From the Intrepid Traveller to the Weekend Escapist we are at your service to make your stay both enjoyable and relaxing.
Welcome to Tamara Lodge
The Tamara Backpackers Lodge strives to offer a superior standard within the Backpacker category of accommodation. You will enjoy style, serenity and space while still located in the heart of the city.
Our elegant lodge enjoys an outstanding location on the banks of the majestic Whanganui River with views of Mt Ruapehu. We are less than 1km from Whanganui’s main street, Victoria Ave.
The Tamara Lodge is a spacious Edwardian villa built in 1904 as a large private home. It has been used in a variety of ways over time including a boarding house, private hotel and 30 years as a maternity home called Cairnbrae. In 1993, it became the Tamara Backpackers Lodge and has evolved to be a place to return to.
We love our little jingle by the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, click below to listen