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Blue Duck Station

Hotel Class
3.5 out of 5



4.0 / 5Very Good
2 reviews


  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Ohinetonga Scenic Reserve
    85 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Taumarunui Domain
    99 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Rangaroa Domain
    100 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Frontier Lodge

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 8
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About this area


Blue Duck Station is located in Retaruke.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Ohinetonga Scenic Reserve - 85 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Whakapapa and Whanganui River Confluence - 96 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Taumarunui Domain - 99 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Rangaroa Domain - 100 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ratana Church - 111 min drive

About this property

Blue Duck Station

A restaurant, a coffee shop/café and WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free lodge. Self parking is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a garden and barbecues are on-site. This lodge has 4 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.



Check-in between 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Blue Duck Cafe
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10.00 per day (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Blue Duck Station Lodge Owhango
  • Blue Duck Station Lodge
  • Blue Duck Station Owhango
  • Blue Duck Station Lodge Retaruke
  • Blue Duck Station Retaruke

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 10.00 per day)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–noon: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 10 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shower

Very Good

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

Good experience in a unique place.

We are a mature couple that were travelling with the Stray Backpacker's bus. Although most of the Stray people were staying in the dorm facilities, we booked a private room in one of the nicer lodges at Blue Duck. The lodge and room were very nice - pretty luxurious actually - but the price did reflect that. We met the owner, Dan the last evening we were there and he was very nice and welcoming. Unfortunately I can't say that for most of the staff members we dealt with, with the exception of the young man who ran the target shooting activity. I got the impression that they did not want to be there, or at least be providing hospitality to a group of people.

Cons: Staff attitudes.

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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