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New Zealand - Accomodation
16 March - 8 April 2010
New Zealand
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In New Zealand we stayed in hostels. After two nights in Auckland we drove south to Te Kuiti, stopping at Casara Mesa Backpackers for the night.
In New Zealand we stayed in hostels. After two nights in Auckland we drove south to Te Kuiti, stopping at Casara Mesa Backpackers for the night.
Hostels are budget oriented accomodation, typically with shared facilities (e.g. the kitchen).
Hostels are budget oriented accomodation, typically with shared facilities (e.g. the kitchen).
The view from Casara Mesa Backpackers.
The view from Casara Mesa Backpackers.
Our next stop was The Ski Haus in National Park Village - not surprisingly used as a ski lodge in the winter.
Our next stop was The Ski Haus in National Park Village - not surprisingly used as a ski lodge in the winter.
One of the highlights of this place was the in-room shelving, which we quickly filled.
One of the highlights of this place was the in-room shelving, which we quickly filled.
We then moved onto Paekakariki Backpackers, north of Wellington. The only room left was the yurt!
We then moved onto Paekakariki Backpackers, north of Wellington. The only room left was the yurt!
Not surprisingly, the yurt had no bathroom. In New Zealand we almost always had a private room, but shared a bathroom about half of the time.
Not surprisingly, the yurt had no bathroom. In New Zealand we almost always had a private room, but shared a bathroom about half of the time.
Watson's Way Backpackers in Renwick, Marlborough wine region.
Watson's Way Backpackers in Renwick, Marlborough wine region.
After the wine region we drove to the west coast, heading north to The Old Slaughterhouse in Hector.
After the wine region we drove to the west coast, heading north to The Old Slaughterhouse in Hector.
The hostel was a ten minute walk up the mountain from the road and car park below.
The hostel was a ten minute walk up the mountain from the road and car park below.
This was probably one of the nicest and most interesting places we stayed.
This was probably one of the nicest and most interesting places we stayed.
The owners generate their own electricity from a mountain stream.
The owners generate their own electricity from a mountain stream.
We drove south to Punakaiki and stayed at Te Nikau, which is a group of several small cabins.
We drove south to Punakaiki and stayed at Te Nikau, which is a group of several small cabins.
We stayed in the Rata Retreat.
We stayed in the Rata Retreat.
Accomodation took a turn for the worse at Glow Worm Cottages in Franz Joseph Glacier.
Accomodation took a turn for the worse at Glow Worm Cottages in Franz Joseph Glacier.
Only shared rooms were available, which we didn't mind too much. However, Glow Worm Cottages was larger than previous places we'd stayed, and wasn't as clean. There were bits of food on the kitchen counter.
Only shared rooms were available, which we didn't mind too much. However, Glow Worm Cottages was larger than previous places we'd stayed, and wasn't as clean. There were bits of food on the kitchen counter.
The spa was neither hot nor bubbly. In fact it was empty and filled with assorted junk.
The spa was neither hot nor bubbly. In fact it was empty and filled with assorted junk.
We moved inland to Wanaka seeking sunnier skies and improved accomodation.
We moved inland to Wanaka seeking sunnier skies and improved accomodation.
We found both - the rain stopped and our accomodation at Wanaka Bakpaka was top notch.
We found both - the rain stopped and our accomodation at Wanaka Bakpaka was top notch.
The private bathroom is off to the right.
The private bathroom is off to the right.
The kitchen was recently remodeled and very clean.
The kitchen was recently remodeled and very clean.
The common room overlooked the lake.
The common room overlooked the lake.
White leather...further evidence we were no longer in Franz Joseph.
White leather...further evidence we were no longer in Franz Joseph.
 


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