YHA Taupo

Description

YHA Taupo is centrally located near the Taupo town centre and the lakefront. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake, situated in the adventurous Central North Island region, halfway between Auckland and Wellington. Rafting, skydiving and the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing are just a few reasons to stay at YHA Taupo.

The hostel offers a range of comfortable, refurbished accommodation including multi-share, female only, double and twin rooms, most with ensuites. YHA Taupo also accommodates families and groups.

Relax on the spacious balcony with mountain and lake views. Get to know other backpackers while chilling out in the sunny garden or while cooking up a feed at the BBQ or in the fully-equipped kitchen with gas hob stoves. Hire a mountain bike from Huka Cycles next door and explore Taupo’s endless biking trails including the Great Lake Trail, part of the National New Zealand Cycleway.

Or for those days when you just want to take it easy, YHA Taupo has a DVD library in its cosy lounge and WiFi, Netflix and Xbox.

This top-rated, secure hostel offers warm, comfortable and friendly accommodation 200m from the supermarket and with plenty of off-street parking.

Bus:

The bus stop is outside the i-SITE on Tongaririo Street which is about 800 metres to YHA Taupo.

From Tongariro Street, walk down Horomatangi Street, then left on Ruapehu street, first right on Tamamutu street and left on Taniwha street. We are number 20. 

Airport:

There is no bus or shuttle service from the airport. Hire a taxi for the 7 kilometre journey. Prices vary.

Car:

From the South: carry on SH1 through the traffic lights at the iSite. At the roundabout, take a right on to Spa Road. Taniwha Street is the third street on the right - we are just on the right opposite the Barcelona Motel.



From the North: carry on SH1 down the hill and over the Waikato River to the roundabout. Take a left onto Spa Road. Taniwha Street is the third street on the right.

Off-street parking is available. 

 

 

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  • 24 Hour Guest Access
  • 2GB Free WiFi Every Day
  • BBQ
  • Bedding Provided
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Bus to Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Communal Dining Area
  • Communal Lounge
  • EFTPOS, Visa & Mastercard
  • Food Storage
  • Free Movies
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garden or Outdoor Area
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hostelling International Bookings
  • Late Check-In On Request
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Recycling Stations
  • Secure Bedrooms
  • Street Parking
  • Towel Hire
  • Travel & Activity Bookings
  • TV Room
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Xbox

But wait, there’s more! While in Taupo, why not:

  • The Lake Taupo region is part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone and Thermal Explorer Highway. Within this area you’ll see spectacular steaming cliffs, geysers, boiling lakes, bubbling mud pools and floating rocks called pumice
  • For those of you looking for adrenaline activities you can bungy jump or swing
  • Take in the views of Taupo and the Great Lake from the skies above with a Tandem Skydive
  • Discover the Great Lake’s secrets by setting sail aboard Barbary, an eco-friendly restored 1920s yacht. Marvel at Maori rock carvings, learn the region’s history and even be one of the crew by hoisting the sails and having a turn at the wheel
  • Take a day trip and walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, voted as one of New Zealand’s best one day walks and one of the best walks in the world by the Lonely Planet
  • You can also experience the Volcanic region on an off road Quad Bike adventure
  • Taupo is home to many cycling and mountain biking tracks for those of you who like to get out on two wheels
  • Like fishing? Why not try trout fishing in The ‘Trout Capital of New Zealand’
  • Huka falls is the largest falls on the Waikato River and the most visited waterfall in New Zealand and is not to be missed
  • For those wanting to relax soak in one of the many thermal Hotpools Taupo has to offer
  • In the winter Taupo makes a great base to access the ski and snowboard fields they are just an hour’s drive away
  • Learn to wakeboard at Anarchy Boarding Park
  • Go whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River
  • Bungy jump at New Zealand's highest water-touch bungy
  • Go jetboating on the Waikato River
  • Explore the world of gushing geysers, hot springs and bubbling mud pools at Orakei Korako
  • Taste some local honey at Huka Honey Hive
  • Catch some prawns at the Huka Prawn Park

Events

  • (Sep 25th - Sep 27th) Join us for our inaugural class where we learn to cook and taste some delicious chinese dishes. Chinese cuisine is an integral part of the Chinese culture. The early immigrants Chinese from various regions of China ... Taupo Intermediate School
  • (Sep 9th - Oct 30th) ‘Broom to Boom – 20 Lives 20 Years’ is a compilation of personal reminiscences featuring twenty individuals who lived in and contributed to Taupō in the 1960’s and ‘70’s. In the early 1960’s Taupō ... Taupo Museum
  • (Sep 26th - Sep 26th) September is Menopause awareness month so empower yourself and a few friends with some evidence based information on this topic. Menopause can be a difficult time and not many people talk about it. Come find out how ... Nurture Physiotherapy
  • (Mar 29th - Dec 13th) Join us for songs, stories and craft. Under 5s. No bookings required. Taupo Public Library
  • (Sep 27th - Sep 27th) A remarkable story. Live music. All welcome. In partnership with Elim Christian Centre, we’re so excited to invite you to the 2017 Night of Hope Series. This is a special and unique opportunity to come along ... Lake Taupo Rotary House
  • (Sep 15th - Nov 17th) Exercise class that is focused on the pelvic floor and core. Appropriate for anyone wanting to start work on this area eg after having a baby, when menopausal changes occur, after prostate surgery, wanting to start ... Owen Delany Park

YHA Taupo offers a friendly, comfortable environment for groups visiting Taupo. We are a mid-sized hostel and can cater for many types of groups including hobby clubs, family reunions, national and international sports teams, school groups and many more!

YHA Taupo facilities include YHA staples such as a range of 5-bed shared and private rooms with ensuites, a communal kitchen (equipped with a gas hob stove) open plan lounge and dining area. We also offer a large garden with bean bags, BBQ and picnic area. And we have some extra special add-ons such bike hire, free WiFi and complementary tea and coffee. YHA Taupo is the ideal size to book the whole hostel.

Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.