Guest Surfboard and Wetsuit Hire
Awesome priced package only for our guests. Pay $20 for up to 4 hours rental of a surfboard and wetsuit. By far the best deal in the Mount and availalble from 8am - 8pm in the hostel. Never surfed before? Now is the time to give it a go at New Zealand's number 1 beach. We can arrange lessons with a variety of surf pro's - just tell us what you need.
Winter Weekly Rate
Want to stay a little longer over the winter months of July and August? Contact us to discuss our excellent weekly rate which will see you enjoy our entertaining weekends downtown Mount Maunganui, our cosy movie night on Mondays and still give you lots of time to soak up the fresh sea air, climb our magical mountain Mauao, and relax in the mineral hot pools just down the road.
Tuesday night Mount Brew special
A 20 second walk from our front door is the Mount Brewing company's main street bar where you can find locally brewed beer of the finest quality. Stay with us on a Tuesday and we will shout you a beer from their Hospo night range!
Arataki Cultural Walking Trails
Nau mai haere mai. "Listen to mountains, rivers, and landmarks speak" Excellent free app to download and guide you around the magnificent mountain Mauao and local landmarks. A truly authentic experience brought to you by the ancestors of this beautiful land. Come along to Mount Backpackers and download the app for free using our high speed unlimited fibre WIFI.
Waimarino Glow Worm Waka Tour
Every Thursday our friends at Waimarino offer a special waka (boat) tour of our incredible local glow worms. Relax and enjoy a special evening on the peaceful Wairoa river and be rewarded for all that hard work relaxing with a free beer at the end of the tour. When you book this tour through our hostel you will also be transported for free! Email us in advance of your arrival to secure your place.
Book with the REAL Mount Backpackers
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Summer Surf Camp for kids
Our local surf instructor, Zane Winslade, is running a summer surf camp for kids. Know a kid who loves the beach and would benefit from some beach education and surf lessons in a small group? Pass on this deal...