Bushy Park Historical Homestead | Off The Beaten Track

Bushy Park Historical Homestead

Bed & Breakfast,

Kai Iwi, Manawatu-Wanganui                    Listed By Wendy

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| BIRD LIFE |
| HISTORIC SITE |
| WALKING TRACKS |
| UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION |


Bushy Park Homestead in Wanganui is a Category One heritage building and has been preserved very much in its original state. Dedication to preserving period features, and the properties significant historic importance, has seen the rooms reflect the style and ambiance of its early years. Beautiful wood paneling, open fireplaces, bay windows and antique furniture feature throughout, while retaining the cozy, comfortable and homely feel the guests enjoy.

Bushy Park Bird Sanctuary
Bushy Park is considered by Forest and Bird to be among the 25 best restoration ecology projects in Australia and New Zealand. Featuring some of New Zealand's spectacular native bird life, the Sanctuary is home to such species as the Hihi (Stitchbird) and the Tieke (Saddleback). You may also be able to spot the diminutive Toutouwai (North Island Black Robin), and the majestic Kereru (NZ Wood Pigeon).
Listen out for the beautiful song of the Tui, Korimako (Bellbird), and Ruru (Morepork), while finding yourself in the company of the well-known locals such as Fantails, Kingfishers, Black Swans, Mallards, Pukeko, Silvereye and many more.
A number of successful releases of native bird species within the protection of the predator-proof fence have been undertaken, including North Island Brown Kiwi, North Island Robins and Saddlebacks. A revegetation project in the wetland area has commenced, extending the bird's natural environment.
- The entry fee is only $10.00 per adult while children 15 years and under, and "Friends of Bushy Park" are free. This gives you access to the homestead, the homestead grounds and the forest.
- Summer opening hours from December to April are 10am to 3pm during the week and 10am to 5pm at weekends and holidays.
- Winter opening hours for the forest from May to November are 11am until 4pm daily but closed on Mondays.

Bushwalks
Bird NZ, sanctuaryBushy Park gives you a choice of 10 tracks through the forest area varying in length from 5 minutes to 2 hours. Well signposted near the homestead, the walks are well-formed and fairly flat ensuring your hikes or wanderings are very enjoyable.
Bushy Park boasts a range of vegetation from farmland to mature Rimu-Matai forest and is home to the biggest Rata tree in the North Island. Known as 'Ratanui' (meaning "Big Rata") it is estimated to be between 500 and 1000 years old. The revegetation project undertaken by Forest & Bird Society members in the wetland area has included planting such species as Rimu, Pukatea, Mahoe, Karamu, Hangehange, Pigeonwood, Kawakawa, NZ flax and Toetoe.

Luxurious and providing all the comforts of home, Bushy Park homestead's guests can enjoy:
- Pick-up/drop-off to Wanganui
- Free wireless internet access
- Cot and highchair available

Unique Experiences at Bushy Park Historical Homestead

  1. Bushy Park Bird Sanctuary
  2. Historical Homestead
  3. Native bush walks

Why You Will Love Bushy Park Historical Homestead

We are part of a fully enclosed predator free Bird Sanctuary

RECENT REVIEWS
- "5 out of 5! Beautifully presented Homestead, a joy sitting on the veranda sipping tea in Bone China cups! Stunning setting, a wonderful day out. Have a wander around the sanctuary and then a coffee to relax after"

- "We explored the park, had a delightful cream tea and toured the Homestead. It's a beautiful old house, with fabulous views from all the rooms. An idyllic venue for a special occasion. Ample parking. Comfortable, beautifully appointed bedrooms in keeping with the history of the house. Continental breakfast included, and they will provide an evening meal at a reasonable price on request. As one might expect in a historic house, no en-suite facilities. Instead, there's a shared ladies' toilet with shower and the same for the gents. We didn't find this a drawback, and will be planning a weekend stay later this year for our anniversary"

- "My husband and I spent two nights at the Bushy Park Homestead and we both agree that it was an awesome experience. Dale, our host, went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed, cooked great food! and provided us with a very interesting history of the homestead. Being a nature photographer I thoroughly enjoyed being so close to the birds and being able to capture some beautiful photographs while I was staying there. The homestead was like stepping back in time but still being very comfortable with it. Hearing the old hand wound gramophone working and enjoying the company of the other guests before, during and after dinner made for a very enjoyable evening. Thank you Dale for such wonderful hospitality! We will be back."



Accommodation Types

Room 1 - MAX GUESTS: 3

1 x Queen bed
1 x Single bed

As guests in our Bed and Breakfast, you will live as the guests of the past did, with spacious rooms and delicious home style cooking.

Facing east, this room has great country views over the front deck. This room has a queen-sized double bed and one single bed, and allows up to three people to stay.


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$155.00 per night
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Room 2 - MAX GUESTS: 2

1 x Queen bed

As guests in our Bed and Breakfast, you will live as the guests of the past did, with spacious rooms and delicious home style cooking.

Bridal room favoured by honeymooners, Room Two is our premium room. The queen-size double bed and arm chairs add a touch of luxury to this spacious accommodation featuring a huge bay window with extensive countryside views and morning sun.

Room rate includes continental breakfast.


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$165.00 per night
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Room 3 - MAX GUESTS: 2

1 x Queen bed
1 x Single bed

As guests in our Bed and Breakfast, you will live as the guests of the past did, with spacious rooms and delicious home style cooking.

This room features one queen-sized double bed and one single bed, and antique furniture combined with a sunny northern window showcasing views out over the north deck and rolling farmland.

Room rate includes continental breakfast.


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$145.00 per night
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Room 4 - MAX GUESTS: 2

1 x Queen bed
1 x Single bed

As guests in our Bed and Breakfast, you will live as the guests of the past did, with spacious rooms and delicious home style cooking.

This room has one queen-sized double bed and one single bed, and antique furnishings giving you a sense of stepping back in time. The window has north-east farm views.

Room rate includes continental breakfast.


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$145.00 per night
(up to 2 guests)



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Room 5 - MAX GUESTS: 2

3 x Single beds

As guests in our Bed and Breakfast, you will live as the guests of the past did, with spacious rooms and delicious home style cooking.

This corner room has three single beds, and features windows to the north and west, and was the room favoured by the original owner of the homestead, G.F.Moore.

Room rate includes continental breakfast.


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$155.00 per night
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Property Amenities

Family Friendly
Single Safe
Property Manager on site
Caravan accessible
RV/Motorhome accessible
-Sealed Roads
Rubbish bin

Activities

Birdlife
Unique Accommodation
Historical Site
Nature Walks
Family Friendly


Eating & Drinking

Room rate includes continental breakfast. Meals and food available on request including cooked breakfasts , lunches, picnic hampers and dinner (main and dessert)



Once checked-in, guests can enjoy the hospitality in the same manner the original guests would have. Dine in the dining room or out on the deck in the warmer months or, during winter, relax in the guest lounge with a glass of wine in front of the fire before retiring to your room.

Guests are welcome to Tea and coffee making facilities.

Extras Some handy things you might need that the property owner can supply

Cooked Breakfast

Let your hosts know of any dietary requirements you may have, or select from a fixed menu of sumptuous country-style meals.

$18.00

Dinner (main and dessert)

Let your hosts know of any dietary requirements you may have, or select from a fixed menu of sumptuous country-style meals.

$35.00


About the Landowner, Wendy

We look forward to welcoming you to our place.


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