Akaroa Dolphin Backpackers

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

Stars at Lake Tekapo and rare dolphins in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by paul_n_alex


The drive from Mt Cook to Lake Tekapo was lovely and short, or it might have been if Alex hadn't wanted to stop off to take photos of the millions of Lupin flowers that lined the side of the roads and fields. Granted they were very pretty and so colourful. Just outside Tekapo we stopped off at an observatory complex. The Tekapo region is famous for …

We're not in Sydney anymore Toto...

A travel blog entry by madeloblea


From a stressful night before and with 2 hours sleep, I was ready to get on that plane to NZ. Much anticipated.
I wish things were just a little more organised and well planned but doing the true Madelly style, I am doing everything on the whim.
So don't be surprised if my next couple of blogs consist of me whining and cursing the day I …

Van west naar oost

A travel blog entry by christieninnz

's Ochtends m'n rugzak voor de zoveelste keer compleet gereorganiseerd en op de bus naar Greymouth gestapt. Opnieuw een prachtige route. Nog een stukje van de Franz Josef gletsjer gezien, heerlijk groene bossen en de kust. Buschauffeur Morris was een geboren komiek (zoals zoveel Kiwi's) dus ik heb me uitstekend gemaakt. Om 13.15 waren we in …

Over the Wairau River for wine and whales

A travel blog entry by timreis


We may be finding that the weather has been hampering our plans somewhat in this country, but it is meaning that we're finding a lot more time for sampling the local wines, so it's not all bad. Yesterday we left Nelson and drove for a couple of hours to the Blenheim area where we stopped at the Highfield Estate vineyard for a free tasting of 6 of …

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 ...


    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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