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Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I've stayed at Bushy Park homestead. It was so good I can't wait to return! Comfy and very warm beds, and warm and caring hosts. The bonus you get by staying rather than just doing a day visit? The birds! Make sure you head along the walk to the wetland soon after dawn to enjoy...

Thank nin132
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2016

As a group of quirky young women (5 of us), we were looking for a very unique and memorable place to celebrate a special occasion. Bushy Park more than satisfied! As lovers of all things vintage, pre-1940's and retro, we were able to enjoy the historic with modern amenities! Add on top of that, great hosts, incredible food and tranquil...

Thank Kendall M
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This is a super special thing to do with people of any age. Wanna see a more pork land one metre away from you? Want to have wee Robins bouncing around at your feet? Then stay at this beautifully restored homestead and step back in time. Great hosts, great nature, great food too!

Thank bucky62
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Privilege to stay (and in doing so contribute to) somewhere that shows how NZ as it used to be in terms of birds buildings and forests. The sound and sight of the birds and the amazing forest was incredible. The difference between this and other non pest NZ forests make it a truly enriching experience. And you can actually stay...

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Bushy Park is not on the usual tourist radar. The I-site did not have any info about it. We found this only because a local friend insisted we go check this out. An easy drive there, about 20 mins away from Wanganui centre, just follow the sign board. At the entrance of this park, I had a "Welcome to Jurassic...

Thank purplebackpack
Gordonton, NZ
Reviewed 16 November 2015

There's nowhere else like Bushy Park - a beautifully maintained and very elegant Edwardian building surrounded by a predator-proof fence and 100 hectares of bush. Thanks to the fence the bush and garden are full of birds, many of them rare or endangered. The North Island saddlebacks, which by the 1960s had been reduced to one population on a small...

Thank Number8Dave
Reviewed 28 October 2015

stayed here after a tramp (hike) in Mt Egmont (Taranaki) national Park. stayed in teh bunkhouse, great value and comfy. some stayed in the house. very good it was. food great. hosts amiable. and teh bridlife just fantastic. not to be missed if you're in the area. you can also visit just to see the birds

Thank Russell O
Marton, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2015

My wife and I stayed here with another couple. The Homestead, built in 1902, still reeks with the character of that era. It is set among 220 acres of pristine native bush and forest and 3 acres of gardens. The bus walks are excellent and the bird life many and varied. The rooms are all kept in character apart from...

Thank mikejones365
Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Visited Bushy Park for the chance of seeing the "real" NZ and were not disappointed. Had a lovely walk and saw a vast number of birds in their natural habitat; the people who set up and maintain the park are nothing less than heroes. Highlight of the holiday was a very confiding Robin who seemed as interested in us as...

1Thank RichardandSally4542
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Not nice to be greeted by a grumpy man who gave us no information whatsoever about the various walks available, all he said was look at the desk by the entrance. We did. There was absolutely nothing there other than a visitors book. Admit to having a little laugh, though, when we rang the bell by the kitchen and saw...

1Thank PoliPerth

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Additional Information about Bushy Park Homestead

Address: 791 Rangitatau East Road | RD8 Kai Iwi, Whanganui 4578, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: €95 - €95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Any room would be comfortable and have amazing views!”
 of 5 bubbles KendallM133, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“buget - book out the bunk house, more money go for the house”
 of 5 bubbles russello156, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The master room was great.”
 of 5 bubbles wynmead, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
“They do have accommodation here and the rooms looked very nice”
 of 5 bubbles KerryC604, 17 May 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 2 which has a view over the valley, you can lie in bed and watch the sunrise.”
 of 5 bubbles MariceNZ, 28 Feb 2014 | Read review
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