Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s 'newest' cities. Set on the waterfront, Tauranga is a very walkable city, rich in cultural history and abundant in beaches, bush and birdsong. Take a stroll along the Strand for a world of tastes and it's also a cheap, easy city to get around.
YHA Tauranga is only a five minute walk from the Central Business District, where you can find an extensive range of restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and bars as well as the local bus depot and cinema complex. The Tauranga Yoga Centre is conveniently located right next door, right next to a dance studio offering Ceroc Swing dance lessons. Both welcome the casual user. Two doors down the road we have a monthly Musical Variety evening with great local bands and talented singers and two local art centres right next door.
Staff are extremely knowledgeable about the Bay of Plenty’s, tours and activities. We have information on local tracks, tramps and day walks. Running adjacent to the hostel is a two hour loop walk on our local estuary boardwalk great for bird watching or jogging. The walkway meanders amongst the mangrove forest and over the water giving you lots of opportunity to see local birdlife and fauna. We have extensive information on local activities from blokarting, learning to surf, horse riding, jet skis, water skiing, tandem skydiving, scuba lessons, kayaking, and kite surfing right through to swimming with the dolphins or learning to pilot a plane. We are close to the Airport so you can take advantage of the stunning views whilst experiencing the thrill of piloting a plane yourself, tandem skydiving or a "Mash" helicoptor ride. See the airplane musuem or have a go on the flight simulator.
Reception Hours are:
November - February; 8.30am to 7.30 pm.
March to Nov; 8.30am - 2.00pm and 4.00pm - 7.30pm
YHA/HI members receive 10% discount
If you have a booking, once you have checked in, you will have 24 hour access to the hostel.