Hat Trick Lodge Backpackers' Hostel

25 Wallace Street, Motueka, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
Prices starting from $28.00

Travel Blogs from Motueka

Tasman Sea--Now with Added Penguins!

A travel blog entry by flyingadventure


Today we loafed about. No flying. The morning was wasted chatting with Safari companions in Motueka at various coffee shops. We did learn some key NZ expressions.

MAMILS: Middle Aged Men In Lycra, syn: cyclists

Bogans: Annoying young men with noisy cars and no visible means of support, syn: white trash. Caution, this term may be …

Paraparaumu to Nelson

A travel blog entry by flyingadventure


Today we could make a slower start to the day. Flying would be only one leg, this afternoon we would hop the Cook Strait again to finish on the South Island. The bus collected us all from our hotels at 9:30 and took us to the Southwards Car Museum for brunch. Brunch was followed by time to take a leisurely look at this eclectic car collection. The …

Over the Hill to Golden Bay

A travel blog entry by mdod


... and tons of stalactites hanging down from the ceiling, some with moss growing on them. We entered maybe 2/3 of the way up and went down a long stairway that started in green plants and ended at a viewing platform facing the barren gray cave. My notes said to bring headlamps, which we didn’t have, but the whole side is open so sun does light it up somewhat. You have to stay on the platform, pretty far from the walls, so I doubt most headlamps would have much ...

Exploring Takaka Hill

A travel blog entry by mdod


... corner on our side of the road. As they skidded toward us I thought “This is it. We should have gotten the extra insurance.” But they managed to stop in time. They were all laughing (probably at the expression on my face) as they continued passed us.

After checking into Eden’s Edge and taking our first shower in two days (ahhhh!) we drove into town for a nice dinner at Chockdee Thai and picked up some chocolate ice cream at the Countdown across the street. ...

A tale of two halves

A travel blog entry by suebar


... Swiss couple as Jennifer had developed a huge blister the day before and was finding the walk too painful. We had our elevenses there and left them behind to be collected by a boat a ferried on to the next lodge. Then we walked along the beach before following the path up and over the second hill by which time it was time for picnic lunches at Tonga Quarry Bay. A welcome break with another 5 km under our belts. Pippy had stayed with the Swiss couple for the boat ...


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TravelPod Member ReviewsHat Trick Lodge Backpackers' Hostel Motueka

Reviewed by flyingadventure

Eco driven to the extreme

Reviewed Mar 28, 2013
by (4 reviews) Longmont , United States Flag of United States

Tidy room. Peculiar way to monitor and limit electricity use. All 3 outlets in the room are run through a single timer . You are required to push the switch every 30 minutes. No overnight charging of electronics.

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

TripAdvisor Reviews Hat Trick Lodge Backpackers' Hostel Motueka

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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