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First North Island hostel (2nd of 2)

First North Island hostel

The Youth Hostel Association's first North Island hostel opened in 1954 at Kaitoke, just north of Upper Hutt. Here volunteers clear the site. The hostel became popular with trampers heading into the nearby Tararua Range.

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Helen Dollery, 'Youth organisations - Outward Bound, adventure and travel', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29527/first-north-island-hostel (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Helen Dollery, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 31 Jan 2019