Newzealand Backpackers

8 Nixon St , Auckland, North Island, 1007, New Zealand | Hostel
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A powerful learning place

A travel blog entry by kerrynjones


... with all the documentation shows a deep respect for children as strong and powerful learners. The learning stories and documentation of inquiries, strongly locate the educators within the learning and there are references to influences on their work such as Carol Dweck, Guy Claxton, Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee.Documentation of ongoing learning and curriculum inquiries are displayed on the walls and in the Stories of Interest folders. One of these inquiries, The Bush ...

On our way

A travel blog entry by chris_a


... trade in the notorious prostitution precinct around St Kilda. On the positive side, the drive to the airport from the Bolte Bridge had us see as many cars in the 20 minute journey as we would see in a day on the Savannah Way (i.e. almost none). At one point it was noted that there wasn't another vehicle in sight. A rare thing for the Tullamarine Tollway! The airport was unusually quiet, especially for Chris who is typically ...

Double Trouble

A travel blog entry by erotergum


... were bleeding from falling down on the rough surface of the pool top - not that it's about me or anything. I couldn't believe it - two kids in the space of an hour in exactly the same spot - what luck!! I'm beginning to think maybe lifeguarding isn't my calling in life - good thing I've only got two shifts left. The rest of the shift went by slowly and towards the end when we should have gotten quieter a youth group showed up in force. This was not fun. ...

Mount Doom, Hobbits, Caves and Sky

A travel blog entry by chuck


... the volcanic area of the one that erupted in 2012 forcing the evacuation of 50 students on a field trip to the park. This trail is challenging to say the least. Not only is it over 19kms long... but the constant change in elevation, rocky path and loose soil make this one of the hardest treks I've ever done! After 8 hours I emerged on the other side with sore feet and a mammoth thirst. Small price to pay for a once in a lifetime experience. Colourful hot springs Our next ...

Auckland fish.

A travel blog entry by peterprest

... boats as well as a couple of Americas cup boats. We drove into the docks and got up close to these rich mens toys. There was also a seafood festival going on by the docks so they were packed. After a short trip and a slightly windy ramp landing we arrived back at Will's house. The thank you bottle of wine had been sat in the car so we gave it to him rather embarrassed. After some lunch and filleting of the fish ...


This hostel, located on 8 Nixon St , Auckland, is near Piha Beach, AJ Hackett Bungy, Parnell Rose Gardens, and Karangahape Road (K Road).
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