YHA Whangarei

Description

YHA Whangarei is a traditional kiwi-style backpacker accommodation set amongst tree-lined gardens. Located a short 2 minute walk to the beautiful Whangarei Waterfalls, this family-run backpacker provides an ideal base for exploring all Whangarei has to offer. There are a variety of room options available including 10 or 4 bed dorms as well as private cabins with or without kitchenettes. Shared facilities are a few strides away from the dorms and kitchenette cabins. Families are equally well catered for. Children love the pools both onsite & at the Aqua Centre with their wave pool always proving to be a big hit. The sports grounds located just across the road provide a great area for ball games. 
The hostel is within easy walking distance to A H Reed Memorial Park, the Parihaka Scenic Reserve and Abbey Caves, home to thousands of glow worms. Snorkelling, kayaking and diving at Poor Knights Islands can be booked through the hostel office daily. 
After a fun day of exploring, harvest some herbs from the hostel garden and treat yourself to a BBQ. Finish off the day with a dip in the swimming pool or a relaxing soak in the hot tub. 

YHA Whangarei is a traditional kiwi-style holiday park accommodation set amongst tree-lined gardens. Located a short two-minute walk from the beautiful Whangarei Falls Scenic Reserve, this cosy backpackers provides an ideal base for exploring all the Whangarei District has to offer.

There are a variety of room options available including 10- or 4-bed dorms as well as private cabins with or without kitchenettes. Shared facilities such as a bathroom and kitchen block are a few strides away from the dorms and kitchenette cabins. Families are welcome. Children love the on-site pool and the nearby Aqua Centre.

The hostel is within easy walking distance of the A.H.Reed Memorial Kauri Park, the Parihaka Scenic Reserve, and the Abbey Caves, home to thousands of glow worms. Snorkelling, kayaking and diving at Poor Knights Islands can be booked through the hostel office daily. 

After a fun day of exploring, harvest some herbs from the hostel garden and treat yourself to a BBQ on the communal grill. Finish off the day with a dip in the swimming pool or a relaxing soak in the hot tub. 

 

"This is a very clean and well organized hostel right next to a beautiful waterfall only a few minutes away. The staff here are very kind and have lots of suggestions for things to do in and around Whangarei! Highly recommend!"
-TripAdvisor Review, 2017

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

By Bus:

YHA Whangarei is located just 5km from Whangarei City Centre.
For ease of access, either the #3 or #3A CityLink buses will bring you out to Whangarei Falls, approximately 300 metres from the hostel. Bus schedules can be found by clicking on the route numbers. 

It takes just 4 minutes to walk from the bus stop to our accommodation. The fare is $3
Take the number 3 or 3a CityLink Bus from Rose Street Whangarei to Whangarei  Falls. From the bus stop walk along Boundary Road past the Waterfalls car park. At the main road turn right. Walk over the bridge across the river. We are the 3rd property on the right hand side. 12 Ngunguru Road, Glenbervie.

It is then a four minutes walk from the bus stop to YHA Whangarei. From the bus stop walk Boundary Road past the Waterfalls car park. At the main road, turn right. Cross the bridge. We are the third property on the right.

From the airport:

Airport Shuttle costs approximately $25 to the city centre & $35 to our door. Taxi is approximately $40.

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  • 24 Hour Guest Access
  • BBQ
  • Bedding Provided
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Lounge
  • Cot Available On Request
  • EFTPOS, Visa & Mastercard
  • Food Storage
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Free WiFi (Limited)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garden or Outdoor Area
  • Hair Dryers
  • Herb Garden
  • Hostelling International Bookings
  • Hot Tub
  • Late Check-In On Request
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Recycling Stations
  • Secure Bedrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towel Hire
  • Travel & Activity Bookings
  • TV Room
Whangarei Falls is picturesque, 26.3 metres waterfall with a variety of viewing platforms and walking tracks
Abbey Caves Reserve comprises three naturally sculptured caves which are home to thousands of glow worms
A H Reed Memorial Park is home to a magnificent remnant of original kauri forests, once extensive throughout Northland
Parihaka Scenic Reserve is an eroded volcanic cone rising to 241 metres above sea level with numerous walking tracks and summit views
Northland’s unique tree-top Adventure Forest is within easy reach. 
Whangarei area is a great place to explore by foot
Snorkel, kayak and dive at Poor Knights Islands, the remains of a group of ancient underwater volcanoes rich with marine sea life.  Jacques Cousteau rated it as one of the top ten dives in the world
Explore the fabulous Tutukaka Coast and paddle out for a surf
Hike to the summit of Mount Manaia. 
Enjoy a taste of the tropics at the Whangarei Growers Market
The Kingdom of Zion is home to 33 big cats including lions, tigers, cheetahs and a black leopard
  • Whangarei Falls is picturesque, 26.3 metres waterfall with a variety of viewing platforms and walking tracks
  • Abbey Caves Reserve comprises three naturally sculptured caves which are home to thousands of glow worms
  • A H Reed Memorial Park is home to a magnificent remnant of original kauri forests, once extensive throughout Northland
  • Parihaka Scenic Reserve is an eroded volcanic cone rising to 241 metres above sea level with numerous walking tracks and summit views
  • Northland’s unique tree-top Adventure Forest is within easy reach. 
  • Whangarei area is a great place to explore by foot
  • Snorkel, kayak and dive at Poor Knights Islands, the remains of a group of ancient underwater volcanoes rich with marine sea life.  Jacques Cousteau rated it as one of the top ten dives in the world
  • Explore the fabulous Tutukaka Coast and paddle out for a surf
  • Hike to the summit of Mount Manaia. 
  • Enjoy a taste of the tropics at the Whangarei Growers Market
  • The Kingdom of Zion is home to 33 big cats including lions, tigers, cheetahs and a black leopard

Events

  • (Feb 17th - May 13th) Included in General Admission. Kiwi North welcomes you to their latest special exhibition ‘Letters from Little America - Northland explorers in Antarctica’. This exhibition celebrates the adventures of three ... Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park
  • (Mar 26th - Dec 31st) Join us for a fun morning and get to know new people. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please note that if this event falls on a public holiday, it will be cancelled for the day. Whangarei RSA
  • (Mar 9th - May 27th) Kushana Bush (b. 1983) inhabits a singular position within contemporary New Zealand art. Reaching across history, culture and society, her meticulously detailed compositions, multi-ethnic characters and open-ended ... Whangarei Art Museum
  • (Mar 9th - May 27th) A collection of works by Kerikeri- based artist printmaker Mark Graver focuses on connection to place, memory and the passing of time in a series of works. Prints created to explore the motion of water, light, ... Whangarei Art Museum
  • (Apr 23rd - Apr 27th) To commemorate ANZAC Day this year, join the Education team for activities including making poppies and learning Morse Code. Each day take part in a different activity and have fun learning about the ANZACs. Price: ... Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • (Apr 3rd - May 1st) Anybody can take a Zumba class. And I am not kidding! All you need is the will to move. Whether you’ve got zero coordination, two left feet, or have been a dancer all your life, there’s plenty of fun to be had. ... Kamo War Memorial Hall
YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.
Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.