Occidental Backpackers

Address: 208 Hereford St, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 208 Hereford St, Christchurch, is near Cashel Street, Bridge of Remembrance, Latimer Square, and Worcester Boulevard.
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Travel Blogs from Christchurch

Kia Ora New Zealand!

A travel blog entry by kvstark on Feb 06, 2015

... writing this entry, post it, and do a couple of other things online, but I ended up goofing off and reading and fell asleep around 8. At least I hope it was as late at 8 pm because it would be a little ridiculous to go to bed before that. I woke up around 11:15 PM feeling sort of refreshed and got ready for bed a little better than just falling asleep in my clothes. Then went back to bed.
I'm actually sort of glad for the extra sleep this morning as ...


A travel blog entry by langardi on Jan 03, 2015

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... hours until our hotel had a room ready for us. Fortunately, the Kiwis were in good form and by nine we were ensconced and well on he way to catching up with lost sleep. Having woken, we caught the bus to Christchurch City which is still in the process of being rebuilt after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Much ...

Day 10

A travel blog entry by dawnet on Dec 15, 2014

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... I saw the reconstruction of the Bridge of Remembrance, punting on the River Avon, the Botanical Gardens and I still had a few things that I didn't do or see. A lovely town. I got back to the hotel just before 6 and kept thinking I have missed an email about meeting up with the team. 10 minutes after getting to my room, I get a call from the tour leader asking if I am joining everyone for dinner, obviously I ...

Arthur's Pass to ChristChurch

A travel blog entry by barbarahattemer on Dec 08, 2014

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... when it gets tall, it puts out short, tender leaves that are greener and softer than the original plant. This is totally a defense mechanism to survive until it becomes a mature plant. After breakfast we set off on another adventure with our learned guide Nikki. She drove us to Pearson Lake which is serenely peaceful and we spent a long time watching the grebe duck swim, go under and reappear again. It was so relaxing, I was tempted just ...

The Forbidden Pool

A travel blog entry by nbinette04 on Jul 02, 2014

... we left the pools, again feeling relaxed and refreshed. We did a bit more browsing though town, and enjoyed a very nice lunch of seafood chowder and soup at a local cafe. We then headed on another scenic drive through freshly snow capped mountains to Christchurch. We arrived at around 2 30, and decided to find the tourist information center. We headed to the city center, and Natalie was amazed to see how the downtown core of Christchurch had changed since she was last there ...

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