Akaroa Dolphin Backpackers

108 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 8161, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Akaroa

Happy Birthday Susie from Akaroa

A travel blog entry by john-and-anne


John and I woke to find huge rolling hills sliding past our window. Had to have a look. It's not 8.00am yet, the sky will be blue, there will be light cloud but the sun hasn't fully risen as yet. The ship is beginning to turn and we can see three tenders being readied to be lowered for us to use to get to shore. Akaroa is used because Lyttleton was so damaged by the 2011 earthquake that it can't be used as a port for us any more. I've got my ...

Last stop, Christchurch

A travel blog entry by simonandamanda


... through the Waipara wine growing region and seeing vineyards on either side. We pass many famous wineries including Waipara Hills and Pegasus Bay but weren't tempted to stop and taste. We nearly manages to get lost on the last leg of our journey as the instructions are quite complicated and the GPS refuses to work most of the time but at last we drew up at Otahuna Lodge, looking just as peaceful and beautiful as we remembered.


Swimming with Dolphins (or not) in Akaroa Harbour

A travel blog entry by carolineanne22


... this is nature and these are animals - we were lucky to see them up close regardless! I would definitely chance another swim next time in Akaroa. Considering I've been in the unlucky 10% of cruises once, I would have to be terribly unlucky to fall into it again.

Mum had already eaten her fish and chips without me (cheeky) but waited with me while I ate mine outside the chippie on the benches, and then it was back to Christchurch once more..


Day in Christchurch

A travel blog entry by laracamille

... it was very interesting but I can't really remember what I saw already! Whoops! after that I went to some shops, then wandered back to the hostel taking the long route so I could find out where I was getting picked up in the morning, then back at the hostel I had crumpets for lunch and a nice cuppa tea �� I then planned the trip so I know where il be and when, then went back to the supermarket so I could get some more bits and some food for lunch ...

Finals and mange

A travel blog entry by ewlyon

Well I have one final done and three to go, with the next one in about 14 hours, so I have a good stretch of studying ahead of me. After that there will be a barbecue in the afternoon as a sort of going away party for the people who have already finished their finals and are leaving soon. It will be a busy weekend for me because the morning after the barbecue I will be hitchhiking up to Kaikoura with ...


    TravelPod Member ReviewsAkaroa Dolphin Backpackers

    Reviewed by paul_n_alex

    Very homely, excellent staff

    Reviewed Dec 15, 2011
    by (23 reviews) Leicester , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The woman that owns this place is very friendly and so helpful. We got treated to an upgrade to the big double room. It was huge and included a sofa and TV area. The other rooms also looked good and we noticed them cleaning every morning.
    The kitchen is pretty small and basic, but then again the hostel itself can't accommodate many, so it's probably never too busy.
    Loved our stay here.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Akaroa Dolphin Backpackers

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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