Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for expressing an interest in booking at The Flying Fox. We want our customers to have an enjoyable and memorable experience, however we acknowledge that our location and unique accommodation does not suit everyone.

Please take a moment to review the following information to ensure we can meet your needs.

  • The only access to our site is via an aerial cable car across the river. Our check in and out times are limited by the cable car.

  •  Check in is between 2.30 – 7.30pm in the summer, 2pm and 5.30pm in the winter.

  • Check out is between 8am  – 10.30am unless by prior arrangement.

  • We recommend that you allow an hour to drive from either Whanganui or Raetihi to reach us.

  • Our car park is not visible from the road and we have not had any problems with vehicles parked there. 

  • These towns are our nearest shops/takeaway/restaurants, however we do have a small shop on site for basic supplies.

  • Breakfast, packed lunches and gift baskets are available by prior arrangement.

  • There is no cell phone coverage anywhere in the Whanganui river valley however, we do have free wi-fi on site.

  • Our whole site is a smoke and vape free area. 

  • We are mainly ‘off grid’ –  therefore we harvest our own water, all our toilets are composting and we have mains power to back up our own solar generation.

  • We are situated in the bush and you are likely to see/hear wild animals such as possum and deer on site. 

  • We are also a working life-style block so you may see/hear animals such as our cat, sheep and chickens. 

  • We do not allow dogs on site as we have kiwi in the bush.

If you have any other questions you are more than welcome to ask.