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

Hawke's Bay

A travel blog entry by eesti.traveling on Nov 14, 2014

10 photos

... picture as they stand guard to the entrance of the Napier beach. When at the beach with 29 degrees one has to put her feet into the ocean. So I did – it was very cold :D

In the evening our host brought us to “Tomato” peak, which is actually called Te Mata Peak, but I heard tomato and that how it stays in our memories. Tomato peak has this great view to the city light below. You can ...

Hellooo 'Te Ika-a-Maui' again

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

329 photos

... for a job on ‘Backpackers board’. The vacancy described a job as ‘Mountain Lodge Team member’ at Discovery Lodge, Tongariro National Park. As the date of the vacancy was almost due, I wasn’t too convinced I was going to get the job. Well, nevertheless, Jed from Discovery Lodge approached me and said to keep in contact with Callum to plan an interview! So I was stoked as you can imagine! Well as the time passed I drove from ...

Von A wie Autopanne bis W wie Weingut

A travel blog entry by itchy__feet on Oct 28, 2014

2 comments, 82 photos

... denn wenn ich mitten in der Nacht die Augen aufgemacht hätte und mich ein leckendes Pferd angeschaut hätte, dann hätte man mein Geschrei wohl bis Deutschland gehört...


Our next move was to head southeast. The first stop was Te Urewera National Park. The weather was a bit rubbish so we couldn't do as much as we wanted, but still managed to check out a pretty cool waterfall (with nobody else anywhere to be seen), and climbed up ...

Stronger together ... For Maori, by Maori

A travel blog entry by kerrynjones on Jul 08, 2014

3 photos

In Hastings we visited two services that provide whanau (family) support. The first of these is at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga from which a number of services and programs operate. The Family Start program has been operating for 14 years and has a Parents as First Teachers approach. Families that are referred to this parenting support service (or who seek out support themselves) receive visits to the home from a worker, that focus primarily on the child. For the first 12 weeks these ...

Biking the wineries of Hawke's Bay!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07 on Mar 31, 2014

1 comment, 54 photos

... Tracy gets a great idea...why don't we go biking out to see the gannet colonies at Cape Kidnappers? Well, 29 hot & hard-working kilometres later, we had done just that, and found ourselves barely able to get up to the Clifton Cafe for our reviving beer! We departed from the campsite and a great bike trail took us the first 5+ km, then we had to pedal along the sandy beach for about 8 ...