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3081 Whanganui River Road, Whanganui 4576 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

From the moment of arrival to the time of departure this place captivates the imagination. We arrived by bicycles down a steep drive to a small shed and landing where a cable stretched across the river. There is a gong and an intercom. A voice...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Cardinalfang58
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This place is simply amazing, from the moment you get out of your car! Unlike anywhere I have stayed around the world! Excellent hosts who are friendly and very accommodating. The food was fantastic and the location breath taking! We didn't have a lot of...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Deb B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our group stayed here on our cycle trip from Ohakune to Whanganui. We had been a bit underwhelmed by the levels of hospitality at some of our other accommodation on the ride. This was a completely different experience and we were won over by its...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stayed with Kelly and Jane as part of our cycle trip and wished we could have stayed longer, the property is so unique and there is so much to see that you need a few days. Arriving on a flying fox is the first...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank HawthorneHB
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you Kelly and Jane. Wonderful stay. We stayed one night as part of a group is 14 during our modified Mountain to Sea cycle The accommodation was wonderful. We stayed in the Brewers Cottage. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom is accessed by outside stairs...More

Date of stay: February 2017
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Three rustic self-contained, handbuilt cottages are nestled in a garden and bush setting overlooking the Whanganui River. Two 'Glamping' tents and a small number of camping pitches complete the accommodation More choices. This piece of paradise has been lovingly developed into a truly unique place to stay. Access is only by aerial cableway or via the river by canoe or river taxi, making it the ideal 'get away from it all' retreat. All the cottages are fully equipped with bedding, towels, kitchens, music and book collections. For campers there is a bush shower, kitchen shelter and toilet facilities. There is also free wi-fi access for those who need to keep in touch with the outside world. Halfway between Pipiriki and Whanganui along the Mountain to Sea Cycle Trail and Te Araroa Walkway , this is a welcome overnight stay for cyclists, canoeist and walkers. Dinner and breakfast can be provided with advance notice, and 'The Store' at the Flying Fox has provisions for self-catering with our gardens providing organic in season fruit/vegetables along with local artwork and other products. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
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US$54 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Flying Fox Hotel Wanganui
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$54 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Flying Fox Hotel Wanganui
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
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"Plenty of photos to check different accommodation styles."
4 days ago
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"There are descriptions of all the units on their website. The buildings have power."
10 Dec 2017
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"peaceful and rejuvenating place to stay"
26 Apr 2017
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"There are camping grounds adjacent as well as a glamping suite nearby. Stayed at the Brewer's Cottage."
8 Jan 2017
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