Akaroa Dolphin Backpackers
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAkaroa Dolphin Backpackers
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.
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... we boarded a large tour bus and made our way up the winding road ascending to the inside rim of the ancient volcano crator that forms the Akaroa harbor. (Goggle Akaroa, NZ and take a look at the harbor in center of ancient volcano crater in satellite view). As we drive thru the Canterbury Plains toward the Southern Alps of New Zealand's South Island, we'll be passing near ...
... ring Nanny Wells!) We enjoyed a hot chocolate and mochachino in a cafe that looked like a beautiful English cottage, surrounded by a white picket fence and roses leading up the garden path.
We then enjoyed a lazy evening in the camp TV room enjoying a bottle of red, and to Chris's disgust we watched Australian Bachelor and Doc Martin. We met a lovely couple also taking a year out from work. We discussed travel stories and shared travel tips.
The Christchurch Top10 holiday park had an absolutely awesome playground, including a bouncy "pillow". Natalie and Grandad had an amazing time.
... houses which have had to be abandoned. The Gondola has only recently reopened and we watched the cable cars soaring up to the top of the Port Hills, a collapsed crater rim of an extinct volcano. We were soon in a cable car of our own being whisked steadily upwards. It was a fun ride and took about ten minutes to reach the top from where we had a panoramic view down to the city centre and the ocean on one side and ...
... or 5000 feet deep to eat in the bottom of the ocean trench. They remain down for close to one hour. The boats track locations and timings to try to be there when they surface. They also use an underwater mic to listen for the whales echo location as they ascend. We spent some exciting time in anticipation watching for the whale to surface and off to our port one appeared. The boat pulls ...