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Waiau Motor Camp

9 Highfield Street Waiau, Canterbury, Waiau 7332 New Zealand
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Waiau
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)
Snack bar
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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9 Highfield Street Waiau, Canterbury, Waiau 7332 New Zealand
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Tasmin J wrote a review 15 Jul
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
KaranSin wrote a review Apr 2021
Taupo, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Lulu O wrote a review Feb 2021
Nelson, New Zealand9 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sarah wrote a review Dec 2020
Milton, New Zealand1 contribution
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 :-)
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Bruno S wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions13 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2020
US$30 - US$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionWaiau
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waiau Motor Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Waiau Motor Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Waiau Motor Camp?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Waiau Motor Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Waiau Motor Camp located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Waiau.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waiau Motor Camp?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Waiau Motor Camp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Waiau Motor Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.