YHA Wanaka

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YHA Wanaka is situated in the stunning alpine village of Lake Wanaka New Zealand. Our central Wanaka location offers uninterrupted views of Lake Wanaka and New Zealand’s famed Southern Alps, with a range of warm and comfortable budget accommodation and great communal facilities.

Our relaxed, welcoming vibe has generated rave reviews in the Lonely Planet. YHA Wanaka offers an ideal retreat for the independent traveller looking to discover the exciting activities on offer in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.

YHA Wanaka offers a choice of quality budget accommodation, designed for the independent traveller. YHA Wanaka boasts a great range of facilities, designed to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our famed open plan lounge/dining area has a roaring log fire and boasts stunning views of Lake Wanaka and New Zealand's Southern Alps.

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"Our pick - warmed by a wood stove, the lounge at this ever-popular hostel holds commanding lake and mountain views..." -Lonely Planet, New Zealand

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Car:

If travelling from Queenstown via the Crown Range, turn right off the Cardrona Valley Road into Brownston Street; if Travelling via SH84, turn left onto Brownston Street.

Please note: it's highly recommended to carry snow chains at all times in the winter months.

Shuttle/Bus:

Buses and shuttles will drop off at our door

Plane:

We are located 10 km from Wanaka airport – shuttles are available for $15 and meet all flights into Wanaka

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  • 24 Hour Guest Access
  • 2GB Free WiFi Every Day
  • BBQ
  • Bedding Provided
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Dining Area
  • Communal Lounge
  • Cot Available On Request
  • Drying Room
  • EFTPOS, Visa & Mastercard
  • Food Storage
  • Free Movies
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Games Available
  • Garden or Outdoor Area
  • Guitar
  • Hair Dryers
  • Herb Garden
  • Hot Water Bottles Available
  • Late Check-In On Request
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Recycling Stations
  • Secure Bedrooms
  • Sky TV
  • Street Parking
  • Towel Hire
  • Travel & Activity Bookings
  • TV Room
  • Union Pay
  • Skydive over Lake Wanaka with views of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring as well as all the beautiful blue Southern Lakes.
  • Mount Aspiring National Park is a World Heritage Park, the third largest in New Zealand and famous for its glaciers, tramping and climbing.
  • See Wanaka from the air while flying a light aircraft or watch the aerial acrobats safely from the ground at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Air Show.
  • Ski New Zealand’s top ski fields of Treble Cone, Cardrona, Snow Farm or try some heavenly heli-skiing around Wanaka.
  • Get yourself lost at Puzzling World an extremely popular Wanaka attraction with holograms, visual illusions and the tricky Great Maze!
  • Drive to Queenstown along the Cardrona Valley with a stop at the Cardrona Hotel, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most rustically charming hotels.

Events

  • (Jun 22nd - Jun 22nd) Festival's original event the Monteith's Dog Derby is back for 2018 and is as exciting as ever! A new host mountain in Cardrona means a change of scenery with a challenging new track. For those that have entered ... Cardrona Alpine Resort
  • (Jun 24th - Jun 24th) Does wheeling your way down a snowy course sound like fun? Of course it does! Mountain Bikes on Snow is back with men and women competing for loads of prizes. Get your adrenalin rush and enter now and you'll also go in ... Cardrona Alpine Resort
  • (Jun 24th - Jun 24th) Have you always wanted to try skinning? Or already a pro? Get out of bed and ‘skin’ from the Base Building. Make your friends jealous with the gorgeous sunrise photos you will capture. There are great prizes for the ... Cardrona Alpine Resort
  • (Jun 25th - Jun 25th) Harp Music from the Celtic Northwest - concert with slideshow: Northern Isles soundscapes. Booking: 03 4438152 Islands in the North Atlantic, like Tory Island - the Irish island of legend and myth, the Hebridean ... Cardrona Hall Board
  • (Jun 29th - Jul 4th) Come to Central Otago in 2018 for NZ's very own Mountain Film Festival. The 16th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival presents a wide range of films, guest speakers, workshops and presentations from inspirational ... Lake Wanaka Centre
  • (Jun 29th - Jun 29th) 2018 NZ Research Series - MacDiarmid Medal winner Professor Merryn Tawhai discusses how a fascination with mathematics and biology led her to developing technology for healthcare, and why New Zealand has the capability ... Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church
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In the centre of Wanaka, overlooking Pembroke park with undisturbed views across Lake Wanaka, YHA Wanaka is perfect for your group to explore all that the region has to offer. YHA Wanaka accommodates all types of groups from schools and colleges, to sporting and cultural groups. 


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Accommodation

Hostel capacity

YHA Wanaka can cater for up to 110 people across 32 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 1 x 8 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 7 x 6 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 4 x 4 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 2 x 3 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 1 x triple ensuite
  • 4 x twin and double rooms
  • 1 x single ensuite
  • 12 x twin and double rooms with ensuite facilities

Contact YHA Wanaka's Group Coordinator, Ben will be happy to help: wanaka.groups@yha.co.nz  03 443 1880

Room types

Shared rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable 4 - 8 bed rooms with ensuite facilities. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1.

Private rooms

Group leaders and supervisors can be accommodated in 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.

 Safety and security is a top priority at YHA. You can download our Group Health & Safety information for your planning or school board approvals. 

Facilities & services

Hostel facilities

  • Large, fully equipped, self-catering kitchen and dining area
  • Free luggage storage
  • Wheelchair access
  • Key entry for all rooms
  • TV projector room
  • Drying room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Games room & pool table
  • All bed linen included
  • Off street parking for cars and buses
  • 2GB free WiFi daily across YHA managed hostels

Meals

Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of three cereals, fruit, toast and spreads, tea, coffee and fruit juice.  

 

 

 

 

FREE booking service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including: Interislander and Bluebridge ferries, Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains, Intercity coach travel and local shuttle services.

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Location

 YHA Wanaka is in central Wanaka overlooking Pembroke park to the lake and mountains. Restaurants, shops and the local cinema are a just a short walk away. In winter ski shuttles pick up form the door for New Zealand's top ski fields of Treble Cone, Cardrona and Snow Farm. 

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!

By Car

If travelling from Queenstown via the Crown Range, turn right off Cardrona Valley Road into Bownston Street; if travelling via SH84 turn left into Brownston Street.

By Bus/Shuttle

All buses and shuttles pick up and drop off at the hostel.

By Plane

10km from Wanaka airport - shuttles are available from $15 and meet all flights into Wanaka. Queenstown airport is 63km from YHA Wanaka, talk to YHA Wanaka's Group Coordinator about arranging a chartered shuttle for you.  

Car Parking

The hostel has ample off street parking for cars, vans and buses.

 

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For multiple locations get in touch with our National Groups Coordinator, Rod: book@yha.co.nz | 0800 278 299