AJ's Backpackers Lodge

Address: 405 Southland Road, Hastings, North Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 405 Southland Road, Hastings, is near Te Mata Peak, Grape Escape Ltd, Craggy Range Winery, and Sileni Estates.
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Travel Blogs from Hastings

First day travelling

A travel blog entry by mtsc.hayes.14 on Apr 04, 2015

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Yesterday was Easter Friday so we were lucky enough to have a day at home to prepare, tidy up the house and finish off a bit of work. I didn't even get any clothes out ready to pack until Saturday morning. Talk about a low stress trip to prepare for, one advantage of staying on home turf. You know that if you forget anything that the shops are handy, which was just as well as it turns out. ...

Hellooo Te Ika-a-Maui again

A travel blog entry by crissy.huberts on Nov 01, 2014

340 photos

... cycling, swimming etc.) Definitely an adventure that hopefully will not end pretty soon….

Well as I said/ you can notice, not so many details not told in this entry, but I have to hurry as I need to keep up with 2 other months as well. And my time in NZ is running out!

The photos will tell you guys more about the Month November and my special new home: Tongariro National Park, I love you!

Much love,



Stronger together ... For Maori, by Maori

A travel blog entry by kerrynjones on Jul 08, 2014

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... and so Choices began. Today the service provides mothers and families with access to medical staff, parenting support, counsellors, a gym, a baby cafe (a breastfeeding area and programme), and a variety of healthy lifestyle services. Again the service has a strengths based approach and the guiding vision is "services for Maori, by Maori". Choices has also extended to provide a child care centre which we visit later in the morning. This service, under the management of Gladys, ...

Napier North Island NZ

A travel blog entry by dianeandmike on Jan 26, 2014

... and shops including some vintage stores. Even the buses are Art Deco style. Mike said he could not believe how much our location reminded him of Manly Beach in Australia. The Scenic Hotel was beautiful with a view of the Pacific Ocean. We managed to get caught up on some laundry and headed out to dinner. We shared a pot of Marlborough green lipped mussels in a garlic wine sauce. We complimented that with ...

Merry Christmas!

A travel blog entry by peterprest on Dec 25, 2013

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... a secret Santa thing where i got a rugby ball, a pen and a waterproof. Its like Santa knew i had broken my pen and that my waterproof had no hood. After we had digested we went for a swim down the rivers rapids. After walking up the river bed in bare feet, which was very painful we then went down the rapids which was also painful as i forgot the advice given to me: "keep your feet up" ...