PLEASE NOTE: The Flying Fox will be closed from Sunday 17th Sept to Monday 25th Sept (inc) to allow Jane and Kelly to attend a course. We will still be responding to emails and booking enquiries during this time but your patience is appreciated.
There is no road access to the Flying Fox site itself. You can choose to arrive by jet boat from the river or you can drive to our car park and traverse the river on our aerial cable car.
If you choose to arrive by jet boat your vehicles will be safely stored at the tour operator’s base on SH4 for the duration of your stay. River travellers will find us 500 meters downstream from Koriniti, and there is a sign at our place on the right bank of the river. An easy track winds up to our garden and accommodation.
If you are travelling by road from Whanganui take SH4 towards Mt Ruapehu, then take the second left (signposted Whanganui River Road) after the village of Upokongaro, approx 12 kms from Whanganui. We are almost 30 km along this road, just before Koriniti. It should take approx 30 minutes to drive, as it is a typical New Zealand back-country road, where the 100 kph speed limit should be more like 50 kph. Some areas still need extra care due to ongoing roading improvements. Our place is on your left, watch for our flag and mailbox, and our rural number is 3081.
If you are coming from the north, take a right turn off SH4 at Raetihi, and follow the River Road to Pipiriki. Swing left at Pipiriki and continue down approx 35 km , we are approx 1km past the sign at Koriniti. Again due to ongoing improvements to the safety of our road you may encounter road construction works. Stock running on the road is also a common sight.
When you reach our place the gate will be latched but not locked. Our gravel drive is reasonably steep so do take care. There is room to park near the cableway, or alternatively park at the top by our sign and walk down.
If we are not in sight when you arrive, there is a gong adjacent to the cable car, which will attract our attention! A two-way radio is kept in the cable-car to enable you to talk to us.
Please note our check in times are 2.30 – 8pm (or dark if earlier). We cannot guarantee that anyone will be available to operate the cable car outside of these times. We do not operate the cable car after dark.