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. 

 

"Loved the friendly staff and being given a tour of the property when I arrived. Would go out of their way to help, even remembering my name. Also really enjoyed the spa pool." -Guest review 2013

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

  • (Apr 6th - Dec 31st) Celebrating our 20 years anniversary. NZ's Highest Parasailing- 1200ft. Family owned and operated since 1998. Perfect safety record. Single, Tandem and Triple flights available. Take off and landings from the back ... Paihia Wharf
  • (Oct 16th - Dec 11th) Enrollments for 2017 Term 4 now open. The drama classes are suitable for only children aged from 7 to 14 years of age. Children will explore freedom of expression, speak clearly and gain personal confidence - this ... Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall
  • (Sep 3rd - Nov 26th) Jill Sorensen’s playful installation Significant Others invites her audience to view close up the many and varied significant others in her life. In general usage the term ‘significant other’ refers to an ... Whangarei Art Museum
  • (Sep 4th - Nov 26th) The new series, A Study of a Samoan Savage, is comprised of two broad themes – the histories of motion photography and anthropometry - explored together. Presented in film noir cinematographic spirit, this ... Whangarei Art Museum
  • (Nov 11th - Jan 28th 2018) View the amazing talent of Northland in this exhibition of the winners and other place-getters in the Northland Bernina Ruby (40th) Anniversary Fashion Awards. Categories include - Ruby Red, Student Streetwear, Open ... Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park
  • (Oct 16th - Mar 5th 2018) Yoga asanas (exercises/postures/poses) for all, finishing with a short relaxation for 10 minutes. This class is excellent for stretching to increase flexibility and suppleness, as well as developing strength and ... Mangakahia Sports Complex
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.
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