The Flying Fox

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​Contact Details​
phone: 64 6 927 6809

Welcome to The Flying Fox

If you only have time to visit just one place on the Whanganui River, New Zealand, this is that place.

Situated on the banks of the river and steeped in history, the property is accessed by aerial cable car and makes for a truly memorable place to stay. Eco-friendly cottages, constructed of reclaimed materials are complemented by the native bush and heritage fruit gardens that surround them. All are furnished to ensure your comfort and are fully self-contained with well equipped kitchens and bathrooms. You can choose to self-cater or have dinner and breakfast provided.


Camping and Glamping options make up alternatives for accommodation for those who enjoy the freedom of being close to nature with hot bush baths and a huge night sky.


The Flying Fox provides an ideal base for exploring the Whanganui River and National Park. Our local tour operators can custom design a trip for you, whether it be a jet boat trip, canoeing, tramping, mountain biking or a visit to the iconic 'Bridge to Nowhere'.


Located along the lower section of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail, the Whangnui River section of the Te Araroa Trail and half way between Whanganui and Pipiriki, this is the perfect place to stay a night or two, and recharge the body and soul.

The Flying Fox is about relaxing and unwinding away from the pressures of modern day living in a quiet and friendly environment.


Morning/Afternoon Tea packages are also available by appointment.


Situated just south of Koriniti, 45kms north of Whanganui along the scenic river road.


  • Cottage Accommodation

  • Glamping

  • Camping

  • Base for local activities



The Flying Fox

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