Welcome to Billy Browns Backpackers, Port Chalmers, Dunedin

“At night we saw the starry sky with Southern Cross..This was our best place to stay in NZ”

Maria and Lech, Poland

A quality backpacker lodge situated between the historic town of Port Chalmers and the beautiful beaches and wildlife of Aramoana, only 20 minutes from Dunedin. We offer individual travellers or small groups a unique New Zealand experience. Visitors can enjoy the spectacular views of the Otago Harbour and the surrounding hill country plus the genuine hospitality of the locals.

Located on the southern scenic route between Oamaru and The Catlins, Billy Brown's is perfect for both International and New Zealand visitors and a welcome alternative to Dunedin Backpackers.

The area offers visitors a chance to go on local walks, spot wildlife such as seals, yellow eyed penguins and a wide range of coastal and wetland birds.

Recommended in the Lonely Planet guidebook and Rough Guide to NZ and rated 96% by BBH voters in the 2014 survey.


We hope you enjoy our website and take time to look around.