A Quick Guide to Taupo, NZ (in the Off-Season)

Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake, located in the center of the country’s North Island. Taupo is the main tourist town, situated on the northwestern shores of Lake Taupo. Taupo is a popular tourist destination in the summer, known for its abundance of outdoor, adventure, and water activities. People flock to the lake to… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Taupo, NZ (in the Off-Season)

Haka Lodge Taupo: Staying in a Flashpackers Hostel

Flashpackers (n): someone who generally travels like a backpacker, but with a larger budget; usually prefers more comfort and convenience than traditional backpackers. Haka Lodge considers itself to be a flashpackers accommodation, or an “up-market backpackers” in their own words. You’ll find all of the usual characteristics of a hostel, including dorm rooms, common areas,… Continue reading Haka Lodge Taupo: Staying in a Flashpackers Hostel