The Windsor Lodge Backpackers

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

Day 32 Whakatane

A travel blog entry by stuartandsue on Feb 24, 2014

6 photos

... and a dip in the pool. Long walk down by the river where people were racing canoes. Instead of car parking at your door, the motel has a courtyard with BBQ, tables and benches. We have a BBQ steak and salad and joined by a couple from Devon, a lad settled in NZ originally from Manchester (United side) and a Aussie from Australia!!! A good night was had by all. I like Whakatane and the motel. Not much to write about but a good restful ...

Kawerau Thermal Motel

A travel blog entry by edsutch on Jan 04, 2014

5 photos

... of people around the area. After driving 10 minutes away from Rotorua and seeing nobody we arrived at the lake, cars and people all over! We drove around to the far side of the lake where it was slightly quieter, still a load of people around but the small beach area actually had some room for us to sit. The water was cold but we still went in, once you were in then it became bareable and you had to stay under the water to keep the breeze of your shoulders. We spent a good ...

Active marine volcano crater

A travel blog entry by perkins2013 on Jul 13, 2013

11 photos

... pressure builds up and it unleashes it's fury again.

This was not the end of our days magic, however, as during our return boat ride to the harbour, our captain advised us to be on the lookout for whales or dolphins as there may still be the odd one lingering about during winter. Not too soon after he had issued this suggestion, one of the guests spotted a couple of common dolphins on the way to say hello and as we watched them dart in and out of view, one of the guides ...

Bay of Plenty

A travel blog entry by jessicalewin on Apr 03, 2013

... the world to various exhibitions, including Sydney, Melbourne, and even London! It had even spent 40 years stored in the cellar of the V & A museum before being shipped back to the south island. Eventually in 1996 it was returned to the Ngatiawa tribe as part of the 'Deed of Settlement' agreement. We were then given an official welcome into the Marae by her colleagues. First of all we experienced the Haka by a male (another colleague demonstrating the ...

Checking in

A travel blog entry by travlguru on Mar 14, 2013

3 comments, 10 photos

... I am backpacking for my royal birthday so I have nothing to complain about. All is well here on the farm tho. Been hot daily. They desperately need rain here though and wish it would come. Cut down a full tree and chopped into 1' chunks today. Was a lot harder than expected even using a chainsaw. Craig and I picked a 5gal bucket full of hazelnuts off the ground yesterday. It was ridiculously tidiest. And back breaking as you had to be on all ...

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