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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 charm and originality, and the hospitality. From the cable car ride over the river to...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 step and then you step into wonderful gardens and unique cottages dotted around the property,...

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Auckland
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 but this was not a problem. The bathroom was spacious quaint and very clean. Our...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My wife Nicki and I spent a night here towards end of our mountains to sea trip (mountain biking) . What a great place to stay , great hospitalitly and stunning location . We loved the trip across the river on the flying fox and the rustic charm of the place . Would highly recommend staying there on your travels...

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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Spent Christmas Eve and Day at this property and really liked the place. Jane and Kelly really made you feel welcome! Saw deers and the kids loved the chickens very much .. haha. Had fun barbequeing outdoor and definitely loved the cable car! Note: Beware of sandflies - make sure to have repellent handy; it's everywhere in New Zealand but...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2017

You need no more reason than the Flying Fox to visit Whanganui. Spectacular location and real retreat. We stayed in the Brewers Cottage. It is beautifully maintained and quirky, with all the amenities and added special touches. Kelly & Jane are the perfect hosts - friendly and extremely welcoming, but also give you the space and freedom to relax. A...

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

You must book this place. We were lucky enough to have four nights in the glory cart just after Christmas. The peace, quiet and beauty of this place was exactly what we needed after a long and busy year. Arriving on the cable car was our first taste of the special place that the flying fox really is. Kelly and...

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We spent two days here and it was great fun. If traveling by road as we did, parking is down a steep track, alternatively on the hard standing adjacent to the road. Access to the site is via a fun cable car ride which makes for a great start to your stay. Our accommodation was was in the Brewers Cottage,...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Our family enjoyed one of their catered winter lunches and spent a couple of hours at the property being shown around the various accommodations and gardens. The hosts are welcoming and relaxed and seemed happy to spend time with us answering questions, without encroaching on our family time. The cable car access across the river is a wonderful thing too....

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2016

What a great place! From the moment you step foot in the flying fox you know you're in for an experience. Kelly and Jane are lovely and looked after us really well. The place has a lovely feel to it. Lovely dinner on the deck overlooking the river. Kind of hoped the flying fox might break overnight so we could...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Three rustic self-contained, handbuilt cottages are nestled in a garden and bush setting overlooking the Whanganui River. A 'Glamping' tent and a small number of camping pitches complete the accommodation 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 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 also a welcome overnight stay for cyclists, canoeist and walkers. Dinner and breakfast can be provided , 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Flying Fox

Address: 3081 Whanganui River Road, Whanganui 4576, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: $79 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Flying Fox Hotel Wanganui
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“There are camping grounds adjacent as well as a glamping suite nearby. Stayed at the Brewer's Cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles Pattykoid, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are looking for budget accommodation they do offer camping”
 of 5 bubbles tinanurse1, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Glamping tent for travellers on a budget and nature lovers; Cottages for families and bigger groups;”
 of 5 bubbles robreb2016, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is 3 cottages, an onsite tent and BYO camping facilities - all the website”
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 of 5 bubbles StratfordHeritage, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms/ cottages were unique and gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles 136suzannat, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
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