Subject: New Zealand Hostels
We have used several youth Hostels in the South Island. If you travel on the Trans Alpine train which goes from Christchurch to Greymouth through Arthurs Pass, there is a YHA at Arthurs Pass also I can recommend the Greymouth one , a huge big old house very friendly atmostphere. Dunedin has a fine old youth hostel called The Stables .There are at least three at Christchurch in cluding the Cora Wilding YHA which is a lovely old house . Franz Josef YHA is a modern youth Hostel . If your going whale watching there is one at Kaikoura another modern one beach front location.You must see Milford sound there is an associate hostel there which is actually a boat called the Milford wanderer. The nearest Hostel to it is at Te Anau. If you want Youth Hostels near the Ski Fields in the South Island try Wanaka YHA and Queenstown YHA . Haven't stayed at Wanaka but Queenstown YHA is right on the Lake a bit of a walk to town , not that far though we managed it fine. There is a ski bus though.Mt Cook Is one I would like to stay at so let me know if anyone has been there. In the North Isalnd I can recomend Napier and Ohakune as two I have stayed at. as We live in the North Isaland we don't tend to use them as Much. The Napier one is right on the Beach.at Marine parade.Ohakune is right in the town and close to Turoa ski Field. Hope that is helpful

Fiona Halliwell North Shore NZ