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Bob and Maxine’s Backpackers

The owners are Bob & Maxine. Bob is a retired Telecommunications Engineer. We do everything here so it’s done right & to the best of our ability.

The lodge is amazingly equipped with all sorts of extras. For instance we have a boot drying machine! We don’t have a manager whose aim is to cram as many people in for minimum effort. We aim to surprise our guests with the best experience of staying in a backpacker lodge.

Experiences are shared, friendships are forged, romances are common, kids find it very stimulating with people from all sorts of places & ages. The lodge was designed & largely constructed by us in 2006.

So we have been running a very successful lodge for some 16 years! The time has passed quickly as we really enjoy inter-reacting with our guests. On our site are many items of interest which ensure long conversations. There are vintage tractors, classic motorcycles, an ancient stationary engine, classic cars, etc. Bob is Secretary to the Vintage Machinery Museum just over the road & can take you for a personal tour at the drop of a hat.

We do a lot of 4WD’ing & hiking & can provide first hand track knowledge. Bob has done the Kepler & Milford Tracks over 12 times each & kayaked just about every major lake in Fiordland.

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