The ultimate escape, this is a destination worthy enough to be one of the wonders of the world. Untouched in its naturalness, where no tourist bus has ventured, escape and explore the sensational landscapes and wildlife at Blue Duck Station in the Ruapehu District.
Start with a guided tour of the rainforest by 4WD or horseback, depending on your appetite for adventure. At the station, chances are you’ll see a blue duck or two, but you’ll also be privy to the exceptional conservation work taking place to regenerate the environment for the future.
Satisfy the thrill seeker side with a private kayak ride underneath a roaring waterfall and into the depths of the rainforest, while the only thing that can top that is your ascent into the clouds by strolling along the ‘top of the world ridge’, viewing the very pinnacle of the North Island.
There’s a strong dose of romance with the opportunity to cherish an intimate picnic, including wine and cheese illuminated by candlelight. And with two nights’ accommodation in this paradise, including breakfast and dinner, there’s even time to put your own mark on this slice of paradise by planting a native tree in one of the conservation areas.
Seldom seen, rarely experienced, and never forgotten.
We had the most incredible time at Blue Duck. I thought it would be one to remember, but we were absolutely blown away. The ride was amazing, the food outstanding and bubbles and sunset will never be forgotten. Thanks Our Date Nite for putting us in touch with Blue Duck. It has very special memories for us.
— Jax Mitchell