clean comfortable and spacious unitson-site swimming poolaffordable roomsplenty of off-street parking

Welcome to the Raceway Motel, Wanganui

Enjoy a warm welcome and an affordable stay at Raceway Motel.

Our motel in Wanganui is a great location, situated directly opposite the Wanganui Racecourse, Wanganui Function Centre, and Greyhound Track. Raceway Motel is also within walking distance to the central city, with its various restaurants, bars, sporting venues, and the well-known Saturday market and river attractions.

Facilities include outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, gas BBQ, guest laundry facilities and free WiFi.


Meet Vicky - Your Host

Wow its now been just over a month that we have been here for in that time we have had a couple of different school groups here not just spring and they were in the pool. Been fabulous to meet old and some new guest. The people of Wanganui have made us feel very welcome as I know they make visitors to our community feel. Have loved the Saturday Markets, walking up to the look out on Durie Hill Ive yet to do the elevator as its not open at 6am when I am walking. Virginia lake wow love it there as well so for my short time here I am finding plenty that this wonderful place has to offer as I know you will. Come explore our lovely city and see the charm and personality it has to offer.

We would love to make your acquaintance and share our beautiful property with you.

Kind Regards Vicky

Contact 06 345 8224

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Reviewed 26 Dec 2016

I really enjoyed my stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I loved the Christmas decorations, Christmas cake, brownies, tea, coffee, and milk that was provided on arrival. Bathroom was very clean. Beds were made each day and towels replenished. Info about what to do was offered. It was everything that we needed as a family of four adults.


Stuck in Wanganui

Reviewed 24 Sep 2015

Stuck in Wanganui because of a slip on the southern highway. No problems for these people who found us a very comfortable room, little kitchenette and everything you would need. Five minutes from centre of town. Place is older but comfortable and very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. Highly recommend and we will be staying here again when next in Wanganui.


On Holiday

Reviewed 24 Sep 2015

During our holiday in New Zealand. Great welcome and made to feel completely at home, room 5-star, clean, laundry a God send, safe parking, highly recommended, within easy reach of main town centre. To the owners many, many thanks, hope to see you again.



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Cnr Purnell St & Hurworth Pl

+64 6 345 8224
+64 6 345 8223

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We have the following channels:

  • Movies
  • Sport 1
  • Sport 2
  • Trackside 1
  • Trackside 2
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