1. Ducks & Drakes
The colourful hostel in the centre of New Plymouth has a homely vibe. The welcoming hosts and the team of WWOOFers make for some good board game nights and chilling out in front of the TV. Relax out in the garden or in the sunroom after a day of doing a street art crawl around the city or going out for a surf.
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2. SUNFLOWER LODGE
YHA and BBH members rejoice for discounts here at Sunflower Lodge. Although it’s a bit out of the city (30min walk/5min drive), you can’t beat the spaciousness of its common areas and garden. Relax with a barbecue in the garden or soak up the sun in the conservatory.
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3. Ariki Backpackers
Ariki Backpackers is a laid-back hostel with an ideal location in the centre of New Plymouth. It includes all the essentials with the option to hire bikes, kayaks and surfboards. Hit up the staff who are keen to tell you all the things to do in New Plymouth.
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4. Egmont Eco Leisure Park
Escape from the hustle and bustle of New Plymouth city centre in this eco-park just a 5-minute drive/30-minute walk away. Lie in the hammocks listening to the calls of birds and walk along the stream in this seven-acre valley. BBH members will benefit from a discount here.
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5. Wheatly Downs Farmstay (Hawera)
On your way in or out of the Taranaki region, don’t miss the Wheatly Downs Farmstay accommodation. This backpacker-priced farmstay is an experience in itself where you can feed the animals, swim in the lake, walk among native tree and more! Wheatly Downs Farmstay is one hour south of New Plymouth.
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