Our wonderful small town of Te Anau is the gateway to some of New Zealand’s most outstanding outdoor experiences, and Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is the perfect place to explore it all from.
Located on the lakefront and just five-minutes’ walk from the shops, you can take in the views, cook outside or in, and kick back in our gardens to the sounds of native birds.
We also have everything you need to get set for the great outdoors or recover after an epic day in the elements, including secure storage, laundry, comfy beds, free Wifi, movie room and a travel desk manned by our friendly, helpful staff who love to explore just as much as you.
Share your tips, tales and snaps of your time with us on the line.
Kia Ora – ‘hello’.
Cheers, bro – ‘thanks friend’.
Bugger! – exclaimed loudly after a less than positive event.
Perrrrfect – the more south you go, the more r’s you add.
Dusty – how people sometimes feel after a big night.
Bird – the female of the human species.
Bloke – a Bird’s male counterpart.
Battler – someone who struggles with life.
Scorcher – a very hot day.
Home of the outdoor explorer since 1953
photos from the early years