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Welcome to Bushlands Holiday Park,

~ In The Heart Of Joshua Morgan Country

Bushlands Holiday Park, Tangarakau is situated 1 1/2 hrs drive from Stratford and Taumarunui , 2 hours drive from New Plymouth.

Scenic, State Highway 43 provides access to unsealed Raekohua Road at Tahora. 6 kms fdrom SH 43 you arrive at Bushlands Holiday Park, a small, fully facilitated camp ground situated on the banks of the Tangarakau River - a unique rugged and heavily rainforested tributary of the Wanganui River.

Bushlands provides an easy access to the back country. This is a chance to use your mountain bike, kayak and your tramping boots. Try for a hole in one ???hit the jam tin or join in farm activities. Freedom to roam is yours. Sample a little history ( 1926 Tangarakau Village) photograph to your hearts delight ( bring extra film ) marvel at natures beauty, bird watch,fungus hunt, search for fossils, go hunting ( we can arrange this for you ) or work on your fitness. At times we can offer wagon rides, horse trekking ( charge for these ) In the evenings glow worm search, possum hunt or eeling. Browse that book you never have time to read. Whatever you do we hope you collect memories.

We have the theme of nostalgia and so offer traditional homestyle meals, including as a special treat a 'Joshua Morgan Dinner' of dishes relevant to Joshua's 1890 era. These and other meals and snacks are offered by arrangement.

We really enjoy living in the remote ( further than Whangamomona !!! gosh ) area and are interested to share a little of the lifestyle with you. If you want to sleep out one night we can't arrange the weather but will suggest a spot for you. As this is a working, sheep and beef property there will be times of noise and activity, this we do not apologise for, but welcome you to participate if you like.