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

A journey back in time

A travel blog entry by 17penwortham on Dec 22, 2014

10 photos

... cold sitting on the boat with the spray. A passenger kindly loaned Deb a spare jacket to help keep warm. The skipper slowed the boat down occasionally to point out shoals of fish feeding close to the surface and gulls appeared seemingly from no where to join the feast. After approximately 90 minutes, the skipper slowed the engine as we entered the harbour. It was nice to motor at a sedate pace after the speed of ocean voyage, We disembarked ...

Hamster impressions

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit on Apr 20, 2014

5 photos

... and cover it with hessian sacks and lots of dirt to keep the heat in from really hot rocks sitting at the bottom of the hole. The food tasted amazing once we got it out of the ground and we all went up for seconds. The less we ate, however, meant more food for locals kids, as whatever we didn't eat, we packed up into portions to be taken to the local school so they could have a decent meal. The lodge had been set up to give back ...

New Zealand - Rotorua & Rotoiti

A travel blog entry by gazburn on Feb 26, 2014

11 photos

... it was time to take the boat out for another spin. Realising that fishing wasn't really our thing we decided to go cliff jumping. I use the term cliff loosely as Kim and I restricted ourselves to the kiddies rocks. Caroline however out put both to shame with a genuinely scary leap from the highest point. The lake was a bit nippy so in the afternoon we headed for some more hot springs. Unlike the super hot ones in Rotorua, these were cold enough to bathe in. There were four tubs, all of ...

Round the East Cape and back to Backpacking

A travel blog entry by tony-helen on Jan 13, 2014

2 comments, 21 photos

... It is such great fun to drive on the roads. The roads are almost empty of other traffic, and the roads are narrow, twisty and you are always going uphill or downhill, never on the flat.
Each significant corner has a speed limit sign ranging from 85 to as little as 15 kilometres an hour. It is so much fun especially when you reach the one lane bridges that you need to negotiate. The other great thing about driving here is that your speed limit in any town is only 50 ...

Kawerau Thermal Motel

A travel blog entry by edsutch on Jan 04, 2014

5 photos

... 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 ...

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