WELCOME to The Lazy Cow

We invite you to come join us at our small, homely hostel based in Murchison - a gateway town at the top of South Island. We have decks, BBQs & gardens for the summer and we have electric blankets & cosy log fires for when it's cooler.

The Lazy Cow is ideal as a location for launching your trip into one of the local National Parks, or recovering afterwards.  The adventurous can check out the kayaking, mountain biking and white-water rafting.

Alternatively, just stop by to kick back for a day or two and enjoy the facilities including our unlimited wifi, home baking and great chillax spots!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ali & Phil, and Ella the cat

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As required by government mandate, from Today we’ll only provide our “usual” on-site services to customers who are fully vaccinated against Covid19.

We’ll be using the Ministry of Health “NZ Pass Verifier” app. On arrival, customers will be invited to scan their “My Vaccine Pass”

The Future. We remain positive that the current situation is not forever, and will change (for the better) eventually. Going forward, we’ll implement revised and updated procedures as soon as permissible.

We ask that our policy decision is respected and accepted unchallenged, mindful that we’re adhering to mandates set by others at a higher level.

Many Thanks

The Lazy Cow Team
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Hello all, an exciting opportunity has arisen in rural Murchison, South Island, NZ.
We are both backpackers managing a small, friendly hostel ‘The Lazy Cow’ with a busy on-site restaurant, bar and pizzeria ‘The Cow Shed’ and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our crew for the summer!
We offer private accomodation on site in exchange for help in the hostel, making beds, helping around the grounds, checking guests in ect.
There will also be paid shifts in our busy restaurant, with both FOH and BOH positions available.
Murchison is ideal for anyone looking to live rurally and explore the outdoors while also saving money and keeping busy.
We are situated on the four rivers plain a Mecca for all kayaking adventures as well as great mountain biking and tramping near by in Nelson lakes and Kahurangi national park.
If this sounds like you then don’t hesitate to get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you 😎🐮
... See MoreSee Less

Hello all, an exciting opportunity has arisen in rural Murchison, South Island, NZ.
We are both backpackers managing a small, friendly hostel ‘The Lazy Cow’ with a busy on-site restaurant, bar and pizzeria ‘The Cow Shed’ and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our crew for the summer! 
We offer private accomodation on site in exchange for help in the hostel, making beds, helping around the grounds, checking guests in ect. 
There will also be paid shifts in our busy restaurant, with both FOH and BOH positions available. 
Murchison is ideal for anyone looking to live rurally and explore the outdoors while also saving money and keeping busy.
We are situated on the four rivers plain a Mecca for all kayaking adventures as well as great mountain biking and tramping near by in Nelson lakes and Kahurangi national park.
If this sounds like you then don’t hesitate to get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you 😎🐮Image attachmentImage attachment
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