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

Krakatoa here we come !!

A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Jan 30, 2015

15 photos

We knew it was to be an early start and as we were heading off straight after the island tour we knew we had to pack the car in the morning but we hadn't realised how early it was to be.

We had a phone call last night to confirm the sailing but I heard Steve say "what time is it sailing right and what time do we have to be there" and a spluttered "7.15" was emitted. We've not been up up at that time for ages so alarm was duly set for 6. Two zombies drove up Landings Road ...

First days of work...

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn on Oct 24, 2014

3 comments, 17 photos

... time to make some money... first day of work - normally you get an orientation tour, meet a million people and immediately forget their names and basically stand around with deer-in-the-headlight eyes and a forced smile that makes your face ache... pretty standard. My first day, however, started with a Traditional Maori Welcome (called Pōwhiri Whakatau) which was an hour-long ceremony conducted entirely in Te Reo (Maori language) consisting of ...

I do like to be beside the seaside

A travel blog entry by suebar on Mar 26, 2014

1 photo

... and then walk up the volcano which makes up the island. We could see it across the sea from our apartment. It is New. Zealand's only marine volcano which means it is a volcano sticking out of the sea. We had watched while we ate breakfast that morning as it puffed away. It is far from dormant, let alone extinct. So we wandered up and down Whakatane's main shopping street and Barbara bought a pair of binoculars in preparation for ...

Back to Kawerau

A travel blog entry by edsutch on Jan 14, 2014

12 photos

... how we had been sat down chatting to her the week before. I think all of us felt more thankful to them, that they could both just take off at this sad time. Anyway less of the sad things, we only have 3 rooms to clean this morning and it has taken us no time. Between four people you fly through it, and so much easier to do. We all just go in and get on with different things. I hated cleaning rooms when I worked at the pub, it always took forever to do and so tedious. ...

White Island Volcanic Island

A travel blog entry by tony-helen on Jan 12, 2014

2 comments, 25 photos

... all of the fumaroles and lava lakes. Great fun. After about two hours of local history, including details of the men who worked here mining sulphur and all their accidents and turmoils, mining ceasing in 1933, we returned to the boat and had a lovely pic nic lunch. We were so keen to eat that we missed the swimming off the back of the boat after hearing the skipper telling people to get out.

The trip home was fun as the swell ...

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