Lloyds Lodge Backpackers

10 Domain Road, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, North Island, 3120, New Zealand | Hostel

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Day 32 Whakatane

A travel blog entry by stuartandsue


Set off for Gizzy or Gisbourne via Whakatane but we liked the look of Whakatane so we decided to stay here for a night. Lovely sunny day in the 30's. We find a nice motel - The Cortez - with a pool and a nice courtyard. We check in and then go to the beach (it is actually a river mouth) for a sit and read, with a beer. It is beautiful and quiet. Enjoyed a coffee and florentine at Penny's cafe. Then back to the motel, more reading, ...

Back to Kawerau

A travel blog entry by edsutch


... of them are running around trying to sort everything out nice and early so they can have a full day there, both of them seem fine though. Especially Peter, he's got a great sense of humour. His mum was lovely too, we got to meet her at Christmas when she was here, she moved to New Zealand from England when she was young. So she loved to have a chat with us. Thankfully she didn't suffer bad and she was at a great age. It was sad and took us by shock when they told ...

Round the East Cape and back to Backpacking

A travel blog entry by tony-helen


... bay. Each bay outdoing the other and forcing us to frequently stop to admire the views. Our favourites were Whitanga Bay and Hicks Bay, despite the fact that we drove past the road to Hicks Bay twice. They tried to keep it hidden. It has an interesting curved wooden wharf if anyone is interested!

It is so difficult to describe the landscape. As you drive, you pass fabulous scenery on the seaward side but often forget that just the other side of the road are towering cliffs and ...

Kawerau Thermal Motel

A travel blog entry by edsutch


... with a stop in Hamilton, then further across to Cambridge before finally arriving in the thermally active town of Rotorua. The smell was something we had been warned of from the Sulphur and to start with it was pretty bad but we did soon get used to it in the hour wait we had outside the iSite for the connecting bus. As we had a decent break I went for a walk on the lookout for lunch, you guessed it Sushi! After about 10 minutes of walking and having no luck I came across a ...

December 30, 2013

A travel blog entry by acco


Last night we had a real adventure - we went to the bay of islands very late in the afternoon, only to find that the only place we could stay was a 'one star' pub... It was horrific but we had nowhere else to go. Too many bad things to write about, but we slept in a tiny bed that was wedged up against a wall, the toilet was in the hall and didn't have a lock, there was a big storm & the ...


This hostel, located on 10 Domain Road, Whakatane, is near Ohope Beach, Whale Island Tours - Swim With Dolphins, and Whale and Dolphin Watch.
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