The Flying Fox

If you only have time to visit just one place on the Whanganui River, New Zealand, this is that place.

A place where the history of early Maori , who were the original inhabitants of this river valley, and the European people who followed them in the 19th century , combine in a legacy of physical and spiritual reminders of their presence. Here you can stay in a lovingly hand-built cottage surrounded by century old walnut trees on a terrace which overlooks the river. Framed by native forests and organic gardens and orchards, our two cottages are comfortably furnished with a collection of rescued furniture and family treasures.

Our secluded camping area surrounded by the sounds of the bush and the star filled night sky is an option for those who prefer to be closer to nature.

We also offer three hour canoe journeys on the river and day visits by river taxi. Home to Annette and John , The Flying Fox is an organic certified property, with lush vegetable gardens and heritage fruit trees surrounded by our own native bush and the native forests of The Whanganui National Park.

We are situated just south of Koriniti, 45 kilometres northwest of Whanganui City, along the scenic Whanganui River Road which follows the river through to Pipiriki.