Aloe Tree Backpacker

17 St. Georges Bay Road, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Auckland

New Zealand Summary

A travel blog entry by f.goldthorpe


... has only had a human presence since the thirteenth century when the Polynesians settled there. Prior to that New Zealand was a paradise for plants and birds. Many of the birds were flightless including the national bird, the kiwi.

The Polynesians brought dogs and rats (why?) to New Zealand and the Europeans who arrived in the nineteenth century imported other mammals that preyed on the ground nesting native birds. As a result many native bird species have become ...

They think it's all over ... It is now!

A travel blog entry by phil100652


... and of course the fabulous New Zealand, a country that has absolutely everything. The stunning scenery of its mountains and lakes, its sheer range of natural beauty from glaciers to geysers, it's amazing wildlife (penguins, dolphins, whales, albatross, kiwis, etc), its easy and relaxed way of life, and its relative sparsity of population (4.5 million in all compared with the UK's 65 million) making driving ...

North Island Capers

A travel blog entry by kiwi.campers


G'Day Mates! After a reasonable trip from Oz, we landed in Auckland and picked up the camper van. Step one was a short drive via grocery and wine stop to a campsite south of town. Our first roughing it experience...didn't get much sleep! Off we went early am to Coromandel Penninsula , Hot water Beach and Cathedral cove. Ignoring the warnings Greg stuck his feet in boiling water and we have a wonderful photo not to share of four old ***** in the hot sand! Reasonable weather . ...

We're both here, but probably not quite all there!

A travel blog entry by barbaramorse9


... do list of most visitors to Auckland, I imagine.

We have now retired back to the hotel for a very early night to prepare ourselves for the extensive itinerary we have planned for ourselves tomorrow. Sorry, no scenic photos to accompany this entry, but a photo of the most welcome sight we'd seen all day when we got to our hotel room. (Well, we are British.....)

Perfume and Chocolates

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy


We all had to line up at the crew office at 6:30am to turn in our laminexes and declaration forms, and pay our tabs. Leah*, Sheila*, and I were the first in line. It was definitely worth getting up a little earlier and getting it over with so we could go back to sleep before work.

During the morning shift, we got some nice tips including the best chocolates ever (Hillier's from AUS) and one mom even got us each a tiny bottle of ...


This hostel, located on 17 St. Georges Bay Road, Auckland, is near Auckland Museum, Viaduct Harbour, Parnell, and Ewelme Cottage.
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