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Comfortable backpacker accommodation and exclusive private lodges located in the Ruapehu District on the banks of the Whanganui and Retaruke Rivers, and surrounded by Whanganui National park. Situated at the start of the 3-day Whanganui River Journey and the Kaiwhakauka/Mangapurua section of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail. Blue Duck Station is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground offering horse trekking, hunting, jet boating, kayaking and much much more.
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New Plymouth Airport49 mi
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From not knowing this place existed to complimentary coffee and cake at the end of a tough days walk. It doesn’t get much better than unexpected coffee. Lovely accomodation overlooking the river and a night between clean sheets in a comfy bed after an exceptional goat curry ( sh
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Response from blueduckdan, Manager at Blue Duck Station
Responded Oct 21, 2018
Thanks so much for your review. Great to see the first TA walker of the season passing through. Good luck with the rest of it and hope to see you here again.
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Drove in , and stayed 3 nights with a friend.
Goat shooting , river kayaking and bird spotting all made for a enjoyable stay
Superb wild goat curry ,friendly obliging staff
Comfortable beds ,and AWESOME location
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Response from blueduckdan, General Manager at Blue Duck Station
Responded Aug 22, 2018
Thanks for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
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The highlight of my whole new zealand trip! the staff were great and the activities were amazing! Went horseriding over stunning countryside, hunting for goats and turkeys and also clay pigeon shooting! awesome activities that arent available in many places so well worth doing! 1
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Response from blueduckdan, Manager at Blue Duck Station
Responded Aug 18, 2018
Thanks so much for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the activities :)
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Blue Duck Station offers everything you can possibly dream of when it comes to a rural farm experience. The staff will go above and beyond to ensure you have the best possible stay, and no matter if you're going horse riding or hunting, you will get a unique experience. The farm
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Had the best time here. Such great nature, awesome people and great activities. All would say is that not all of the sleeping accommodation is as clean or great as would ideally like. But once you just get stuck into it, you can only feel at home and want to partake in it all. I
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Hi I'm coming down the week of the 18th May to 21 May. A was wondering if I could bring my own horse for the horse trekking? He is my stock horse from gisborne so is very sure footed. Id love to go trekking while the boys go goat shooting. Thank Lydia 😀
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"Bring a torch!"
"depends what sort of neighbours you get, can be noisy."
"get a 2-man bunk bed shack for privacy and tranquility"
"The blue duck lodge if you want peace"
"Book one in advance to avoid groups off the backpacker buses."
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$124 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionOwhango
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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