YWCA Whangarei
21 Rust Ave, Whangarei 0110
Ph. 09 438 2926
Office hours: 
Mon-Fri 8.00am–3.30pm


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Whangarei YWCA Hostel

Open to women and men, only 5 minutes from the city centre and bus terminal. 
For accomodation bookings after hours a staff member is on call until 9.00 pm.
To inquire about accomodation please contact us by phone, using the online form, or drop in and see us.

Hostel facilities:

  • Three wings, each with a shared kitchen (fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, jug and toaster)
  • Lounge with a television
  • Bathroom
  • Wifi available for $10 per week
  • Coin operated laundry facilities
  • Free ironing space and outdoor clothes drying lines
  • Free vehicle parking


Y’s Girls – Starting in term 3

For young women between the ages of 11-13. A free seven week programme that runs for an hour each week on either a Wednesday or Thursday. Young women can look forward to making their own Dream boards, learning basic first aid, a team challenge at Laser Maze and many other fun activities.

YWCA-Dove Body Confidence Workshops

Five Session Program (45 minutes each) for young women. Extensively covers the obstacles relating to healthy body images within a safe and fun environment.

Youth Week 26th May - 4th June

‘Make Your Mark’ Workshop

A fun workshop where youth were able to get creative using their handprint and paints to celebrate their uniqueness.

Safe for Life Workshops

Two ‘Safe for Life’ workshops were recently held at Kamo High School and the YWCA. Thank you to Phil Thompson from Protect Self-defence for facilitating the workshops and to the ANZ Staff Foundation for funding them. Great workshops-very engaging and informative. Dates for up and coming workshops still to be confirmed.