Blackcurrant Backpackers

20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Taupo

The Long Walk Past Huka Falls

A travel blog entry by johnnym


My full day in Taupo, time to head out and see the Huka falls. I had seen a sign to them from the bus on the way in, which made it seem a long way out, but in fact it is walkable. The map suggests 30 minutes to the spa park, then 45 minutes to the falls, with the option of another 2 hour walk up to the Aratiatia dam. I walked down the hill into …

Schönes Wochenende in Taupo

A travel blog entry by hannaronja


Hallo ihr Lieben!

Ich muss mich erstmal entschuldigen, dass ihr so lange nichts mehr gehört bzw neues gelesen habt, aber in den letzten Wochen hatte ich immer viel um die Ohren, aber heute berichte ich euch! :)

- auch wenn es die letzten 3 Tage nicht so tolles Wetter war, waren die 2 Wochen davor wunderschön! Jeden Tag …


A travel blog entry by ocelotscott

Drive drive drive. Lake Taupo is beautiful. Shame I didn't get any photos before the sun went down. Nice town, despite its touristy feel. Off the next day with ground to cover. Would've liked to stay one more night here but I can't get everything (anything?) right.

Taupo: I did a skydive!!!

A travel blog entry by stephwhittock


I had a really simple travel day today, it took less than an hour to get to Taupo. The owner is really lovely and she has convinced me to do a skydive. I have been wanting to do one for years. They are so expensive at home but here or Oz are the cheapest places. With time and opportunities gone and me leaving in 2 weeks, it was now or never. She …

My very special X-mas present

A travel blog entry by supergrobi


Short update:
Sometimes, the world is crazy and sometimes you can handle it only with even more craziness! b2I

Merry X-mas!

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This hostel, located on 20 Taniwha Street, Taupo, is near Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort, Taupo Bungy, and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBlackcurrant Backpackers Taupo

    Reviewed by bridgetsblog


    Reviewed Dec 20, 2011
    by (6 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    welcome was a breath of fresh air, could not be more helpful. Room big and clean and there was outdoor space to sit and chat. Overall very friendly and hospitable

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

    Reviewed by flipflopping

    does the job

    Reviewed Jun 14, 2011
    by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    really clean bathrooms and rooms. nice staff, ok size kitchen cheap laundry!

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    Reviewed by janeski

    Best welcome ever!

    Reviewed Oct 11, 2010
    by (8 reviews) Reigate , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Blackcurrant Backpackers is an amazing place to stay. I was given the most amazing welcome out of all the hostels I stayed in during my two months moving around NZ. Everyone is very friendly and they geniunely want to make your stay more pleasurable for you. I had a booked for a dorm bed in a 6 bed dorm I think but was given a double bed within a dorm which I think was a 5 bed dorm. The facilties were all quite new, clean and well looked after.
    The hostel had a really friendly feel to it and the staff would introduce you to other guests quite often.......also due to the friendly welcome everyone is given I found that made the backpackers more open to chatting to others.....I met loads of people here and stayed for over a week, split by about a month.
    This hostel got 'top pick' for in the 2010 Lonely Planet and I can truly see why, it was fab.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Blackcurrant Backpackers Taupo

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding