Waiau Motor Camp

9 Highfield StreetHanmer Springs7332New Zealand
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About Waiau Motor Camp

Located just off a main motorway and just 600 metres from the Walau River, Waiau Motor Camp offers cabins and campsites for people who are ready to enjoy nature.

All the cabins at Waiau Motor Camp have double beds or bunk beds. Free Wi-Fi is provided. The bathroom facilities are shared and include toilets and showers.

Guests have access to a communal TV lounge and game room. There are also shared kitchen facilities, along with a place for doing laundry. This is a pet-friendly property that has a playground. DVD rentals are also available.

Travellers can avail of a continental breakfast upon request. For later meals, they can try Brenda's On Lyndon, a café serving options ranging from baked goods to chips and fried chicken, which is 400 metres away.

Guests are 20 minutes from Mount Lyford by car, and can visit that destination for hiking, mountain biking, or skiing. Alternatively, Hanmer Springs, which offers thermal pools is just under a 40-minute drive.


9 Highfield Street, Hanmer Springs, 7332, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)3156672 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Warm and accommodating staff

Guests are extremely impressed by the employees. They say the workers are welcoming and well-informed about the area, plus will do anything they can to make travellers feel at home.

Clean and well-equipped facilities

There is an agreement from guests that the cabins and public areas of the property are very tidy. Additionally, they appreciate the playground and the fact that the kitchen has two cookers, as well as cutlery.

Excellent value for money

Guests think this is a great place to stay for reasonable comfort at appealing prices. They think the cost-to-benefit ratio is fantastic, especially considering the communal offerings and nicely kept accommodations.

Negative Reviews

No soundproofing

Reports from guests indicate the cabins are not soundproofed. As a result, they can hear other people talking in nearby rooms or slamming their doors, which disturbs rest and relaxation.

The cabins are small

Guests bring up how the cabins are not spacious enough. They say the small size is particularly noticeable for stays longer than a night or two.

The bathrooms are not ideal

Feedback suggests that the bathrooms need modernisation updates and aren't very visually appealing. Furthermore, guests do not like the shared arrangement of the toilet facilities and say it'd be better if there were more bathrooms for each gender.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 53 reviews