Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The old Slaughter House Backpacker at Hector

Not far from Granity at a place called Hector there is one of New Zealand's most unusual backpacker hostels owned and operated by a colourful character called David Bridger. The hostel is situated on the site of the old slaughter house. An honest ten minute walk up into the bush by a steep path, by anyone's description, is well worth the effort. The hostel is nestled in amongst the bush and has breath taking views of the coast from south to north and far out to sea. David knows when to engage with people so we soon struck up a converstaion that was from the heart. This is the best kept secret in New Zealand and it wouldn't surprise me if it's number 1 on the list of the most popular backpackers for overseas travellers, though maybe yet to be discovered by Kiwis. This is definitely mountain biker's country and should be your next destination.
Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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