The Windsor Lodge Backpackers

10 Merritt St, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, North Island, 3080, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Whakatane

And I thought the volcanic island would be scary

A travel blog entry by eileenj

Another update on the iPod. I'm getting better at this two finger typing on a tiny keyboard. Inspite of the beach paradise Mt. Maunganui was I eventually left. I could have even left a day sooner as the weather became cloudy & cool but the local bus to my next destination doesn't on Sundays. So I left Monday afternoon for the town of Whakatane. …

Written versus oral

A travel blog entry by sachago


Whakatane is pronounced 'Fokka-tar-nay'?! Yep... Maoris did not have a written language... When names of their villages had been transcripted, not everyone did a thorough job!


A travel blog entry by gavnich77


So, I was up early to get on the naked bus to Whakatane and I’m sorry to disappoint but there are no photos of me on it. Actually, the Naked Bus is just the name of the bus company and is supposed to be a low-cost budget bus company but this is the first route where I’ve it to be cheaper than Intercity. I think you need to book early to …

Whakatane: act like a man

A travel blog entry by mshats1


Whakatane, pronounced 'Fokkatarney', is a town in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The 'sunniest town in New Zealand', Whakatane sits on the river of the same name and is surrounded by flat-topped hills, remnants of ancient pa (Maori fortress that were built to defend their lands and waters). It is said that Maori settled on this land more than 1000 …


A travel blog entry by wadester


Pronounced correctly fa-ka-ta-ne. No s******s please. So I was looking for a beach and some sun. No beach at Whakatane but nearly this is Ohope beach. Was a-mazing. Oh, and I found the sun – thank god. Unfortunately the sand flies found me. Must be a pleasure/pain thing.

Not many backpacker hostels in Whakatane. Choice of 2. I went …


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

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