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YHA - NOMAD PASSES

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1. Posted by sarajj (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Does anyone have any experience with these or any recomendations?

Thanks

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

Depends on your preference for what kind of hostel you'd like to stay in mostly. There's always hostels that are exceptions of course, but YHA hostels in general are more quiet and cleaner, while Nomads hostels are more alternative and have more character. I'm also pretty certain YHA has a lot more hostels (especially in New Zealand, but also in Oz), but I expect that Nomads would still have hostels in most any place you'd want to travel to.
Personally I preferred YHA hostels.

Dicount-wise, they'll be near-identical. Most transport organizations give discounts if you just have a backpacker card, and where one organization will have an agreement for discounts with one camping equipment store, the other will have an agreement with another store.

3. Posted by sarajj (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Thanks!

Im quite keen to get a YHA discount card, but as im going to NZ and Oz would i need two or can u just get one?

4. Posted by sarajj (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Ignore that last question, ive found out!

Is there a buss pass that you can get to use in both Oz and NZ?

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

Quoting sarajj

Is there a buss pass that you can get to use in both Oz and NZ?

No. Transport organizations are completely different in both countries.
The largest bus company in New Zealand is Intercity / Newmans (get a Flexipass if you travel many short distances, or a Travelpass if you travel fewer longer distances), while in Australia it's Greyhound / McCafferty's (so many passes it's hard to recommend anything; personally I flew most larger distances, and only used the bus for short trips, which I paid one at a time).

6. Posted by algore (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Quoting Sander

personally I flew most larger distances, and only used the bus for short trips, which I paid one at a time).

Yah, it also can be cheaper to fly those large distances rather than train or coach it.

You do miss out on the scenery though...