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

Hi everyone, welcome to Whanganui. We are situated directly opposite the racecourse and Wanganui Function Centre, within easy walking distance to the central city, restaurants, bars, sporting venues and tourist attractions.

Well we have now been here for one year, what a year we have had, so many lovely guests. We have really enjoyed living in our new city and love sharing it with you all.

In our year here Abbey and I have done so much. Abbey has settled into Wanganui High School and then does a great job here at the motel after school. We have redecorated six out of the 10 rooms and the feed-back on them has been very positive. If you have not stayed with us in the last year please come and check us out we would love to have you back.

To the guest that have made recommendations thanks for that we have listened and done what you have asked for. All units now have blinds on the doors.

Truck parking available.

Studio units have tea/coffee-making facilities, family units have full cooking facilities. TV, electric blankets and heaters in all units. Swimming and spa pool.

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

Family Units
There is a new option for family units. We can now have king bed in living room but this needs to be requested on booking the unit. Or it can be two singles.