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Why Waiau?

The ideal relaxing holiday and touring base.


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.

​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.

  • Fishing on Waiau River
  • Skiing at Mt Lyford
  • Jet-boating
  • Hunting
  • Close to Kaikoura
  • Close to Hanmer Springs
  • Historic buildings
  • Golf Course
  • Cycle Routes
  • Ice-skating
  • Waiau Fireworks
  • 4WD Trips
  • Tramping / Hiking
  • Relaxing!

Come and Relax for a while!
Your hosts, Brent & Kara.