Ducks and Drakes is the premier backpackers in New Plymouth. The space is colourful, cozy and comfortable with options ranging from mixed dorms to private one bedroom cottages. Nestled in a quiet street just two blocks from the city centre and three blocks from the world famous Pukekura Park, Ducks and Drakes is “five minutes to everywhere”. An in house shuttle service operates daily to Mount Taranaki and the Pouakai Crossing which includes a free sauna with each booking. A friendly family run business with great music and coffee. Ask about our bed and shuttle package deals.
Telephone: 06 758 0404
Brett Mobile: 027 758 0404
Paula Mobile: 027 758 0505
What do the guests say?
Guests loved the big kitchen, lounge and beautiful sun room. They also mentioned how great the location is and that the backpackers felt like a home.
Loved the location
Said the the staff were great
Commented on the cleanliness
Would stay here again
What are the rooms like?
Alongside the well equipped facilities and ensuites with certain rooms – Ducks and Drakes Backpackers offers you a number of amenities:
|Kitchen – fully stocked communal kitchen.|
|Laundry – washing machine and dryer. Laundry powder available at reception.|
|Coffee – barista coffee is available in the kitchen.|
|Lounge – large, homely communal lounge, dining and sunroom to relax|
|Shuttle – we have a shuttle service to help you get around.|
|Internet – free unlimited WiFi is available throughout the backpackers.|
|Sauna – free sauna for you to relax and enjoy.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes this is possible. We offer extensive knowledge of the area and are happy to help you arrange any of these activities.
Many of the outdoor destinations around Te Anau are actually just as beautiful in the rain. However, if the weather really isn’t cooperating or if you just don’t want to face the storm, you can choose to binge-watch TV in our comfortable TV room, visit the Glowworm Caves or the Fiordland Cinema or try your luck in the Te Anau Escape Room.
Fiordland National Park is full of the most amazing scenery in the country. Walking is free, so just go out and explore! The Te Anau Bird Sanctuary breeds protected bird species which you can also go and see for free. There is a Frisbee Golf pitch in town as well.
Regular check-in is available between 2PM and 8PM. Late check-in can be arranged if necessary. Check out time is 10AM.
Yes we offer free parking at the hostel. Spaces are limited but street parking is also available and free of charge.
Te Anau has 2 supermarkets in town. Both Four Square and FreshChoice are within 5 minutes walking distance of the hostel.
Yes we offer luggage storage. Large storage lockers are available for overnight hiking trips as well.
Yes, we offer coin-operated machines, both for washing and drying. There are also clothes lines outside, and laundry powder is available at reception.
No, all linen are provided for all our rooms, including shared rooms. Private rooms also have towels provided.
Ducks and Drakes Backpackers is located at 48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth. There are a number of activites you can near this location, for example:
- Pukekura Park and Brooklands Zoo
- Surf Beaches
- Local Walking Tracks
- Puke Ariki Museum and Library
- Coastal Walkway
- CBD, Cafes, Bars and Restaurants