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Facilities that will make you Smile

The large deck is a focal point for all who stay with us at Ariki Backpackers, being a great spot for socialising,, meeting new people, enjoying food and refreshments, all whilst taking ion the ocean scenic views. A large kitchen with numerous ovens and cook tops ensures that there is always space yo cook your Kai. The lounge has a large wide screen TV, multiple couches and is the perfect place just to relax and recharge the batteries. We offer surfboard and bike hire, as well as being able to book all your activities for you .. just ask at the main desk.

We can arrange your tours and activities …easy!

>Mountain summit trips

>Surfing – surf highway 45

>Dam dropping

>Farm tours, milking cows!

>Seal watching

>Garden tours

>Local Maori culture tours

>Golfing Taranaki tours

Our Facilities

>TV lounge with large 50 inch TV
>Internet available with Skype
>DVD library
>Huge outdoor deck with BBQ available for guests.
>Surfboards for hire
>Kayaks for hire
>Bikes for hire
>Full laundry available

Bike and Surf Board Hirespan>

4We have a range of bikes, surfboards and boogie boards available to hire at great rates. Ask at the main reception desk for more info.

Helpful Links


WOMAD is an exhilarating mix of sounds and sights from around the world, a huge success with great performances and food in the stunning Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands


Australasia’s biggest tattoo event the New Zealand Tattoo & Art Festival is back for the 6th time on the 26 & 27 November 2016 at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth!

Taranaki Tours Ltd is based on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island in the province of Taranaki. They provide personal passenger tour services to the traveller who wants to get out and discover the less travelled paths- places like Taranaki.



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