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Hidden sanctuary

If you want to see conservation in action, and native bush, get along to Bushy Park and be sure to... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2019
Wellington, New Zealand
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Amazing sanctuary!

Bushy Park is one of those amazing places you find occasionally. The bird life is amazing with... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2019
New Zealand
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“bird feeding”(2 reviews)
“bush walk”(2 reviews)
“native birds”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
791 Rangitatau East Road Whanganui, Whanganui 4578, New Zealand
+64 27 631 0105
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

If you want to see conservation in action, and native bush, get along to Bushy Park and be sure to leave a koha for forest and bird / the amazing Bushy Park trust to keep up the great work breeding hihi and saddlebacks in particular.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank leoniew5558
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Bushy Park is one of those amazing places you find occasionally. The bird life is amazing with robins, saddlebacks and Hihi everwhere. The tracks are well kept and easy walking and there is some of the best native bush. You really get an experience of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulsW6128XK
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We have visited here over the years. It is now a Bed and Breakfast, with very nice rooms. The manager took us on a tour of the hour, and told us the history. Very tastefully set up, and work still being done to improve it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Binnie2014
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

You need to be fairly fit to walk round all the paths as it is quite hilly eg on the way down to the wetlands. I can appreciate all the work that had gone into setting everything up but it’s not somewhere I will bother...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Beautiful reserve just 25 mins out of Whanganui. Well worth the detour off the state highway. The forest walk is well signposted with plenty of little info stations and bird feeding stations. Pest control is clearly high priority with lots of traps scattered around -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aengusj2016
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The drive to Bushy Park gives a taste of the hinterland, with its narrow winding undulating well maintained roads. A superb bush walk adjacent the homestead, and, inside the homestead, a glimpse of grandeur from days long gone. Beautiful timber lined rooms.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank michaelhawkins2018
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Fantastic predator free well laid out and signed tracks. Saddle backs galore, stitch birds, a shining cuckoo, tug, fan tails, a north island robin that danced. A northern rata “ tree of national sognificance” and stunning . Really enjoyed our wander around. Paths very buggy...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank leoniew5558
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We were taken here by friends from the area. The house was closed on a Monday, so we just walked around the park. There are signed walks through the woods. We saw lots of birds, including some of the native ones. The main feature of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cngj
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We went on a day that the weather was a bit sketchy. The house is beautifully done. The gardens are fantastic. There is a stable with some historical items that are quite interesting to look at. The paths through the grounds are well maintained. The...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank nikki b
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Beautiful Bushy Park historic homestead (built 1906) with lovely gardens and a 24 acre predator proofed wildlife sanctuary, is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon or to stay a few nights as a relaxing retreat. It can also be hired for events such as...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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