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. 

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SUP Hire

When there are no waves to ride, our Stand Up Paddle boards are available for hire for only $25 for 4 hours.

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Weekly Events & Good Deals

Perks of staying at Mount Backpackers include these good deals and events

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Backpackers 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 and get reduced rates on beer and food ALL THE TIME at Brew Co. 

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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.  

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Friends of Voodoo

Feel like having a cheeky drink, maybe eating some yummy tacos and getting your classic Arcade game on? Head over to the Voodoo Lounge, only a ten minute walk down the main street. Show the bartender your Mount Backpackers key and you will get drinks at discount prices!

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THE place to go to when it is a bit too nippy to head over to the beach. Relax in the heated sea water right at the base of our beloved Mauao. Mount Maunganui has the only hot salt water pools in NZ!  Show your Mount Backpackers key for a discounted entry.

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Tiki Tour NZ


Auckland – Attic Backpackers

Coromadel (Whitianga) – Turtle Cove Accommodation

Matamata – Matamata Backpackers 

Mt Maunganui – Mount Backpackers

Taranaki (New Plymouth) – Ducks and Drakes Backpackers

Paihia – Mousetrap Backpackers & Saltwater Lodge 

Raglan – Coming Soon!

Rotorua – Rock Solid Backpackers

Taupo – Taupo Urban Retreat & Tiki Lodge Backpackers

Tauranga – Arthouse Accommodation

Tongariro National Park – Plateau Lodge

Wellington – The DwellingtonThe Marion



Christchurch – Around The World Backpackers

Dunedin – Manor House BackpackersOn Top Backpackers

Franz Josef – Glow Worm Accommodation & Rainforest Retreat

Fox Glacier – Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

Greymouth – Global Village Backpackers

Hokitika  – Mountain Jade Backpackers

Kaikoura – Dusky Lodge & Backpackers

Marahau – Adventure Inn

Motueka – Hat Trick Lodge

Nelson – Almond House HostelINNBetween Lodge & Backpackers

Picton – Tombstone Backpackers

Queenstown – The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers &

Te Anau – Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

Tekapo – Lakefront Lodge Backpackers

Wanaka – Wanaka Bakpaka


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New Bay Hopper BEE card

Bus Better with the BEE card! 

Bee Card will replace your current smartride or cityride card, to make bus travel easier for you.

With Bee Card you can top up online, protect your balance, manage your account and load concessions.

All the information that you need can be found here - check it out and be prepared to move around our beautiful city! 

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Winter Weekly Rates

Winter has arrived at Mount Maunganui and we are feeling the cold - today it was 14 degrees!! ha!!  We have long-stay beds available so if you are working locally then we have the best place to stay - right downtown, 2 minutes to the beach, and a view of our beloved maunga.  So....give us a call, you won't regret staying where you can work, live and play!  

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