancers. Great music. Great supper. All welcome. Instep Dance Studio
  • (Jan 28th - Mar 25th) Spend an hour with our local astronomers as we tour the night sky in our indoor Universe, then gaze upon the celestial wonders with professional telescopes. (Telescopes are weather permitting). Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park
  • (Mar 25th - Mar 25th) When the sun goes down... the party continues! We have two of our favourite local bands for the Fritter Festival After Party. Otium is up first, with 5K to finish. They will have you dancing right through the night ... The Old Stone Butter Factory
  • (Apr 26th - May 7th 2017) Sunday market every week rain or shine just come along on morning bring some items to sell ,see Angie at enterance and she'll show you to a site General small stall $10.00 Larger stall $20.00 Food stalls ... Whangarei
  • (Jan 1st - Apr 9th) Come and walk at Tahi - over 850 acres to explore in beautiful Pataua North. The Tahi Cafe and the Tahi walks are open every Sunday. Four of Tahi's walks are currently open, ranging from a short 15-minute Cafe Walk ... Tahi
  • (Jan 25th - Mar 31st) Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi. The Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi offers our visitors fascinating exhibitions and learning spaces that greatly enhance experiences of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The Waitangi ... Waitangi Treaty Grounds