Welcome to Koanui Lodge & Backpackers

Translated from Maori, Koanui means a large and happy place to meet and stay, and host Kirsty makes every effort to live up to this.

The Koanui complex includes the hostel building which is a century old dwelling originally built as a guest house and has been refurbished to provide an atmosphere where you will enjoy spending time, whether you are on holiday, or taking advantage of the seasonal work.

The lodge was purpose built in 2003 to provide spacious, comfortable, modern accommodation for visitors to the area. It is well set up to accommodate group bookings and can be booked for exclusive use. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Koanui is within 5 minutes walk of the town centre, a supermarket, Post Office, movie theatre, swimming pool, gymnasium, Information Centre, railway station and the bus depot.

Blenheim is situated in the middle of New Zealand’s largest wine growing region, with more than 40 wineries offering tastings and food. It is a short drive from the Marlborough Sounds with the well known Queen Charlotte Walkway and many other tramping and kayaking activities.

So call in to Koanui, relax in our comfortable surroundings, enjoy our “large and happy place”, and take advantage of our great weather, wineries, restaurants and other attractions.

Make enquiries on arrival for information or assistance with booking future travel, activities in and around Marlborough.

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