AJ's Backpackers Lodge

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

Locked in and counting down

A travel blog entry by jaslawton on Aug 09, 2014

All of my spare time is going into planing So I brought a flight to Vancouver $1100 NZD I leave on the 21 of September at 8.00pm from Auckland airport for a 13hr flight. And arrive in Canada at 2.30 pm on the 21st of September. I kinda got excited when I found out that I will be arriving in Vancouver earlier than I left NZ on the same day, which is sad I know but it is the closest I will get to time ...


A travel blog entry by mersonjames on Mar 07, 2014

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... town. Kiwis seem to be keen on vintage and veteran cars. We have seen lots around in all the places we have been so far.

Further down the street there is a busker playing the recorder. It might be Graham from the Decks of Paihia trying to raise the money for his flight home to Adelaide.

One of the main streets is called Emerson Street but by strategically placing my foot over the E it is transformed in to Merson Street.

In the evening ...

Hastings wins us over

A travel blog entry by tony-helen on Jan 17, 2014

1 comment, 29 photos

... the hills leading to who knows where? Tony had a short walk but Helen only had her flip flops on, which was a shame because we were both looking forward to a hike around the mountain!!! It was also mighty windy on top. On the way down we thought about visiting one of many wineries in the area but decided to save this pleasure until we reach the South Island and hit the Marlborough area, which produces about 92% of New Zealand's Sauvignon ...

Happy New Year!

A travel blog entry by khughes17 on Dec 28, 2013

1 comment, 11 photos

... That's not going to work. I let all the air out. Hef meanwhile is snoring away on the sofa. I should of 'shotgunned' that earlier. I am now lying on a fully deflated air bed on a mattress that is around an itch thick (no exaggeration) and a wooden frame. I may as well sleep on the floor. Actually no, it's not very clean. I get up and go to the toilet whilst I decide where else I can sleep. It's warm outside, the stars are all out, it's very peaceful. Although my ...

Stop & Go Shearing

A travel blog entry by khughes17 on Dec 10, 2013

4 photos

... Haha; this day is getting crazier, as if it can! The lamb won't sit still to finish stitching it so the farmer says to leave it and cut it's throat. Oops! So we carry and finally finish at 4.30pm, pack up have a beer and home. Definitely ready for tea then bed. Yesterday we went to the shed where the man doesn't wear any shoes and finished off there. Then we had to move sheds AGAIN about an hours drive away to start another mob. We arrive at the shed and the farmer ...