Welcome to Rosies backpacker and homestay, Te Anau, Fiordland, New Zealand

Come and stay in a Te Anau backpacker that is also a home stay. We are unlike other backpakers in Te Anau in that we focus on a family of travellers rather than a collection of backpackers.

"Arrive as a stranger, leave as a friend."

As many of the happy travellers that have stayed at Rosie’s Backpacker Homestay in Te Anau lay testament to - this really is a backpacker’s with a difference.

Your hosts Rosie, Alistair and their family welcome you to share their home and relax in its warm spacious environment situated near the edge of town surrounded by fantastic mountain and lake views.

If you are visiting the Fiordland region with a view to doing one of the spectacular tramps in the area you couldn’t choose more knowledgeable hosts.

Alistar has 24 years experience working as a ranger for New Zealand’s Department of Conservation throughout the region and further south on Stewart Island off the coast of the South Island. He is also currently a snow avalanche forecaster for Fiordland and the Milford Road.

Rosie has also previously worked as a hut warden and continues to enjoy the pleasure and challenges that tramping in the region provide.

Both of them look forward to meeting you and making your stay as enjoyable as possible.


Music and jam sessions at Rosie's Backpackers, Te Anau
Rosie enjoys getting the guitar out... many a jam session has happened!

Kitchen facilities at Roise's
Rosie invites you to use their kitchen - a better kitted backpacker's kitchen you're not likely to find! (try saying that after a few!)

Mountina views form te garden at Rosie's backpackers, Te Anau
Ejoy a relaxing read or swing in the garden seat... while you soak up the views.

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