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Bushy Park Homestead

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791 Rangitatau East Road RD8 Kai Iwi, Whanganui 4578 New Zealand
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#2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Whanganui
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1906 Edwardian Country Homestead 25 minutes north off SH3 from Whanganui City. Home Stay Bed and breakfast next to predator free bird sanctuary in beautiful garden setting and bush walks with amazing hill top views of the country side and native bush. Five spacious bed rooms, bunk house and sites for motor homes and camping. Liquor Licence on site and available for functions, events and conferencing. A great break away from busy city living or a day trip, a walk in the bushy and enjoy the native bird life and see one of the largest Rata trees in New Zealand standing at 39.7m tall then finish off with a devonshire tea or lunch in the homestead.
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Sue M wrote a review May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand132 contributions40 helpful votes
We have visited before and thought it couldn't get any better! But our latest visit to Bushy Park Homestead surpassed our expectations ! Although the weather was cold, the Homestead was warm throughout with a welcoming fire in the Billiard Room. We were looked after most wonderfully by Dale and all his staff, with cups of tea, cakes, delicious evening meals, and an ample breakfast. The six of us had a memorable experience, enjoying good company in elegant surroundings, walking within the fascinating sanctuary, and exploring Whanganui. Thank you!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alistair450 wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand135 contributions32 helpful votes
This gracious historic homestead 24km from Whanganui offers guests a very good experience. Dale and his team are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. There are five bedrooms and several formal and informal spaces and period furniture adds to the atmosphere. The food is excellent and dinner offers the opportunity to chat with other guests. A wide range of drinks is available at very reasonable prices. Two nights stay are better than one as it will give you the opportunity to walk the tracks and admire the bush and the prolific bird life that flourishes inside the predator free fence. Hihi, robins, and saddlebacks are some of the many birds that you will see. The old stables provide an interesting look at aspects of the past. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Room two is very spacious and offers great views.
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annh24968 wrote a review Apr 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand31 contributions21 helpful votes
We were welcomed to the grand Victorian homestead at Bushy Park with a conservation pest free reserve on the doorstep. We did the wetlands walk when we arrived and identified a Hihi or Stitchback male bird in the bush. Together with the eight other house guests from different parts of NZ, we enjoyed the evening starting with pre dinner drinks, then dinner followed by coffee and port in the drawing room. There are several bush walks to explore on the property - Giant Rata, and Kauri trees with wonderful birdsong from the Stitchbirds, Saddlebacks and North Island Robins, Tui and Kereru!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CharlieOscarPapa wrote a review Mar 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand407 contributions156 helpful votes
We stayed for one night and enjoyed the excellent hospitality of Dale and his team, with a very spacious room with lovely country views, and access to the forest sanctuary with plenty of views of saddlebacks and stitchbirds, both rare on the Mainland. The only slight negative for us was that no room has an en-suite, but he shared bathrooms were spotless and easy to access. It’s not at all surprising Dale has a full booking diary for weeks to come - he has a wonderful villa and offers an outstanding experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Kushla R wrote a review Jan 2021
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The sprawling homestead with its large bedrooms, numerous lounge areas, formal and informal dining rooms was a pleasure to roam and relax on our three day stay. My favourite part was the long covered balcony overlooking the park like grounds where we would sit with a drink in the evenings watching the wood pigeons play. Dale our host was forever accommodating, where nothing was too much trouble. The bird watching in the bird sanctuary was such an amazing treat. Saddlebacks, Stitch birds and the cutest little Robins were my favourites. I’m not sure why you would want to stay anywhere else in Whanganui.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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US$74 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionWhanganui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bushy Park Homestead
Which popular attractions are close to Bushy Park Homestead?
Nearby attractions include Bushy Park Sanctuary (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bushy Park Homestead?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bushy Park Homestead?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Bushy Park Homestead?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bushy Park Homestead?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Birch Pools (14.4 km).
Does Bushy Park Homestead have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.