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

A berrylicious time in Hawkes Bay

A travel blog entry by kstyan on Dec 10, 2014

19 photos

Hawkes Bay is and incredibly beautiful place, and reminds me of home with so much fruit and veg growing. Lots of different fruit is grown here, cherries, apricots, strawberries, raspberries, grapes (mostly wine), apples and boysenberries! I have been staying on the Hanna Berry Farm who grow and sell boysenberries. Boysenberries are a cross between blackberries, raspberries and dewberries, they are in short delicious! Bruce and Shelley run ...

The recipe for a great road trip

A travel blog entry by wattsy on Nov 02, 2014

2 comments, 13 photos

... It regularly erupts, if I recall correctly it last erupted about 135,000 ears ago so is probably due to erupt again soon.

We drive slightly out of town away from the worst of the crowds to have lunch by Acacia Bay. We will be visiting Taupo again on our zig zag across New Zealands north island, so we leave the other attractions until our return. We hit the road again continuing east.

We have a device in the camper called 'tourism radio'. It has GPS and tells ...

Thursday 11th

A travel blog entry by petes.van on Sep 11, 2014

30 photos

... to see research backing up my point of view.
My dinner arrives. Two teenage boys are playing frisbee across the highway. The one on my side of the road has a friendly happy face, his friend looks moodier. They stop now and then for a car or sheep truck. The boy on the near side intercepts a stray throw just before it hits me in ...


A travel blog entry by mersonjames on Mar 07, 2014

26 photos

... chicken with provolone cheese and pear which Kathleen had last night. It sounds odd but it really works.

We have a bottle of Linden Estate C******nay which comes from the Esk Valley which we had driven through on the way down from Rotorua. The bottle says that fish products are used to clarify the wine and traces may remain. Kathleen will not eat any fish or seafood and says this has totally put her off drinking wine. We'll see how long that lasts!


Counting down the days

A travel blog entry by khughes17 on Jan 14, 2014

16 photos

... outside and there was nobody there?! We picked Leon up (who desperately needed a shower! Extreme BO issue!) and then went back for Marcel, who STILL wasn't outside. Hef phoned Colin who then phoned Marcel again and we finally established that she had moved! Either she forgot to tell Colin, or Colin couldn't remember but that made us about 15 minutes later than we already were. We picked up Rebecca then drove to Colin's to pick up the tucker box and finally got going to the ...