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How to find us

We're really easy to find.

Just drive out of Manapouri away from the lake and you'll be at the driveway in a couple of minutes.


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How to contact us / make a booking / enquire

We're always happy to answer any question you might have for us. We prefer the good old fashion phone call, just because we have no office staff working for us. You are welcome to drop us an email and we'll try to reply within 24 hours. If you haven’t heard back from us, please don’t hesitate to call!


International: +64 3 249 6893 (+12hrs GMT)

National: 03 249 6893


Postal address: Freestone backpacker and accommodation

Jimmy Calder
Freestone Backpackers,
270 Hillside Road,
PO Box 56, Manapouri 9643,
Fiordland, New Zealand


You have three options to make your booking, call us (our preferred option), drop us an email ...

Booking enquiries

Please note: payment is in cash only on arrival and the closest ATM is in Te Anau. You can pay by credit card if you book through the BBH site.

Booking and cancelation policies:

Once we’ve received your phone or internet booking, the booking counts as confirmed. If your travels plan changes we require a 12 hour notice via phone call. Check in is possible at any time, but preferably not before noon. You must confirm with us if you intend to arrive later than 6pm. For this reason please advise us on your booking what time you intent to come. Check out time is 10am if not otherwise agreed in advance.