Welcome to Waiau Motor Camp & Cabins
Whether you are looking for a quiet getaway, or a base for regional adventures, Waiau is the perfect location for you to enjoy.
Nestled on the banks of North Canterbury's Waiau River and located on the Inland Scenic Route SH70 between Kaikoura (60mins) and Hanmer Springs (35mins), you will have great access to all the attractions each has to offer and everything in-between.
Waiau has great short walks and Cycling options to explore our rural surroundings. We're also a great base for Skiing at Mt Lyford Skifield.
The small township enjoys fantastic 360° mountain views, amazing stargazing, fishing on the Waiau and Mason Rivers, short walks including a lovely Riverside walk by the river, and a great near new swimming pool complex (available during selected summer months). Take a stroll around the Historic Trail and learn some of the local history.
Our Cabins are part of an Historic Accommodation facility dating back to 1958. Formally owned by the North Canterbury Tussock Board, it was used to accommodate workers known as Grubbers that worked the surrounding hillsides. The rooms have been tastefully updated while retaining important history from the past.
â€‹Included within the Nassella Tussock building is a great fully equipped Kitchen, Dining room and TV Lounge areas. Shared shower and toilet facilities and Free Wifi is available for every guest.