Tombstone Lodge and Backpackers offers a variety of warm rooms in a modern accommodation building catering for guests that require private rooms with en-suites, shared rooms or dorms. Take in the harbour views from your room, spa or games deck.
Our separate communal building includes a fully equipped kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining, T.V. lounge, games area with a pool table, darts, table tennis, and gym.
Available each morning is a free breakfast which consists of freshly made cheese scones, toast and tea & coffee. We provide free unlimited high speed WiFi, complimentary bikes, free off-street parking and a free shuttle bus to ferries, trains and buses.
With good local knowledge we also provide trip advice and can book your adventures – in some cases with discounted rates. Tombstone is just a 3 minute walk from the Bluebridge Ferry Terminal and 8 minutes walk into town.
Phone +(64) 3 573 7116
What do the guests say?
Guests loved the homemade scones baked in the morning and the great communal areas such as the pool table, spa pool and fitness equipment.
Loved the staff
Say the location is great
Loved the amenities
Would recommend to a friend
What are the rooms like?
Along with the facilities, ensuites (available with certain rooms) and residential pets, Tombstone Backpackers provides their guests with plenty of other amenities. If you have any questions, let us know.
|Smoking – rooms are smoke free, guests can smoke outside in the courtyard|
|Kitchen – large communal kitchen for all our guests.|
|Laundry – coin operated washing machine and dryer, clothes line also on site. Laundry powder available at reception.|
|Storage – storage available for luggage or personal items.|
|BBQ area – a free BBQ including a pizza oven.|
|Gaming deck – including a pool table, table tennis table and darts.|
|Spa Pool – located outdoors and under shelter, enjoy our lovely spa pool with elevated views of the action below and beyond.|
|Bike hire – town and mountain bikes available.|
|Fitness equipment – available free for our guests.|
Frequently Asked Questions
1pm, but you are welcome to do a bag drop and either wait until 1pm or return later to check in.
Room keys need to be returned by 10am but you are welcome to stay around for awhile after this.
The distance is 700m and walk time is approximately 15 minutes.
The distance is 250m and walk time is approximately 4 minutes – note, we are booking agents for the Bluebridge ferry and can book discounted fares for you. This ferry company has a Wellington terminal that is very central to the city so very handy to accommodation, public transport and shops.
We run a free shuttle for arrivals and departures providing we have a driver available – this must be pre arranged – drop offs to bus, train and ferries are at specific times so please contact us to arrange.
Yes, we have off street parking in 2 carparks, we will show you where to park when you check in.
Not specifically but if you request one we can see what we can do to provide for your needs.
Yes but your pet must sleep in your vehicle and/or be tethered where advised by management.
Yes there are 2 cats, 1 dog and 1 goat.
Yes we have a coin operated washing machine and dryer as well as a clothes line.
Freshly baked cheese scones, toast with spreads, tea and coffee.
Yes no problem – our reception is staffed until 10.15pm so let us know that you expect to arrive later than this and we will leave you out a map and room key. We will also email you some instructions.
We accept cash, eftpos, we chat pay, ali pay and credit cards – we may apply a surcharge of 2.9% on credit card payments.
Yes we can provide a telephone for calls to NZ landlines and mobiles free of charge.
Yes we can look after your bags and valuables if you wish.
Yes we know the local offerings well and can help you to put a plan together sometimes with good discounts. We have in-depth knowledge of the Queen Charlotte Track which is good peace-of-mind.
Tombstone Backpackers is located at 16 Gravesend Pl, Picton. Some of the activities near this location are:
- Consider Bobs Bay
- The Snout
- Tirohanga Track
- The Link Pathway
- Queen Charlotte Track
- Swimming with the Dolphins (EKO tours)
- Lochmara Lodge
- The Mail Boat (Beachcomber Cruises)
- Sounds Connection Wine Tours
- Ecoworld Aquarium
- Mini golf
- Whaling & Edwin Fox Maritime Museums