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

Hawkes Bay Tour Day 3

A travel blog entry by julianait on Jan 06, 2015

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... gland, would bring good luck. I scoffed, I jeered, but I will no longer mock Penguin's superior knowledge in this area! I chose not to follow his example - less than 10 minutes later I found myself being attacked by a pot plant - before I knew it, I was on the ground again - this time I knew I had fallen, as there were plenty of witnesses, and I was quickly assisted to my feet by two very attractive kiwi ladies who were very concerned about my welfare!! ...

North Island just about done

A travel blog entry by caretaker on Dec 02, 2014

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This morning we walked through Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Absolutely amazing, boiling water bubbling up from the ground, steam erupting from the rocks and turquoise lakes. It was so unique. This was all formed way back in 1886 when a massive eruption of a mountain devastated the area, Further eruptions occurred 1900/1917 which reshaped the valley as it is today. It was astonishing to see birds standing on the hot rocks feeding on ...

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 ...


A travel blog entry by shirlprins on Jun 30, 2014

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... away by the talent of both singers and dancers and Brian and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We woke up to pouring rain in Juneau so after breakfast decided to brave the weather and get off the boat to look around, our excursion was cancelled because of unsafe weather so it wasn't meant to be. However we hopped on a private excursion which took us on a bus tour around Juneau and to the mendanhall glacier visitors centre. This glacier has been receding rapidly for 100 ...


A travel blog entry by mersonjames on Mar 07, 2014

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... 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!