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Best Bunks In The World!

My grandmother always told me to invest in good shoes and a good bed – because if you’re not in one, you’re in the other! She was a wise woman, and we’ve taken her words to heart at Haka Lodge; we’ve made sure that our beds tick all the right boxes. We’d even go so far as to say that our bunks are the best bunks in the world!

Why are they so good, you ask?

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Queenstown and why I love it.

Queenstown is many things to many people. It’s a stunning place full of natural beauty, with views that leave you in awe of the natural beauty and envious of those that get to live here.

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Five Ways Living In A Hostel Prepares You For The Real World

When you’re traveling it can seem like the ‘real world’ is a million miles away. You’re in a new country, you’ve made new friends and maybe you’ve even become a new you. However, the things and skills you learn while you’re traveling can help you in real world situation when you go home – wherever and whenever that might be.

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Dolphins and Orca and Whales, Oh My!

There are not many hostels in New Zealand that can boast a view of Orca from their lounge, but that’s exactly what Haka Lodge Paihia had last Friday the 31st of July! Early in the morning, Orca made their way in from the outer chain of Islands, around Tapeka point and swam right into Paihia Wharf, less than five metres from the shore.

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Canterbury Skiing and Snowboarding

When the temperature drops, Canterbury’s peaks become a winter playground – with more ski areas than anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere.

From family friendly fields to off-piste exhilaration, our region caters to anyone looking for snow-fuelled fun and adventure. When you’re planning your adventures on the slopes, remember to factor in some time to experience the warm Canterbury welcome waiting for you après ski.

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Haka Lodge Auckland and The City of Sails

Less than one month into opening and Haka Lodge Auckland is already becoming an iconic part of K-Road. The building’s prolific nightlife history goes back years and still brings up fond memories from the locals. The tales these walls could tell…

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Haka Lodge Auckland Opening Night

Our newest and most recent hostel has just opened in Auckland! Haka Lodge Auckland is situated on K’ Road (373 Karangahape Road), right in the heart of the city! The opening night happened two weeks ago and we kicked things off with a bang, Auckland style!

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Haka Lodge Paihia Opening Night!

Haka Lodges are proud to announce the opening of their third hostel – Haka Lodge Paihia! With the whole Haka Team flown up from around the country, we celebrated in style at our opening party.

We had local agents and business owners up for the evening to sample some food and wine and have a look around our gorgeous new property overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands.

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The Winterless North

As winter sets in for the southern hemisphere, most people coming to New Zealand have their sights set on the snow. But the wise few among the crowd have set aside time in their trip to visit the hidden jewel in New Zealand’s winter mantle: The Winterless North.

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The Orbiter Bus and the Metrostar Bus in Christchurch, NZ

In our series on public transportation in Christchurch, we have focused on the Christchurch metropolitan bus system. In our first post, we looked at pricing and discussed how the buses in Christchurch work.

In our second post, we talked about how you can get to the lodge from Christchurch airport by taking the Purple Line bus. In our continuing series, this post will now look at two very important and vital buses; The Orbiter and the Metrostar. As Haka Lodge has a bus stop literally right outside of it, bussing around CHCH is a great option for those on a budget!

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