Welcome to Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

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Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is the only backpackers located on the lakefront, a stones throw from Lake Te Anau. Located just 300 metres walk from the Glowworm Caves and the top of the Te Anau town Centre.

From the end of June 2014 until September, Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers will be operating from the office of Edgewater Motel, right next door to the Backpackers reception. We have Self-Contained Motels and Dorm Beds (for up to 4 guests) at special rates for our valued Backpackers guests! To book your Edgewater room, simply book your room right here through our Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers' website.

Dorm Bed

$29.00 per person, per night (4 share room with ensuite, kitchen and TV)

Private Self-Contained Queen or Twin Room

$42.50 per person, per night ($85.00 per 2 adults, per night. Room with Queensize bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchen and TV)

Edgewater Motel 
52 Lakefront Drive 
Te Anau 

At Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers you will find a well maintained, clean and warm backpackers accommodation lodge to base yourself whilst you explore the Fiords, Tracks, Caves, Lakes and Scenery of Fiordland National Park.

Click here to book dorms and private accommodation at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers, book your stay with us today.

Room Types

We provide ensuites, double, single, twin, quad and share rooms all with fresh linen and duvets on the beds. Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is only a few minutes walk to the Te Anau village centre where you will find a good selection of supermarkets, cafes, bars, Restaurants and shops.

Te Anau Backpackers amenity areas include: Internet hotspot, SKYPE, Tour reservations desk for the best deals, OSP, free use of our barbecue area and Tracknet bus stop.


Te Anau is is central to all of New Zealands most famous scenic beauties, within 2 hours you can be inspired by the sheer forces of nature in Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound from your cruise or kayak. Te Anau Glow Worm Caves are 300 metres from our hostel, busses to the Routeburn, Milford and Kepler Great Walks and Hollyford Tracks pick up from here (for Multi-Day and Day walks). From Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers you can also go Quad Bike riding, Horse riding, swimming or visit the Ata Whenua movie experience - enquire when you book.


Haere mai - Jude and her team at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers look forward to welcoming you to Te Anau. Click here to reserve your room or bed at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers online, email res@teanaubackpackers.co.nz or within New Zealand call us FREE on 0800 2000 74


For transport into and around Fiordland and Southern New Zealand, Tracknet offer services during the summer season connecting Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown and Invercargill with Fiordland's Great Walks - The Milford, Routeburn, Kepler and Hollyford Tracks - Click here to be view Tracknet's online bookings and schedules.


Click here to check current work vacancies in Te Anau and Fiordland