The Zula Lodge & Backpackers

Set in lovely wooded grounds near the Clutha River and specialising in group accommodation, The Zula has 8 rooms sleeping 34 guests, a well-equipped kitchen, and large dining and lounge areas.

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Set in lovely wooded grounds near the Clutha River, we are just minutes away from world-class hikes, ski fields, biking trails, extreme sports, and some of Middle Earth’s most spectacular views.

The quiet location, communal facilities, friendly hosts, and affordable rates make the Zula an ideal choice for churches, schools, clubs, families, friends, and individuals.

We are situated 5 minutes from Wanaka on the Wanaka/Haast S.H.6. in Albert Town, across the street from the Albert Town Tavern. 

Come enjoy Wanaka events and activities, or just relax in our quiet surroundings.


Various groups have successfully used Zula for: family reunions; national trophy judging (NZ Deerstalkers); church events involving shared meals and speakers; photographic seminars; visiting university lecture tours (e.g. ecology, geography); Special Olympics/Disabled Skiers; cultural event nights.

Physical Address

8 Wexford Street, Albert Town, Wanaka, Otago 9305, New Zealand


$33.00 to $200.00

Dorm Beds $33/pp/pn; Queen $100/pn + $25/extra; Exclusive lodge booking (34 beds) $1000/night.

Mon-Fri 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Facilities & Features
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Internet (Paid Use)
  • Luggage Storage
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