The Windsor Lodge Backpackers

Address: 10 Merritt St, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, North Island, 3080, New Zealand | Hostel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Windsor Lodge Backpackers Whakatane

Reviewed by mshats1

A true home away from home

Reviewed Feb 28, 2011
by (1 review) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

A very pleasant stay! Owners were really nice and made you feel right at home. The hostel is clean, close to the supermarket and the centre.

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TripAdvisor Reviews The Windsor Lodge Backpackers Whakatane

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

Travel Blogs from Whakatane

We're off

A travel blog entry by abi.latham on May 28, 2015

5 photos

... dropped us at the airport where we also met Joan, Oli's mum who came to wave him off.

Oli was bouncing off the walls excited, so excited I think it was hard for him to comprehend or take things in - poor wee possum. As was his usual self he was talking a hundred miles an hour with no pauses. Correction, he was not talking, he was yelling LOL. He handled the experience like a ...

Krakatoa here we come !!

A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Jan 30, 2015

15 photos

... to swim and cool down. I didn't see them but there were marlin swimming around and one of the male guides dived and brought up a bag of sea urchins. Then proceeded to cut them in half, swam out from the boat a bit and fed the fish. Those with snorkels could see them under the surface. The Maoris eat these sea urchins raw as a delicacy and some people on board were eating them. All I can say is Yuk !! Though I know Dave is up to eating anything out of the sea so there you are Dave ...

First days of work...

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn on Oct 24, 2014

3 comments, 17 photos

... and suchlike, that would certainly make my job a whole lot easier.

Part of my induction included training on the different sirens that are set off in town - one long siren is for fire, whilst a warbling siren is the Tsunami warning. Whilst the procedure for a fire is pretty straight-forward, the procedure for a Tsunami is less clear, with half of the population of Whakatane understanding the Tsunami siren as 'run for the hills', whilst ...

Day 60 - Gisborne to Whakatane (116 miles)

A travel blog entry by dewdsontour on Mar 16, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... the rainforest of South Island. Not surprising then that the rain got worse. We hairpinned our way for 60 km up and down through the Waloeka Gorge Scenic Reserve in mist and rain with some spectacular drops when the visibility allowed and nothing at all really when it didn't. Various bits of debris from the storm on the road including small falls of rocks but nothing that hampered progress. The one tree that was down ...

Back to Kawerau

A travel blog entry by edsutch on Jan 14, 2014

12 photos

... left earlier. As we had finished the rooms so quickly, Rae had a few things to make to take with her for the wake. So Shannon and I helped make a big salad, with a home made salad dressing, and then I made another salad dressing for them. Then after they had finished with that I was going to make some scones as Rae mentioned about making some, I wasn't sure whether to make savoury or sweet ones. We didn't have anything for lunch so we could have cheese scones for lunch. ...

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