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High Country Lodge & Backpackers Twizel

Hostel | 23 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel, New Zealand PO BOX 16

81.0% Overall Rating

32 out of 44 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/03/2015)

Matthew Beattie thinks…

"Convenient location in Twizel. Good facilities in the room (fridge, kettle & crockery), clean room, onsite parking, and large kitchen. It was fine as a place to sleep for 2 nights."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 7.69

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 2:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Built in the 1960's to house the "Dam Workers" High Country Lodge and Backpackers now offers unique motel and backpacker accommodation in the heart of Twizel. Read more

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About High Country Lodge & Backpackers Twizel

Centrally located and set in sunny, spacious grounds, we offer a wide range of accommodation:

Self-contained studio units

1, 2 and 3 bedroom motels

Doubles, twins, singles and family rooms with en-suites

Backpacker rooms - twin, double and shared

With its wide open spaces, amazing scenery and great climate, Twizel is the perfect alternative destination for travellers "on or off" the beaten track.

We provide:

Self-catering kitchens

Fully equipped laundries

Internet and wireless services

TV lounges

Phone and fax facilities

Plentiful car parking


And a reception desk to asist with onward travel and bookings for local sightseeing trips.

The Southern Alps, Ben Ohau Range, Lake Ruataniwha and beautiful canals are all within close proximity to Twizel.

Accommodation Information

We have many types of room types, this is totally dependant on your budget, whether you would like a dorm room starting from 2 beds to 4 beds, all with a unique setup to something a little larger from a private room with a touch of class to an ensuite and finally a fully self contained unit. So many choices. We also have fully laundry facilities, internet, wireless, onsite carparking, warm cosy tv rooms, spacious grounds to sit and enjoy the views and tranquility the choices are endless, we are centrally located and have many fine resturants and cafes.

Location Information

The High Country Lodge and Backpackers is centrally located in the heart of Twizel and based in the beautiful Mackenzie Country, we are only 40 minutes drive to Aoraki/Mt Cook, 35 minutes to Lake Tekapo, 20 minutes to the amazing Clay Cliffs of Omarama. If you are a "Lord of the Rings" fan come and see where the third moving was filmed here in Twizel and many more, we are the out doors persons dream with fantastic walk, mountain biking, fishing outdoor sports, rowing, swimming etc. If you love photography, or just peace and quiet this is your place, there are supermarkets, cafes, pubs, library, swimming pool everything one needs is here in Twizel.

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