Bushy Park Homestead

Rangitautau East Rd., Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, 4500, New Zealand

This grand old Edwardian B&B is surrounded by the Bushy Park Trust native bird sanctuary. The 222-acre lowland rain forest is entirely fenced, excluding animal predators and providing a safe haven for many rare species. Accommodations consist of six spacious bedrooms (with shared bath); guests also enjoy the use of a formal dining room and several lounges. Note that Wi-Fi is available, so if you tire of bird calls you can resort to Twitter. Rates include continental breakfast, and dinner can be prearranged. A bunkhouse and campervan sites cater to those who prefer something more basic. On summer days, the bird sanctuary is open to visitors and a small café operates.

PROS

  • outstanding forest reserve location
  • varied accommodation options

CONS

  • the birds' dawn chorus may wake you
  • 24 km (15 miles) northwest of Wanganui

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green, Historical
Casual
Countryside
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 06-342–9879

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms, 1 bunkhouse
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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