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Blue Duck Station

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I stayed here for 1 night as part of the Gadventures tour of the North Island. It's situated on the Whanganui river and is well off the beaten track! You are surrounded by the rainforest which is absolutely stunning! The accommodation was good, toilet and showers facilities within the lodge as well as a big sitting room + kitchen and...

Thank Lisa E
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This amazing place was well out of our comfort zone, 35k down a track into one of the finest conservation areas in New Zealand. Centred on an unpretentious shack/office/cafe, this unassuming place is a real hidden gem. They are doing fantastic work in rejuvenating the rainforest after the settler era, getting rid of misguidedly brought predators, and re-establishing the blue...

Thank Yorkshirelad64
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great rooms. Pretty spacious. The facilities were really nice, could've been more space for cooking in the kitchen. The farm is absolutely beautiful and the walk to be waterfall is recommended, nice even on a rainy day.

Thank Wawawa7
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Blue Duck Station for 2 nights and it was amazing. It is literally in the middle of nowhere but is so beautiful. The staff were all friendly & helpful and the food was delicious. We stayed in Whio Lodge in a 6 bed dorm in one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in....

Thank sunseeker846
Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The accommodation looked awesome. We called in for lunch after taking my 85 year old father to look at property where he grew up. Toasted sandwich which when turned up was bagel. Coffee filter good. Run by backpackers so service next to nothing. More interested in talking to other backpackers than us. The area remote so to find cafe was...

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The girl at the cafe was so not thrilled to see us and rude. I asked if the sold ice cream. Yes, she replied. What flavours? What you can see in the cabinet was the reply. I'll have French Vanilla. What size fits you want, she replied, clearly put out by our presence. Finally we got our two, double scoop...

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here night 1 when Mountain biking the Mountains to Sea route from National Park to Wanganui via Fishers track to Whakahoro. 2 of us stayed in the Frontier Lodge which was lovely- really warm and tastefully decorated ($195/night). The shower was excellent after the long ride. I liked the wooden bench tops in bathroom etc and the outlook...

Thank Jandalz3
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Amazing views, many options for activities and walks. Most of the activities were expensive though. And of course, weather-dependant. Nonetheless, great place to visit to get close to nature. Rooms were spacious enough. Beds were great - one of the most comfortable and greater quality of mattresses I slept on throughout my backpacking trip. Showers were great! Wash basins were...

Thank skjw87
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stayed here as part of the Stray bus tour, and really was a great place to stay! Completely off the beaten track but a lovely peaceful place for a couple of nights. Dorms are of varying sizes, 2beds and 4beds had plenty of room for luggage. We ate the group dinners cooked by the owners for us but there's...

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with Stray in May and loved it! Definitely feels like you're in the middle of nowhere but it was a great experience and beautiful place to stay. The lodging was pretty interesting since it was kind of a house setup with bunks in a couple different rooms. While I loved it I was a little disappointed that the...

Thank Jaycie S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Comfortable backpacker accommodation and exclusive private lodges located in the Ruapehu District on the banks of the Whanganui and Retaruke Rivers, and surrounded by Whanganui National park. Situated at the start of the 3-day Whanganui River Journey and the Kaiwhakauka/Mangapurua section of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail. Blue Duck Station is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground offering horse trekking, hunting, jet boating, kayaking and much much more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Duck Station

Address: 4265 Oio Road, Whakahoro, RD 2, Owhango 3990, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Owhango
Price Range: €111 - €226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Duck Station 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Bring a torch!”
mcmad42, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“depends what sort of neighbours you get, can be noisy.”
divermel, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“get a 2-man bunk bed shack for privacy and tranquility”
matthewkQ7116KX, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The blue duck lodge if you want peace”
674ruthm, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Book one in advance to avoid groups off the backpacker buses.”
blueduck49, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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