YHA Waitomo

Description

Waitomo has been entertaining guests for decades with its deep caverns, luminescent glowworms and dark waterways for generations. YHA Waitomo offers the perfect base to experience all this spectacular place has to offer. The hostel is situated on a farm and has stunning views and native forest as your backdrop. Relax in a hammock by our large swimming pool and unwind from the adrenalin activities on your doorstep.

Quote

"The most friendly and welcoming hostel in New Zealand. Sitting in front of the log fire in the evening sharing stories was great. Also we loved the pigs, calf, horses and deer around the hostel." -hihostels.com 2011

By Car:

6km from State Highway 3 Waitomo Caves turn off

By Bus/Shuttle:

Busses stop outside entrance

By Plane:

2hours to Auckland International, 1.5 hours to Rotorua.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Street Parking
  • For the thrill seekers, go adventure caving, abseiling, rappelling and black water rafting – work your way through tight squeezes, take leaps of faith over cascading underground waterfalls and float serenely down river as you enjoy the glowworm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Wet or Dry options available.
  • Take a enchanting glowworm raft ride where you gently float through the caves and experience a rather spectacular sight.
  • View the beautiful Waitomo countryside on horseback. Discover the Waitomo landscape from above ground. See rural Waitomo, sheep and cattle farms and learn about the amazing geology of the region. Witness Tomos (limestone shafts) and the beginning formations of caving systems.
  • Go hunting – Hunt deer/goat/pig/possum/rabbit/turkey/duck/fish by arrangement on private farmland with the owner, all fire arms and equipment supplied. Trophy stags available.

Events

  • (Mar 26th - Mar 26th) 4 Groups of cars today so there will be a speed group for you. Always great to watch but even better to be out there doing it. Playday on Track is sure to cater for your level of comfort, whether it’s your first ... Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park
  • (Mar 26th - Mar 26th) Save the date! The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Open Day is back for 2017! A great day out for the whole family! Check out our website for more details. Taupo Airport
  • (Mar 24th - Mar 26th) Come along to the Taupo Fishing Club's Open Trout Tournament! Entry forms available on our website. Early bird entries (received by 10 March 2017) go in the draw to win a boating package worth $900 - thanks to ... Taupo Fishing Club
  • (Mar 25th - May 1st) Toi Hauora – Art for Wellbeing is an exhibition celebrating 10 years since the installation of, 100% Pure Ora – Garden of Wellbeing at Taupō Museum. Artist’s were invited to purchase an 8 x 10 frame from Taupō ... Taupo Museum
  • (Mar 18th - Apr 10th) The 100% Pure New Zealand Ora - Garden of Wellbeing, winner of a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, 2004 is a special ‘living’ exhibit on permanent display at Taupo Museum. Ora - Story of a Garden is a ... Taupo Museum
  • (Jan 16th - Mar 27th) Distances vary, please check the calendar on the website for details or contact the Club Captain, Debi Woodward on 0272863112 for more details. Teams and individuals welcome. Entry is free for club members. Wharewaka Point

YHA Waitomo is the ideal facility to cater for groups wanting to explore the Waitomo Caves region. The hostel's farm location provides your group with options for activities in wide open spaces as well as being close to the multiple Waitome caves activities. 

During the summer season we can comfortably cater for groups of 10 - 15 people. 

During the period post Easter through to pre Labour weekend we are able to host up to 40 people.  

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Waitomo can cater for up to 40 people across 9 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 5 x 6 bed multi-share
  • 4 x Private rooms – twins/doubles/triples and ensuite Quads
  • Campervan and tents sites available
Shared rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable bed rooms. Shared single sex bathroom facilities available. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Private rooms

Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with private or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.

Group Breakfast

Breakfast/basic food items can be purchased.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay. 

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all local tourism adventures

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Waitomo direct 07 8787649 or email junowaitomo@xtra.co.nz  or ring our national Groups Coordinator 0800 278 299.