Hat Trick Lodge Backpackers' Hostel

25 Wallace Street, Motueka, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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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 …

Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan


... as well as delicate sand formations, and forcing the ocean to crash painfully into the shore. We wander over the dunes towards the sea, moving towards a large rock formation for a little shelter. As we approach it we see a seal pup playing in the surf and as we get closer we see more of them – there’s probably a dozen in total playing in the rock pools nearby, with no parents in sight. They’re a little scared but get brave when they realise we ...

Day 126 - Paddling for Home

A travel blog entry by costin


... lunch and somewhere to stay for the night. Our food options were pretty limited as we were trying to eat at a funny time, so we ended up at a dodgy takeaway pizza place. It wasn't great, but it was at least cheap. Motueka is the last major stop before Abel Tasman, so it was easy to find ourselves somewhere to stay. Despite the relaxed nature of the last three days, the paddling itself had taken it out of us, so we had a pretty quiet night at the ...

Peppers Lodge

A travel blog entry by dianeandmike

... It was a cute beach town where we were scheduled to get on a boat to our lodge. After some lunch we boarded the boat. We were dropped off in the sand and walked a km into the reception area. A kind busboy rode his atv with our luggage. Mike and I had memories of the Tokoriki in Fiji and our landing in the sand there. ...


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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.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Hat Trick Lodge Backpackers' Hostel Motueka

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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