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Getting Social at Pacific Coast Lodge

Getting Social at Pacific Coast Lodge

We like to help our guests mix it up a bit and often create opportunities for everyone to meet each other, make some new friends and have an awesome time while they're here too.

It's worth checking out our Facebook page before you get here because we may have an event coming up which could help with your own packing and travel plans. We generally host 2-3 events each month as a way to bring everyone together. Here are a few of our top events we've held over the past year….

  1. Valentines’ Day – Speed Dating

Dress your best and put some red lipstick on—our annual Speed Dating gets all of our guests together, you might find your true love right here at the hostel! Spend a minute with each person across the table…at the end, we vote for best guy and gal. The winning couple gets a voucher so they can go on a date together!

  1. Minute to Win It Games

Our Minute to Win It games are held each year in the winter. A fun series of mini-games --think marshmallow challenges, popping balloons by bumping against someone else, and other inconvenient challenges! A great way to bond and meet your fellow backpackers during the quieter months.

  1. Christmas in July Roast

Our Christmas in July party is always a highlight of the year! We celebrate a cold, wintery Christmas with roasted chickens, gravy, and all the usual stuffings and sides. We get everyone in the Christmas spirit with an Ugly Jumper Contest and plenty of Santa hats for great photos!

  1. Halloween Party

One of our biggest events of the year….get your best costume on, because we give the best prizes for the best dressed! With amazing prizes like local bar/restaurant vouchers, activities, and excursions, you don’t want to miss out on our biggest party of the year!

  1. Ping Pong Tournament

Monthly table tennis tournaments to test your skills! Be warned…we have been told our backpackers are some of the best at the game!

  1. Summer Beach Games Days

When summer is full on and the sun is shining, we head to the beach for a little friendly hostel competition! Teams of four get together and compete in sock hops, best sandcastle, wheelbarrow racing, and other fun games to win an awesome prize!

  1. Amazing Race

Our most talked-about event and the one guests seem to love the most! Test your Mount Maunganui trivia and find all the landmarks take photos with your team at each one. It’s a race, so you need to be quick, we finish the Race at Brew Co with free beers and hand out the prizes for the top three teams. You don’t want to miss out!