I was not expecting to be in backpacker accommodation. It was like living in a shoebox! Definitely not up to NZ Motel standards.
- Twizel Town Centre
- 4 min walk
- Mueller Ridge
- 7 min walk
- Lake Ruataniwha
- 7 min drive
- Glentanner (GTN)
- 30 min drive
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Book online or call:+64 9913 4658
About this area
- Twizel Town Centre - 4 min walk
- Mueller Ridge - 7 min walk
- Lake Ruataniwha - 7 min drive
- Lake Pukaki Information Center - 8 min drive
- Lake Ohau - 32 min drive
- Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) - 111 min drive
About this property
High Country Motel and Backpackers
Along with WiFi in public areas, this motel has a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. Self parking is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 104 rooms provide wireless Internet access (surcharge), coffee/tea makers and satellite TV. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests.
Awards and affiliations
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
Special check-in instructions
- Monday-Sunday: 2 PM-7:30 PM
- Monday-Sunday: 8 PM-10 PM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
- Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
- Pets not allowed
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.
- Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 13.00 per person (approximately)
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 3.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
- Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 3.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
- Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
You need to know
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 3.00 per 24-hour period)
- Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 3.00 per 24-hour period)
Parking and public transport
- Free self parking
Food and drink
- Breakfast available for a fee: NZD 13.00 per person
Things to do
- Bike hire
- Laundry facilities
- Reception hall
- Daily housekeeping
- Laundry facilities
- Luggage storage
- BBQ grill(s)
- Picnic area
- If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
- Designated smoking areas
- Shared microwave
- Shared fridge
- TV in reception
- Free toiletries
- satellite channels
Food and drink
- Coffee/tea maker
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
The room was great and the heater adequate to heat the area. Room 708 - the light coloured carpet was full of stains - colour of this carpet not suitable for a high traffic area. Left notes in the room about: 1. The bottom of the kettle was jampacked with slime and jucky stuff and we could not remove all of it by rinsing and boiling (this kettle need soaking in vinegar and serious scrubbing) 2. Corner of shower was full of black mould growth 3. The curtain rails had no stopper and was kept on the rail by BlueTac - instead of stoppers The Entrance lobby area to the rooms seriously need a matted carpet to wipe your wet feet! Overall enjoyed my stay!