5 winter hostels in New Zealand

Pic: Cardrona Alpine Resort

Pic: Cardrona Alpine Resort

In our May newsletter we outlined all the fun to be had on a ski holiday in New Zealand. We also listed some of the hostels you could stay at that would give you ready access to the slopes. So you can continue to “save money and do more” here’s some more details about winter accommodation we offer near snowy places. Remember if you sign up to be a VIP Backpackers member you’ll get discounts in all these places.

NORTH ISLAND

Tongariro National Park
For access to the slopes of the incredible Mt Ruapehu look no further than Park Traveller’s Lodge and Station Lodge all within an easy drive to the action. The Station Lodge in Ohakune at the southern end of the park provides ready access to the Turoa ski field (20 minutes) but is not far from Whakapapa ski fields either (40 minutes) .  Park Traveller’s Lodge is closer to the Whakapapa ski fields which has 65 trails. If you’re not here in winter you may wish to consider the Tongariro Crossing at other times of the year, considered one of the best day walks in the world, or some of the excellent cycling and mountain bike tracks in the area. These include the Ohakune Old Coach Road, 42 Traverse and Mountain to Sea cycleway. See both hostels for details.

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6 top hostels from New Zealand

Should you wish to party, hunker down in luxury, experience the city or the countryside, New Zealand has some absolutely choice places to stay. Here are six of the coolest places to set up a base on the north and south islands.

NORTH ISLAND

Base Auckland
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Welcome to the heart of Auckland! BASE Auckland is the largest hostel in New Zealand, boasting a fantastic central location right off Queen Street. Come and experience first hand the superior facilities and great services that have made BASE Auckland world famous.

Room Types Cost Available
Large Share from $20.80 BOOK
Small Share from $22.34 BOOK
Double/Twin from $55.46 BOOK
Double/Twin (ens) from $70.87 BOOK
Family (ens) from $100.14 BOOK

5 must-do activities in New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup

Okay so the action is heating up on the field with the Rugby World Cup. But while you’re waiting for the next game what should you do?

Here’s five must-do activities to keep you occupied:

Totally Tourism – Awesome Foursome Nevis

Step up to the challenge with this incredible array of activities in Queenstown.

The Awesome Foursome includes: the Nevis Highwire Bungy Jump (134m), Jetboat the shotover River Canyons with Shotover Jet, Spectacular helicopter flight over Skippers Canyon, Whitewater rafting down the Shotover River.

Where: From Queenstown, South Island

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