Low Carbon Traveller

Are you planning to cycle or hike your way around New Zealand totally unsupported? (Without the aid of a support vehicle, public transport or transfers?)

If your answer to the above question is YES then you are a YHA Low Carbon Traveller and qualify for a discount.

Staying at YHA has just gotten cheaper if you are a cyclist or tramper. It’s part of YHA’s Retro Revival designed to support the carbon-busting efforts of those travellers who travel sustainably on self-supported hiking or cycle touring trips around New Zealand.

Arrive at any participating YHA hostel* on foot or by bike, whether it’s 100kms or 1000kms away, and you’ll be rewarded with what equates to 32.5% off the standard overnight rate per person per night (25% off member rates).

YHA would like to see more people travelling sustainably and believes if travellers can go the extra mile to make the effort for the environment, YHA can reciprocate by making life a little bit easier through lower costs.

Be warned though, you can’t just hop on a bike 20 meters down the road and expect to get this great discount – hostels are only accepting genuine travellers who are self-supported. That means no support vehicles, buses or shuttle transfers.


Self supported cyclist:
Self supported tramper:

* Participating hostels:
North Island
South Island