I’m here introducing Kat—cause Kat’s where it’s at. I’m wondering how she’s qualified to run a hostel; she claims its from all of her traveling experience. She’s been surfing and snowboarding all over– from Europe, America, Central America, South America. She finally settled down in Rio where she opened a backpackers, and kept that up […]

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This was quite simply a brilliant day. I will be really honest, the temperature was around 12 degrees and the sea temperature was similar, August is late winter in Whangamata. I didn’t actually want to get out of bed. But lying around in bed isn’t really an option at Surf n Stay and after the […]

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Good morning from Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s most popular cities, it’s a beautiful autumn day today, May the Eighth. The area itself is quite beautiful, with the South island’s Lake Wakatipu set against the Southern Alps. Queenstown is known for its amazing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, and for its adventure sports. Depending on […]

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It’s May the 5th, were on our way out of Oamaru where we spent two nights at the YHA Oamaru Backpackers. We stayed here with Sandy and her dog Shadow. They had a cat too. Overall we were very pleased with our Oamaru accommodation. We flipped a coin in Dunedin deciding whether we’d head North […]

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Dunedin is the second largest city on the south island and the seventh largest city in New Zealand. So whats the first thing you need to get organised in Dunedin? Accommodation. It was May 2015 when we visited and and stayed at Manor House Backpackers. Why would you visit Dunedin? Mainly, people come to Dunedin […]

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