The SpaceWe are centrally located to take advantage of Whanganui’s best attractions. We love our river, we are located one block from the Whanganui River, and a five minute walk from the CBD and the best cafes. Take a short walk to the library and heritage buildings of Queen’s Park. Explore the Old Town, Chronicle Glass Studio and the Sarjeant Gallery. An easy stroll to the Saturday Market, the Wairua River Boat and the Waimarie Steamboat.
We are ideally situated for cyclists on the New Zealand Cycle Trail. The local river cycle track passes close by, from there you can connect to the Mountains to the Sea leg of the NZ Cycle Trail, or explore Whanganui’s local cycle tracks. We have safe storage for your bikes, and are located not far from the city’s two bike stores should you need repairs or equipment.
We provide a comfortable, clean double room, and can provide extra beds if necessary. The cottage is well heated, and guests are welcome to use our lovely, deep two-person bath. Free use of the washing machine and drying rack, and free Wifi available.
Our guests must be ok with dogs, we have two, plus a cat and three hens. We try to be green – organic eggs, spray-free homegrown veges where possible and homemade bread. Gay and straight friendly. Complimentary tea, coffee and iced water, and a complimentary generous breakfast courtesy of the chooks.
Free shuttle service to and from airport and bus terminal. Guest AccessAccess to your bedroom, and share our kitchen, lounge, bathroom and laundry. Enjoy our backyard garden and homegrown produce, sunny decks, lie in the hammocks. TV and Netflix available to share. Free local phone calls. Interaction with GuestsWe love meeting other travellers. Hang out with us, or enjoy the privacy of your comfortable room if you prefer. We love Whanganui, and will help you to get the most out of your visit to our special town. The NeighborhoodAll the best cafes, restaurants and bars are within walking distance.
Best cafes? Our current favourites are Jolt, Recaffeinate, The Yellow House, Red Eye, The Villa. Actually, Whanganui is a mecca for coffee lovers!
Favourite restaurants: Wa Japanese and Tasty Indian
A short stroll to historic Moutua Gardens/Pakaitore and Queens Park where you can walk the meditation walk, view the historic Sarjeant Gallery building which is currently under restoration, the Davis library and War Memorial. The Sarjeant Gallery is currently housed on Taupo Quay, a short walk away. On the way there check out the WH Millbank Gallery and the new Ceramics Gallery. Visit Chronicle Glass in the Old Town, watch the glass blowing in progress and wander around the historic buildings. Then walk along the riverbank boardwalk, taking in the cafes, the river boats and chat to the locals fishing from the pier. Getting AroundWe offer free shuttle service to and from the airport and bus terminal. We are very centrally located. We are one block from the river, and three blocks from the main street. We walk everywhere we need to go, and don't need a car. Good cycling. Taxi fares are reasonable, and there are buses from town to most suburbs, or inter-city. Other Things to NoteWe have two dogs, Tarn, a huntaway x and Spud, a staffy x. They are getting on in years, and are very friendly but can be a bit enthusiastic with new people. Once they settle down with you, you will be their friend for life and they will help you to feel very safe in our home.