Lakefront Lodge Facilities

Built to blend in with the environment Lakefront Lodge can comfortably sleep 76 people in dorm rooms, while also offering a variety of stand-alone private accommodation outside. Including twin and double units, ensuite units and glamping in the summer. Situated on the shore overlooking beautiful Lake Tekapo and to the mountains beyond.

You can book online a free pick up from the 12.05pm Intercity bus.

The village is just one minute's drive away, or ten minutes on foot. There you will find a supermarket, general store and other shops, along with a fantastic pizzeria and various restaurants. Tekapo Village also has a wealth of tourist operators who can assist you with your New Zealand adventure.

Check-in for the Lakefront Lodge at the holiday park reception. You'll see it on the left as you come down the hill from the village.

The backpackers may not suitable for infants and young children. Please contact reception directly if travelling with children for other accommodation options if required.

Lounge & Dining Room

Facing the lake, the Lake Tekapo Backpackers Lodge features a huge common room with plenty of seating and a wood-burner fire – super cosy on cold nights!

BBQ Facilities & Picnic Area

Lodge guests have free use of our BBQs and picnic area. Situated in a courtyard facing the lake, with great views of the lake and mountains, this is a great place to cook and eat outside in the fresh air.


Our shared kitchen offers cooking ranges, microwave, fridge, chairs and tables, instant hot water and toasters. It is also fully equipped with pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.


Shared bathroom facilities consists of separate men's and women's areas featuring toilets, showers and wash basins. There's a wheelchair-accessible toilet and shower, too.



A communal laundry has two coin operated washing machines ($3 per load) both of which dispense washing liquid free of charge and a coin operated dryer ($2 per load)

Wireless Internet

Lakefront Lodge Backpackers has its own hotspot with different Wi-Fi plans available.

Our plans allow up to five devices at any one time. So you can share with a friend or keep it to yourself. Wi-Fi can be purchased at reception during opening hours or via your credit card after hours.

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Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park and the Lakefront Lodge Backpackers are set on the picturesque shores of beautiful Lake Tekapo, with magnificent views of the turquoise lake to the surrounding mountains and the stunning night sky. With a wide range of accommodation options, from camping to cabins, dorm beds to family units - we have something for everyone. We look forward to hosting you!


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