About Flying Kiwi

Established in 2013 Flying Kiwi Backpackers is owned and operated by a true Flying Kiwi (often found harnessed under a Paraglider in the skies around the district), with a love for the outdoors, adventure and travel; if I’m not attending to the running of Flying Kiwi Backpackers or out Paragliding you could also find me up a nearby ski field or out on my mountain bike.

Having come from a farming background outside Wanaka, but in the heart of the South Island, I spent a lot of my down time within the district taking advantage of the surrounding waterways, tracks and peaks. It is these trips to this truly amazing slice of New Zealand that made me want to share my home country and Wanaka with backpackers, travellers and adventure enthusiasts alike.

Having travelled extensively myself over the past few years I feel I can contribute to your travel within Wanaka and New Zealand, by providing a laid back kiwi experience, a friendly welcome, traveller friendly affordable accommodation, with simple surroundings that provide everything you could need to get what you want out of your time within Wanaka, from a relaxed few days on one of our couches chatting with other travellers to an adventure packed week of hiking, flying and boating.

Flying Kiwi Backpackers is a Hostel established by a Flying Kiwi who has experienced life as a backpacker. We are a backpackers for backpacker’s and can’t wait to hear your travel experiences and stories......