Base yourself in this friendly Motueka backpackers and accommodation center while you visit New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park & the Tasman and Nelson regions.

Come and enjoy this elegant homestead built in 1910 or our accommodation units with private bathroom and verandas, nestled in this Motueka accommodation centers’ mature garden setting.

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The White Elephant Backpacker provides more than basic, yet highly affordable and homely accommodation, whether you require a double/twin room with your own bathroom or a bed in a dorm, you'll find what you need at this Motueka backpackers.

Unit 5 family
unit in garden

The White Elephant Backpacker's extensive gardens offer you room to stretch out, relax and unwind. Every bed comes fully made up with fresh linen, cosy duvets and  blankets, and electric blankets

Our well equipped kitchen and dining area with BBQ is open for your use all day.

Relax in the comfortable lounge with TV, Pool Table and Piano

Outside games for entertainment .

Villa Backpackers Accommodation


- dormitory (6-8 beds)
- standard double twin room
- double with bathroom next to kitchen

Private Unit

Unit 7,9,11 with Ensuite

- double and twin rooms with bathroom (some have extra beds)
- share room for 4
- budget room for 1 to 4 people
- tent sites

Activities in Abel Tasman Region

Activities In Abel Tasman Region

It's all here - all year stay at the closest town to the Abel Tasman National Park and discover the whole region including Golden Bay and Kahurangi

Our Location

The White Elephant Backpackers
55 Whakarewa Street Motueka,
Tasman, New Zealand.


Contact Us

+64 (0)​3 528 6208
Motueka Tasman Region
Heart of Biking
BBH - World Traveller Accommodation NZ
The New Zealand Cycle Trail