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Travelling under your own steam?

Are you planning to cycle or hike your way around New Zealand totally unsupported? If your answer is YES then you are a YHA Low Carbon Traveller - discounts await you!

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, 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!

Conditions

  • Low Carbon Traveller status is valid for YHA members only
  • Travel styles must be as described below
  • Only valid at participating hostels

 

Self-supported cyclist

  • Self-supported means you must be travelling without use of a support vehicle, shuttles, transfers or bus connections from the start to check-in of each day
  • Discounted rate is available for each night of your stay
  • Bookings must be made directly with the hostels and the discount must be claimed at time of stay
  • The discount does not apply to bookings made on the YHA website or any 3rd party website
  • This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer, vouchers or package products
  • YHA New Zealand reserves the right to change the special discounted rates from time to time

Self-supported hiker

  • You must be travelling without use of a support vehicle, shuttles, transfers or bus connections
  • You must apply in writing for a letter of approval prior to travel
  • In your application please include details such as kit list, personal web page or blog detailing your plans for your trip
  • You must present your letter of approval to the staff at check-in to enable them to provide you with discounted accommodation
  • Bookings must be made directly with the hostel and the discount must be claimed at time of stay
  • The discount does not apply to bookings made on the YHA website or any 3rd party website
  • This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer
  • Rates are subject to change from property to property and season to season
  • To apply for this discount, please contact the Customer Services Team by email.

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