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

Art Deco by the Sea

A travel blog entry by dave.lau.travel on May 16, 2015

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... We opted for a mini flight tasting for $25 (or $13 if you're on your own) where we each selected 3 wines to sample. Obviously we shared so that between us we could taste all 6 red wines on offer. Sat amongst the extensive wine cellar with our clip boards taking tasting notes was a great way to spend a little of our afternoon. We picked up a Napier City guide from the hostel and had read about the World famous Mister D's doughnuts. This swanky bistro serves ...

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 ...

Von A wie Autopanne bis W wie Weingut

A travel blog entry by itchy__feet on Oct 28, 2014

2 comments, 82 photos

... we had enough space in front to do some sort of 15-point turn and drive out forwards. Misjudging one of the points, I went a bit far and the front wheels ended up in a ditch. Oops. It looked like a pretty hopeless situation, but after a lot of pushing, we managed to get some grip on the tyres and get it out of the ditch. The rest should have been easy, but we couldn’t get the bloody car up the last bit of the hill – there was no grip anywhere. After ...

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, ...

The art deco town

A travel blog entry by suebar on Mar 23, 2014

... wineries and tasted a number of wines at each of them. Three were small producers and one was owned by a major international group. The wines were varied and one of the wineries was using some of the more unusual grapes. Innovation as the name of the game. They were all working to stay ahead and develop new wines. New Zealand has begun to award territory names to some of its wine growing regions in the same way that France has ...