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
participate if you like.