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YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Holiday Park


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Sandy Ratcliffe

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 9 409 4864 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location: 168-170 Takahe Street,


Near Ninety Mile Beach


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How to get here

We’re towards the end of Takahe Rd, before the golf club. We’re located down a long driveway with on-site parking. Our gate locks overnight; please see reception for a code.

Bus: From the Far North i-SITE you can catch the 4:30pm Sand Safari tour bus to Ahipara.
Airport: Taxi to the Far North i-SITE, then take the Sand Safari tour bus as above.

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Escape to YHA Ahipara Backpackers and Holiday Park, a 5 minute walk from spectacular Ninety Mile Beach. Our spacious grounds include a variety of facilities including a backpacker lodge with small lounge and kitchen, private cabins, and our reception building containing our communal lounge, internet cafe, table tennis, and fully-equipped kitchen.

We're within easy reach of the beach, a local shop, takeaways, and a restaurant. This is a small, relaxed town with some great surfing and makes an excellent place to relax and unwind.

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Guests love:

  • Outdoor area
  • WiFi available
  • Pool table

Shared facilities:

  • WiFi available
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Games available
  • Communal TV
  • Pool table
  • Book exchange


  • Convenience items for sale
  • Bicycle storage
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
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Some of our Northland highlights:

  • Take a trip to Cape Reinga for one of the most stunning sea views in New Zealand
  • Have an adventure on Ninety Mile Beach – try quad biking, sand boarding, surf-casting, or horse trekking
  • Experience Ahipara’s past with a fascinating tour of the Gumfields
  • Go surfing at Reef Point or Shipwreck Bay, or relax on the sand and watch the beautiful sunsets

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