Wanaka Backpacker Budget Accommodation - Purple Cow

The YHA Wanaka Purple Cow Backpackers offers a range of budget accommodation and an unbeatable view of Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond.

Facilities include a sunny lounge with outside deck featuring unimpeded lake views, a huge open fire, ski and snowboard storage and a range of budget accommodation from shared dormitory style beds through to private rooms.

Only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre, the Purple Cow is a great base for those wanting to economise on accommodation so they can take part in the Wanaka areas’ numerous adventure activities.

Rafting, jet boat trips, scenic flights and in winter the three local ski areas world class slopes all beckon travelers looking for a unique and memorable time in NZ’s South Island.

The Purple Cow offers a full booking service for all activities and provides a clean, safe environment for travelers wanting the most out of their South Island holiday. Ph. 03-443-1880

"This is a must do when visiting New Zealand - the U-Fly staff are so helpful and obliging - nothing is a trouble + the opportunity to fly a plane yourself is sensational."

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“Incredibly smooth and comfortable.
The pilot was a total professional”

“The best thing I’ve done in New
Zealand - and the best photos too!”