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Facilities that will make you Smile

The large deck (now a rooftop bar) is a focal point for all who stay with us at Ariki Backpackers, being an excellent spot for socialising, meeting new people, enjoying food and refreshments, all whilst taking in the scenic ocean views.

A large kitchen with numerous ovens and cooktops ensures that there is always space to cook your Kai. The lounge has a large wide screen TV, and multiple couches and is the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries.

We offer surfboard and bike hire, as well as being able to book all your activities for you .. 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 Hire

We 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.


intercity bus to new plymouth

Travelling around NZ on a budget? InterCity operates daily buses to New Plymouth from locations throughout the North Island, arriving at 19 Ariki Street, New Plymouth. Search for a bus to New Plymouth and book online with New Zealand’s most popular national bus network.