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

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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

... They came over when we got out and started to lick the car. The night before, they must have wandered passed and licked the window whilst we were sleeping. I kind of wish Anja had looked out of the curtain and seen a massive horse head there in the middle of the night – I imagine she would have peed herself. Anyway, horses licking your car is a pretty amusing sight until one decides to try and bite it, leaving some nice big scratches just above one of the windows. Stupid horse.

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, ...

Preparations for the trip

A travel blog entry by astrix7 on Mar 23, 2014

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... plus a few cups of tea a day, and two hots and a cot, to be happy.

Since my 2nd marriage ended 6 years ago, I have experimented with taking small solo 3 or 4 day trips away to towns around the North Island. I even went over solo to my brother Pete's 60th birthday for 10 days to Airlie Beach in North Queensland. For the last 21/2 years I also did some long-weekend traveling with my really good friend Leone. This culminated in 10 ...