YHA Catlins

Description

YHA Catlins is based in Owaka, one of the main starting points from which to explore the charms of the magical Catlins area of the Southland Coast. YHA Catlins Coast offers affordable backpacker hostel accommodation and powered camping sites with a rural outlook amongst spacious grounds.
YHA Catlins hostel offers backpacker accommodation in a large, unique character house with many common areas to relax in, including a large games room with a free, full sized pool table, darts board, organ and TV. There are also two sunrooms with comfy couches and a library. Also make use of the hostel’s communal kitchen and generous dining room. 
Located close to the many natural attractions and surf beaches of the Catlins areas, make sure spend at least a couple of days here. Take advantage of all the natural attractions worth exploring including, Nugget Point, Cannibal Bay, waterfalls, the Catlins River walk, the Owaka museum, Cathedral Caves and surf beaches.
And if you need a food or drink top-up visit the nearby supermarket and pub in Owaka.

YHA Catlins is based in Owaka. It is one of the main starting points from which to explore the charms of the magical Catlins area of the Southland Coast. YHA Catlins offers affordable backpacker hostel accommodation and powered camping sites with a rural outlook amongst spacious grounds.

YHA Catlins is a large, unique character house with many common areas to relax in, including a large games room with a free, full sized pool table, darts board, organ and TV. There are also two sunrooms with comfy couches and a library. Also make use of the hostel’s communal kitchen and generous dining room. 

Located close to the many natural attractions and surf beaches of the Catlins, make sure to spend at least a couple of days here. Explore Nugget Point, Cannibal Bay, numerous waterfalls, the Catlins River walk, the Owaka museum and Cathedral Caves.

And if you need a food or drink top-up visit the nearby supermarket and pub in Owaka.

Please note that YHA Catlins will be closed from 27 April to 23 October 2014.

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  • Disabled Facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Library Exchange
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Get up close and personal with the Catlins wildlife: penguins, fur seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea elephants, native birds and locals!
  • See a petrified forest at Curio Bay, impressive natural sea caverns at Catheral Caves, wonderful waterfalls in the rainforest like Purakaunui Falls and many, many kilometres of pristine coastline.
  • Walk out to the lighthouse at Nugget Point and look back along the amazing Catlins coastline.
  • Test out the Catlins’ renowned surf breaks.

Events

  • Tour de Lakes (Apr 18th - Apr 21st) The popular road race takes competitors, including a women's field through the scenic views of Central Otago and the Lakes District before finishing in Fiordland. A popular annual event, it attracts riders from Australia ...
  • Fiordland Arts Society - Multi Media Art Exhibition (Apr 18th - Apr 20th) During Easter 2014, the Fiordland Arts Society will be hosting its annual Multi Media Art Exhibition at Southminster Abbey (which is located on the grounds of Te Anau Lodge), to show case the wonderful talents of some of ...
  • Whisky Appreciation Evening (Apr 18th - Apr 18th) A night of serious fun - Scottish style! Includes a Whisky Master Class & features the 2014 Southland Whisky Tasting Championships. "The colour, the smell, the atmosphere... all need to be just right to fully ...
  • Riverton Easter Carnival Featuring Carriers Arms Riverton Cu (Apr 19th - Apr 19th) Get along to Riverton Easter Carnival Day 1 for fantastic Easter racing and lots of on-course entertainment. Ladies - showcase your style in the Fashion in the Field competition and be in to win fantastic prizes. Kids ...
  • Te Anau Tartan Festival (Apr 19th - Apr 20th) Bravehearts awaken for the highland gathering of 2014 - when Te Anau turns tartan with 2 days of full-on family fun! Saturday is set in the picturesque grounds of Te Anau Lodge. Test your strength with sheaf tossing, ...
  • Muze-Art School Holiday Programme Open Day (Apr 22nd - Apr 22nd) On Tuesday 22nd April 10 am - 3pm your children can attend Muze-Art School Holiday Programme Open Day for free! Muze-Art School Holiday Programme is an Arts Based School Holiday Service. On Open Day your child will ...

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.