This smallish site in a town that was at the epicentre of the Kaikoura earthquake has much to offer. Some of the pitches are separated by hedges, giving privacy for those who prefer it, and the facilities are very clean and well maintained. There is a well equipped children’s play area, riverside walks, plus an interesting walk around the historic heritage of the town. Well worth a trip up Inland Scenic Route72. We’ll stay an extra night to sample the on-site food truck which operates on Fridays and Saturday’s.
recently stayed here. Lovely peaceful spot. The facilities and grounds are kept absolutely meticulous. Cleanest and most tidy i have seen. Top marks to the owners. Feel proud of your hidden gem. Will defnitely return.
A hidden treasure with a unique history, located in a lovely tidy village in the North Canterbury township of Waiau. Immaculately clean, with a range of accommodation options to suit anybody. Host have a passion for history of the camp & the local area with the on site food truck handy for a yummy meal or grazing platter delivered to your camp site or cabin, or walking distance to the pub. Dont drive past on your adventure. Take time to stop in, stay & breathe.
If I thought this campsite couldn’t be better in the summer-we’ll I was dead wrong! The pool! The beautiful, warm, huge pool located across the road is the nicest pool we’ve ever been in. Shade, clean changing rooms, shaded swimming (!!!) and $10 for the day! Holy, what a gem. The grounds are beautiful, playground, caravan cafe, Santa trees, amazingly clean and well stocked kitchen and relax areas. Our caravan site is powered with hedges on both sides for privacy and huge! This is our top place to stay. 25 minutes to Hanmer. I can’t recommend it enough.
Stayed here for a few weeks in my caravan for work in the area. Beautiful ammenities. Helpful and kind owners. Good grocery shop nearby. Walking tracks by the rivers. Very reasonably priced. Will be bacl for holidays in the future. Walking distance to the pub. Would highly recommend for holiday makers.
This place is a pot of gold! Lovely warm cabins that are well equipped with cutlery, utensils, pots/pans, heater, towels etc. Also provides access to free WiFi and Netflix use in each room - something you often don’t get elsewhere. Kitchen and bathrooms are very well kept and fully functional. Super friendly owner with some great tips for local walks etc. Will absolutely be coming back next time we are in the area.
We stayed here instead of Hanmer and we’re so glad we did.. the cabins are awesome with a real rustic feel but super tidy and clean, as were the shared facilities. Waiau is such a beautiful wee village, feels like you’re stepping back in time. Right next to the river for a lovely morning stroll.. can’t fault this place, great value for our family..recommend to all!
This feels like you have stepped off the grid and are holidaying in old school NZ, don't go past it, actually take the short detour to it. Owner was great and gave me peace of mind as a female solo traveller. I stayed in an economy double and it was a great price, spotlessly clean, comfy bed and had everything I needed. All the shared facilities were just immaculate. My motorbike was parked up on the hard gravel and I felt safe and secure. The kai cart was open the night I was there so didn't go into town for food. It was probably one of the best meals I have had for a very long time and incredibly reasonable. Again friendly people happy to have a chat whilst making my food. There is the local pool just across the road and it looked brand new and very inviting i'll use it on my next visit. When breaking my trip i'll use this place now instead of Hanmer, you just can't go wrong.…
Exceptionally clean, tidy, comfortable rooms. The toilet facilities were excellent with great showers and endless hot water. We had a fab night here on our way through. Family of 5 teens and parents booked 3 cabins. Expansive views of the Waiau River on the way! Would definitely return and spend more time here :-)
Awesome place, very quiet, nice and tidy, very good amenities, super clean, and very friendly host. So peaceful that we decided to stay an additional night (which we never do!) just to relax and enjoy the calm of the area. Highly recommended.