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

Maori history & a volcanic island (almost!)

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsmexico


Sadly the weather was against us & we weren't able to visit White Island, an active volcano. The captain of the boat deemed it too dangerous. Whilst it just looked like a storm to us, we haw to bow to his superior knowledge. At least we got to visit the place called Whakatane (that's pronounced ...

Day 32 Whakatane

A travel blog entry by stuartandsue


... 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 ...

Rain and Shine

A travel blog entry by walksabout


... the fact that they are grown just down the road and are very fresh as opposed to having to fly 12000 miles to end up in our supermarkets. After breakers (Carole -or a brickfist as it is pronounced locally) we packed up and set off south. I have to say that after a night of pitter patter another days drive with the clatter of pots and pans would have been unbearable. However due to some excellent work by the cabin crew who by stuffing various items of clothing into drawers ...

Packing Dilema and Ferry to Croatia not running!

A travel blog entry by abi.latham


... house sitters sorted, dog groomers paid up, insurance confirmed on house and for travel and yet there is so much more we would have liked sorted before taking off. I don't know how people went away before without an IPAD, SKYPE, GPS, Digital Photography, etc.

So its take a deep breath, visit our respective parents and hop on that plane in 2 sleeps or will it be 1 and a half cause I am now EXCITED and can't sleep?


Dog Trial and Road Block Party

A travel blog entry by travlguru


... is a good dog but can not bark standing still making him not a very good dog for trials. In this event, the shepherd stands at the bottom on this massive hill and uses a whistle toe guide to dog to positions to which the sheep will walk straight up the hill between the guided posts. There's the straight climb and criss cross climb which sounds as it is. Multiple posts in which the sheep must go through in orderly fashion. Crazy how ...


    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.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Windsor Lodge Backpackers Whakatane

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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