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Destination guides > Pacific Islands > New Zealand > Northland > The far north > Ahipara


Ahipara is 14km from Kaitaia, but this small village at the southern end of Ninety Mile Beach feels like it’s on another planet. This is a ruggedly blissful beach town with awesome surf at Shipwreck Bay and gorgeous sunset views. Surfcasting, dune surfing, and quad biking are big activities here; you can also ride horses or sand yachts on the beach. It’s not as easily accessible as Kaitaia, but Ahipara makes a great alternative if you plan to base yourself in the area while arranging travel up farther north.

Hostel accommodation

Endless Summer Lodge

245 Foreshore Road, Ahipara
Tel (09) 409 4181

YHA Ahipara Backpackers & Motor Camp

168 Takahe Street, Ahipara
Tel (09) 409 4864

No booking fee when you book this hostel online at bug.co.uk

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