Fodor's Expert Review The Flying Fox
Whanganui River Rd., Koriniti, Manawatu-Wanganui, 4576, New Zealand Fodor's Choice
The arrival is exceptional—whether by boat or the namesake Flying Fox, a cable car that carries you across to the remote, west bank of the Whanganui River. Once here, you can choose between a pair of two-bedroom cottages and the funky Glory Cart gypsy caravan. The former were hand-built using salvaged materials; inside, rug-covered floors, tie-dye throws, carved screens, and wood-burning stoves create a warm, cozy ambience. Distinctly eco-friendly, facilities here include wood- and gas-fired showers and solar lighting; moreover, the entire property is certified organic. Both self-catering and bed-and-breakfast options are available, and other meals can be provided (ask in advance). A little store carries a few products as well as home-grown produce. You can get to the Flying Fox from Wanganui on the Whanganui River Road Mail Tour; if you're driving, there's secure parking on the road side of the river.
- river wilderness
- eco-friendly and organic
- getting there
- no cell phone reception
Rate Includes: Some meals