On the Whanganui River
Accessed only by aerial cable car or boat, The Flying Fox offers a range of unique accommodation options. With everything from camping and glamping to comfortable cottages there is sure to be something to suit.
Weeknight specials for December!
December weeknight specials:
Book any two nights Mon – Thurs in December and save 10% on cost of accommodation in the James K Cottage.
Dates still available for Christmas in the Riverboat cottage!
23rd – 27th December still available (two or more night bookings only).
Christmas Availability .........
The Gypsy Cart is still available for Christmas 22nd – 26th December .
Come and celebrate or just get away from it all for the festive period!
(bookings for two or more nights only)
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The Flying Fox is a place for inspiration. Take time out in this beautiful setting to allow your creative side to come to the fore. Join Jane or Kelly for a workshop in Felting, […]make enquiry
Day visitors are welcome at the Flying Fox for lunch. Choose from a range of options from finger buffets to suit your tastes. Relax and enjoy your lunch in the garden or on our covered […]make enquiry
Nestled in peaceful gardens, Ruru Lodge overlooks the river and the native bush. Covered decks mean you can enjoy being outside whatever the weather whilst comfortable furnishings inside make this feel like a home from home.
The James K Cottage
Relax and soak up the atmosphere with memorabilia from one of New Zealand’s famous poets. Enjoy a drink on the balcony with expansive views over the river or curl up with a book in front of the pot belly stove in cooler months.
The River Boat Cottage
Ideal romantic retreat for two with a bush bath or utilise the bunk room for the family.
The Gypsy Cart
Glamping at its best! Lie in bed and listen to the river, watch the sunrise over a morning coffee or enjoy a barbecue on the deck in the evening.
The Blackberry Patch
Tucked away in the avocado orchard, this cute pop top trailer is sure to please glamping fans. From the deck you can enjoy the afternoon sun or watch the deer who often visit the orchard.
The Whanganui River
The Whanganui River provides a wealth of opportunities for those who wish to explore further. From the thrill of jet boating and canoeing to a skyline bush walk or a visit to a historic flour mill and missionary convent. There is sure to be something to please everyone.
Campers can experience the tranquillity of the Flying Fox on our sheltered sites with the choice of a wilderness setting or one with more facilities!
The Flying Fox
Arrive in style!
Access to the Flying Fox site is via boat or aerial cable car, adding a truly unique experience to the start of your visit. Settle yourself into the ‘fox’ and enjoy the spectacular views as you traverse the river.
“So beautiful, peaceful and quiet. An amazing place to relax and chill out.”