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
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • 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.


  • Nga Mahuri Fundraiserz (Feb 27th - Feb 27th) Fundraising event for Nga Mahuri (Te Rangi Aniwaniwa Juniors) to participate in the National Primary Schools Competition in Palmerston North this November. 6pm - 8pm Pool party for Years 1 - 7 Includes DJ, games, ...
  • Whangagay - Love it Queer (Sep 26th - Jul 31st 2015) Gay-friendly mixer evening with pink drink specials. Come down for a fabulous night with some fabulous people. 7pm - 10pm on the last Friday of each month. A night where you can come out and be yourself in a ...
  • The Great War 1914/18 - Northland Remembers (Oct 14th - Mar 5th 2015) This major exhibition, proudly presented by the Whangarei Museum at Kiwi North, commemorates the centennial of World War 1 through the memories and stories of Northlanders. Audio and visual displays of actual war ...
  • Chocolate Strings and The Underscore Orkestra NZ Tours (Feb 27th - Feb 27th) These two groups are touring NZ and will be in Whangarei at the same time so we're getting them both in one gig! Chocolate Strings: Grown in the boroughs of Brisbane, time has most definitely seasoned this crop into ...
  • Plunkett Shield (Feb 27th - Mar 2nd) Northern Knights take on the Central Stags. Entry: Free entry on all days. More Information: Visit us at Northland Cricket Accessibility Information: Viewing Area - Designated viewing area for disabled or ...
  • Toilet Training (Out Of Nappies) (Feb 27th - Feb 27th) For the toddler who is getting ready to get out of nappies, learning to use the toilet is one of the trickiest stages parents have to deal with. Our facilitator can help guide you through is transition, and give you some ...