Piano time
The veranda and some planting
Dining by candlelight
The Lounge
The Park
Spacious dining place
Classic CD player
Bushy Park

next door to the park

Kai Iwi, Manawatu-Whanganui

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Sleeps up to 2
From $145 tonight
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Sleeps up to 2
From $145 tonight

Our unique homestead is the perfect place to come and see the history of our land and enjoy the features nearby, include the bird sanctuary.

Bird Sanctuary
Featuring some of New Zealand's spectacular native birdlife, the Sanctuary is home to such species as the Hihi (Stitch...

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Essential Stay Info

Eating and 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.

Breakfast Not Available
Dinner Not Available
Lunch Not Available

Bedding Configuration
1 x Queen bed 1 x Single bed

More info about the property
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 firepl...

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Family Friendly
Single Safe
Sorry, we can't accommodate dogs

Unique kiwi experiences for you

Visit the Bird Sanctuary, home to such species as the Hihi (Stitchbird) and the Tieke (Saddleback)
Soak up the beauty of the Historical building with wood paneling, open fireplaces, bay windows and antique furniture throughout
Take a walk on well-signposted, well-formed and fairly flat tracks through the forest, nearby the homestead

Historical Site

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What we love about this property

We are part of a fully enclosed predator free Bird Sanctuary, and are is a Category One heritage building preserved very much in its original state.

Activities on or nearby this property

Nature Walks
Nature Walks and Tramps


Caravan accessible
Good mobile service
North Island
Property Manager on site
Rubbish bin
RV/Motorhome accessible
Sealed roads only
Unique Accommodation
Wifi Available

Paid extras you might like to add

These will be available to select during the booking progress

$18.00 Per Person

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

$35.00 Per Person

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


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 here 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.

About your host, Wendy

We look forward to welcoming you to our place.

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