Welcome to Bushy Point Fernbirds
eco-friendly birdwatchers bed & breakfast

A completely unique Bed & Breakfast in Southland New Zealand with a natural environment ideal for birdwatching. There is no passing traffic,we are secluded so you feel you are staying in a B&B deep in the forest. In reality we are only 10 minutes from Invercargill city. A perfect location for accommodation before or following Stewart Island or the Catlins coast and Fiordland on the Southern Scenic route. We are close to the Riverton Invercargill leg of Te Araroa The Long Pathway.

Here you can watch birds from the doorstep of your room. Walk the track and boardwalk on our pest protected reserve at your leisure. Recover from your journey in total peace and quiet. We offer free wireless internet.

Stay in accommodation you will remember always as part of your New Zealand experience. A small slice of New Zealand the way it used to be.


Happy New Year! We had such a wonderful time at Bushy Point, it really was one of the highlights of our 4 weeks in New Zealand. We just loved being on the walkway, totally surrounded by vegetation. It was almost like deep sea diving in the sense of total immersion into a different environment. The fernbirds were lovely, but the fantails were magical and will remain with us like old friends. Thanks for your tips on walking on Sandy Point, since that got us two new birds as well—the brown creeper and tomtit.

We so enjoyed meeting you. Very best wishes,

Annie Cross and Alan Johnston


The place was beautiful and the rooms were comfortably done up. With the New Zealand bush at their backyard, it was a beautiful sanctuary for the birds. So much care goes into preserving the natural habitat! The biggest regret that we had was spending only one night at the location. But what really set this location apart besides the serene and peaceful environment, was the warmth and hospitality of the hosts. Ian and Jenny went out of their way to make sure we were always comfortable, making that special effort to take good care of us. Knowledgeable and friendly, we felt we were in good hands for our entire duration of our stay. Truly the best experience in our entire trip around the South Island

Victor Tan