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Why Waiau?

The ideal relaxing holiday and touring base.


Waiau provides the perfect location to put your feet up for a relaxing holiday or as the ideal location for activities. The Waiau and Mason Rivers are idea for fishing, brimming with trout and where the salmon run during February and March. Great rivers for swimming , jet-boating and 4WDing too!

The historic township provides interesting walks, tennis and lawn bowls. The local golf course is only 2kms away. 

Visit Mt Lyford (25mins) for walks, mountain biking, skiing or ice-skating. Hanmer Springs is only 35mins away with their thermal pools and adventure activities galore. Kaikoura is only 1.5 hour’s scenic trip and famous for its marine life. 

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

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