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YHA Queenstown Central
Located between the lakefront and Shotover St, we are right in the rapidly beating heart of Queenstown.
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What’s HI all about?
Hostelling International believes that hostelling is not just about having a place to stay; it’s about having fun, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. A non-profit membership organisation, HI works continually to expand our network to new places, working with governments and voluntary agencies to create the same practices and high standards everywhere to enable global interaction. No matter who you are, where you come from or where you are going we want to offer you the real hostel experience.
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Hostelling International is a membership organisation. In some countries, you need to be a member to stay at our hostels – but wherever you stay if you’re a member you’ll get at least a 10% saving on accommodation, plus a range of other great discounts.
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Walking in Te Anau
Te Anau will satisfy the keenest walker–that particular breed who dreams of taking their walking boots on multi-day backcountry adventures. Sound like you? Te Anau is the ideal pre and post walk stop for three of the celebrities of New Zealand’s Great Walks: the Kepler, Routeburn and Milford Tracks. The Kepler Track (3-4 days) begins along the beech-forested shores of lakes Te Anau and Manapouri and traverses above the bushline with views of the Kepler Mountains, rivers, lakes and valleys. The Routeburn Track (2 - 4 day) has some of the most diverse scenery weaving through alpine flora and lakes, waterfalls, rivers and panoramic views. The Milford Track (4 day) follows an historic Māori route through forest and ice-carved valleys, a mountain pass, rivers and waterfalls from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound. Once back in Te Anau, feast on local fare of venison, lobster and seafood and then relax at YHA Te Anau and dry out your gear in the drying room.