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Blue Duck Station

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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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 15 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 7 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 1 January 2017 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 27 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 24 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
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a working cattle station that invites travellers to come and experience their way of life. You can stay for a couple of nights and opt to do some activities such as trekking, horse riding, kayaking or goat hunting, or there is the option to stay and volunteer to get a truly authentic experience.

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Nice accommodation in nice location. However, everyone on our tour group was very confused as to why it was rated as such a great stop. Maybe the people who are rating it so highly are doing every optional activity, but those are very expensive. If you choose to save money there's not much to do, just one walk. My partner...

Thank emberjoi

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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: $167 - $343 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles mcmad42, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“depends what sort of neighbours you get, can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles divermel, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“get a 2-man bunk bed shack for privacy and tranquility”
 of 5 bubbles matthewkQ7116KX, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The blue duck lodge if you want peace”
 of 5 bubbles 674ruthm, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Book one in advance to avoid groups off the backpacker buses.”
 of 5 bubbles blueduck49, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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