Valdez Motor Lodge

1107 Karamu Road North, Hastings, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hastings

The Blow Kart

A travel blog entry by peterprest

... going down to the beach on the quad bike. I was allowed to drive it up and down the beach, my first time driving a quad and it is an awesome (although dangerous) machine. The body boarding was really good the waves were smaller but much easier to catch. Sadly the fishing rod caught nothing but weeds and rocks and then Tom managed to break the line.. So we headed back to the house for dinner and a game of take 2. (Like Scrabble). ...

Gangnam style

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... Rahna to pick up Harry. She's already set off to bring the rousies to us, so she turns round. Then as she gets going again, one of the rousies has to go home for a family emergency so Rahna has to find another rousie and finally gets going. We get to the shed and everyone is ready to go, it's 7.30am so we decide to start. Mark helps me and Trish rousie for the three shearers. Rahna turns up about 7.45am with Harry, Mahalia and Noho. It was a good day; went quick and ...

Eat, sleep, work, repeat....

A travel blog entry by khughes17

... off this morning that we started yesterday. The shed was a raised board; like the royal welsh show shearing competition set up. It was a nice shed but very dark and dingy. A rousie will always judge a shed on the toilet. If there's a nice toilet it's a good shed! Today was a good shed, toilet inside, with flush, light and a lock on the door! Some sheds have a tin house outside with a seat over a hole in the ground! Flies and all! Yuck! (I'll hold it in I think!) ...

A look around Hastings..

A travel blog entry by carolineanne22


... better shops!

A busy train line runs through the city centre where timber among other goods are transported up and down the country. I find it strange that there are no real public train lines as they are literally all I use in England. It would definitely make moving around the country a lot easier and more accessible to those who don't ...

Sailing, biking and wine with friends

A travel blog entry by wotters


... treat we really wanted to repay our hosts for their generosity and kindness. Yet again we were being given a lesson in how amazing virtual strangers can be when you’re a traveller. Cat and I will have a lot of repaying to do to future travellers! So we decided to cook dinner for them. I wanted to do a Jamie Oliver Indian steak recipe that I’ve cooked at home before. It’s easy, tasty and doesn’t require that many ingredients and would also ...

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This hotel, located on 1107 Karamu Road North, Hastings, is near Te Mata Peak, Grape Escape Ltd, Craggy Range Winery, and Sileni Estates.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsValdez Motor Lodge Hastings

    Reviewed by smbragg

    Lots of Room

    Reviewed Feb 16, 2013
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    Got a room with an upstairs bedroom. Lots of room to move around to work without bothering each other.

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

    TripAdvisor Reviews Valdez Motor Lodge Hastings

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding