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The 3-hour ferry crossing from Wellington to the South Island (Picton) was a nice experience, because finally the weather was beautiful again and the sun was shining under a clear blue sky. Especially the last hour when the ferry arrives in the fjords. Every few minutes you enjoy new fantastic views. The surrounding mountains are not as high as in …
I'm hoping the flight to Australia will be better than the flight from Auckland to Christchurch! I was not well for the last four days in the North Island, I went to the doctor due to major headaches, sore eyes, stiff neck, fever and night sweats. The doctor reckoned it was the flu, I disagree! I think it was too much sun, dehydration and heat …
We left Wellington early and caught the ferry to Kaikoura famous for its Whale watching. Unfortunately it rained and was overcast. Managed to see 2 whales which was good. We stayed in our first proper hostel here called Bad Jelly Hostel, met loads of interesting people and even managed to enjoy a hot Spa. (Pics to follow)
We flew from Auckland to Christchurch to save time and get some great views of the North Island. Ch'ch is a slice of home from home, from the English named streets to the punting down the Avon, large cathedral and central square and historic trams. The whole place has a relaxed and laid back feel to it, while also having an abundance of great bars …
... end of our tour! The Magic Bus picked us up outside our Base Hostel, well down the road at least after Geoff had ran down to the bus only to find the driver was with us! We finally boarded and attempted to use the advertised free wifi that apparently doesn’t work on any bus so that wasn’t great although the scenery was good entertainment and we were able to catch up on the sleep we missed out on at the hostel.
It only took about four ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsBad Jelly Backpackers Kaikoura
love love love this place, with double bed, only 6rooms, all lovely and homely, home made hot bread provided, hot tub, and sofa swing in the garden and free tea and coffee ....and $60 per night, what more would you want!!!!!!!
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TripAdvisor Reviews Bad Jelly Backpackers Kaikoura
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1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura | Hostelfrom $28
270 Esplanade, Kaikoura | 3 star hostelfrom $24
67 Beach Road, Kaikoura | Hostelfrom $39
37 Beach Road, Kaikoura | Hostelfrom $36
15 Deal Street, Kaikoura | Hostelfrom $27
26 West End, Kaikoura | Hostelfrom $27