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Unusual Accommodation Manawatu / Wanganui


 
The Flying Fox Retreat Accommodation & Canoeing

Wanganui
The Flying Fox Retreat Accommodation & Canoeing
45kms northwest of Wanganui
www.theflyingfox.co.nz           Phone: 06 342 8160

At The Flying Fox you can stay in hand built cottages or a gypsy style caravan - The Glory Cart. Free range eggs and some organic produce and products can be purchased onsite from The Store. Book The Glory Cart from $100 double. Arrive by jet boat ($125 per person, minimum two) or park your car on the other side of the river and take the flying fox across. Activities on the river.

Rutland Arms

Wanganui
The Rutland Arms Inn

52 Ridgway Street
www.rutland-arms.co.nz           Phone: 06 347 7677

The Rutland Arms Inn is a heritage accommodation option in the town centre. The eight suites upstairs are furnished in Victorian style and down stairs is an English pub. Suites from $155 double per night including continental breakfast.


Rangitikei Farmstay

Rangitikei
Rangitikei Farmstay
422 Makuhou Road, 'Tyrone', RD 2, Marton
www.rangitikeifarmstay.co.nz          Phone: 06 327 4495

Rangitikei Farmstay is set on a 630 hectare working farm that has been in the Stewart family since 1901. Stay in a rustic hut, or the bunkhouse which is furnished with farming and family history from $30 per night (minimum two night stays apply). Farm activities can be booked including a shearing demonstration - you can even have a go yourself if you're keen. Overnight guests can join the Animal Tour free of charge.


Skylark Lodge

Ohingaiti
Skylark Lodge

28 Onslow Road
www.skylarker.co.nz           Phone: 06 322 9774

Skylark Lodge was once Ohingaiti School but a thoughtful conversion has turned this former country school into a well equipped lodge. A swimming pool is available for guests as well as internet access and an outdoor BBQ. Community tennis courts are across the road and close by in Mangaweka you can go fishing, kayaking or river rafting. Stay in this wheelchair accessible lodge from $15 per night.