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Bushy Point Fernbirds Bed and Breakfast

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197 Grant Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
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Bushy Point Fernbirds Bed and Breakfast
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bideford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a five week visit to New Zealand we stayed at Fernbirds on our second night. We received a wonderful warm welcome from Ian and Jenny, and sat drinking a cup of tea watching Tui and Bell birds out of the kitchen window! What a start ... then we settled into a beautiful room with balcony then a walk around... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was beautiful and the rooms were comfortably done up. With the New Zealand bush at their backyard, it was a beautiful sanctuary for the birds. So much care goes into preserving the natural habitat! The biggest regret that we had (and a lot of other reviewers, I realised) was spending only one night at the location. But what... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On a five week trip of the SI we made great efforts to stay in special places to encounter NZ birds - this place just blew us away and to our great disappointment we only had one night there. Our hosts were amazing and went to great lengths to help us see the fern bird being exceptionally generous with their... More 

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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My hosts offered me a free pick up at the airport and from that moment I was treated more as a friend than a guest. Their very attractive homestay is a sensitively extended traditional building standing within extensive grounds of restored New Zealand Bush. Bedrooms, lounge and dining area are comfortable and offer great views of Bellbirds and Tuis attracted... More 

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Ian G, Owner at Bushy Point Fernbirds Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Brian. We aim to provide a unique New Zealand experience for all our guests. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Jenny and Ian were gracious and generous hosts to me and my husband for our one night stay at their gorgeous house on our recent NZ vacation. Although we stayed just one night, we were treated as friends by our wonderful hosts. The home and our room were lovely. Breakfast was quite nice and with a view of the backyard... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was one of my favourite experiences during my year long stay in New Zealand. Jenny, Ian and I got on so well and I was so sad to only be able to stay one night with them! The bird experience was something I will never forget and can't even put into words how amazing it was! The bed was,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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215 hotel reviews
1,160 helpful votes 1,160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This place has it all, great B&B accommodation, friendly hosts who still enjoy what they do. The best is, for serious birders wanting to see the elusive fern bird, it is an easy board walk through the wetlands. Jenny has locating them down pat, forget the normal rules of birding, talk, make noise with your feet and whistle and take... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Ian and Jenny are wonderful, friendly hosts. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and for our stay to be enjoyable. Our room was lovely, very comfortable and clean. It was lovely to wake up to bird calls and hear no traffic noise whatsoever. What was exceptional is the effort Ian and Jenny have put... More 

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Ian G, Owner at Bushy Point Fernbirds Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review christined. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Ian and Jenny go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The whole place is in an area of unbelievable beauty, and what they have done in terms of the conservation and regeneration of their land is truly amazing! They are both very knowledgable about the bird and wildlife in the area, and are happy... More 

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Ian G, Owner at Bushy Point Fernbirds Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to give all our guests the same experience. More 

Lismore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Staying with Jenny and Ian at Bushy Point Fernbirds B&B was like going to stay with friends. We had a fabulous time there, and couldn't fault the hosts. The bed was absolutely divine and the location intensely quiet. Had the best nights sleep ever, and we found it difficult to drag ourselves out of the bed in the morning it... More 

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Address: 197 Grant Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Bushy Point Fernbirds Bed And Breakfast Invercargill, South Island

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