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Waiau Motor Camp - Escape to our little piece of country. We are North Canterbury's oldest township with a rich history. Visit the form Jail, historic woolshed and other listed local landmarks. We offer powered and unpowered sites, or stay in one of our cabins, used to accommodate Nasella Tussanite workers back in the 1960's. We are an ideal centre point for regional attractions, being only 35 minutes to Hanmer Springs, 60 minutes to Kaikoura and 20 minutes to Mt Lyford Skifield. Go fishing in the Waiau River or try your luck hunting. Or just come & enjoy the peace and quiet of our small piece of paradise.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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9 Highfield Street Waiau, Canterbury, Waiau 7332 New Zealand
Getting there
Christchurch Intl Airport102 km
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Stayed here last night in our camper van. In the outskirts of this little village. Very clean, very helpful staff, very beautiful setting and very reasonably priced. Highly recommended if you happen to be passing through. ❤️
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We have been 3 times now to this amazing camp site our family have come and use the cabins which are clean and tidy .We caravan when we are there take our dogs we love it , everyone is friendly the owners are fabulous and the facilities are spotless .The river is great there is
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Exceptionally clean and tidy campsite with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable public areas. The toilet and shower facilities were excellent, clean and plenty of hot water. Cabin 13 had a very comfortable bed complete with electric blanket (not used). Would love to go back.
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We were two couples on a road trip. One couple stayed in the roof tent and the other rented a cabin. The cabin was beautiful decorated with a fridge and tea making facilities. The facilities here were fresh and very clean. The kitchen was brilliantly stocked with everything
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A very nice place to stay. While the place is aging its still nice with free wifi and free showers. Would recommend it to anyone. The hosts are very nice. Is close to the Waiau river for good fishing. Also it is a quick and easy drive to Hanmar Springs
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Deluxe Double Cabin
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"All rooms are quiet"
"Lovely experience"
"very tidy, peaceful, family-oriented, great feel, close to food shops"
"nice peaceful camp and not overpriced"
US$29 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionWaiau
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