Farmstay/adventure activities/local history

Blue Duck Station

  • 4265 Oio Rd

  • Retaruke 3990

  • Whanganui National Park

Times of operation

  • Accommodation all year around

  • Accommodation and all activities by appointment only

  • Farmstay
  • Farm tours
  • Kayaking
  • Bush Safari
  • Clay bird shooting
  • Jet boating
  • Horse trekking
  • Mountain biking
  • Tramping


Located in the Ruapehu District on the banks of the Whanganui and Retaruke Rivers and surrounded by Whanganui National Park, Blue Duck Station is an outdoor enthusiasts playground. The Station's core values are to conserve its endangered wildlife, increase the health of native bush and rivers, and preserve the history of the area, while educating visitors about the endangered New Zealand blue duck, other native species and local history. Blue Duck Station is one of the starting points of the Whanganui River journey and has a very colourful history, both Maori and European.

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