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Bushy Point Fernbirds Bed and Breakfast

197 Grant Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at this Eco B&B is just like staying with friends. The hosts, Ian and Jenny, are wonderful and make every effort to ensure that you get the most out of your stay, which in our case included taking one of our group to a local doctor to get an ear infection sorted out! Having devoted themselves to the preservation... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This B and B was by far the best place we stayed during our 2 weeks traveling NZ. It was off the tourist track. Location is fabulous as the owners had reforested the area and it is continuous with national protected land and a great site to view birds and walk along marsh area. Ian took us on a hike... More 

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

Thank you Stuart. We love your review. More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We loved this B and B. Ian and Jenny were so welcoming from the minute we arrived! Offered a cuppa and some chocolate! Great after a long drive. They have a lovely home with great facilities, even allowing guests to share the kitchen if they want to cook, and giving us fridge space too. Ian took us on our bush... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

If you're traveling from Milford Sound to the Catlins I would advise you to stop at Ian & Jenny's place. Their house is beautiful, breakfast is amazing (organic products), you'll get to see different species of birds (tui...) and visit & explanation on forest & bush in the south by Ian. The rooms are lovely and if you have kids,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Bushy Point Fernbirds was our favorite stay during three weeks of exploring the best of the South Island. Full disclosure, we like to get a bit off the beaten path, especially in tourism-heavy countries like New Zealand. At Bushy Point, we felt that we had found a hidden gem as soon as we reached the end of the gravel road... More 

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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I stayed for two nights in January with Ian and Jenny. We were both suffering from colds and Jenny was just like a Mum to us both doing all she could to make us feel better! Ian gave us a fascinating tour of the reserve and taught us lots about the flora and fauna which we found... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our stay here was one of the most memorable experiences during our NZ trip. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Jenny and given a few good dinner recommendations in town. The room itself was very comfortable and stylish, with a huge bed, very comfy bedding, and a pile of bird books! The room we stayed in had big... More 

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Bideford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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 December 9, 2014

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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6 hotel reviews
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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
5 Minutes drive from Invercargill airport and 25 minutes to the port of Bluff, our comfortable secluded eco friendly B&B is situated on 4.5 Hectares of private reserve with a population of South Island fernbirds. It is the perfect place to stay before travelling to Stewart Island or Catlins or as a base to explore Southland. Wake up to the dawn chorus of Tuis and Bellbirds. A slice of New Zealand the way it used to be. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bushy Point Fernbirds Bed and Breakfast

Address: 197 Grant Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range: $118 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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