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Enjoy a warm welcome and an affordable stay at Raceway Motel with your host Vicky and her daughter Abbey.

Sky Guest Select now on 50+ channels

Raceway Motel is in a great location situated opposite the Wanganui Racecourse, one of the oldest racecourses in New Zealand, Wanganui Function Centre, and Hatrick Raceway the home of the Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club is only a 5 minute walk. We are within walking distance to the central city, with its various restaurants, bars, sporting venues, and our well-known Saturday market and river attractions. We are also situated across the road from the Cleveland Funeral Home and are a 5 minute walk to Dempsey Forrest.

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

Meet Vicky - Your Host
Well we have now been here since July 2016. We have really enjoyed living in our new city and love sharing it with you all. Come check out one of the oldest cities in New Zealand.

In our short time 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 all 10 rooms and the feed-back on them has been very positive. If you have not stayed with us in the last two years please come and check us out we would love to have you back. We have new beds in 9 of the rooms and all new bedding, people are telling me they love the pillows.

To the guests 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.

Studio units have tea/coffee-making facilities, family units have full cooking facilities. TV, electric blankets and heaters are in all units. Swimming and spa pool. Sky Guest Select 50+ Channels.

Kind Regards Vicky

Outdoor Entertainment

Our entertainment area is a hidden gem in the centre of Whanganui. Take swim in our large pool or relax in our adult only spa pool. Feel free to use our BBQ and pool toys as you relax and socialise with our other guests.


"We had a fabulous stay and this is mostly because of your hospitality. Individually, we all agreed that we had the best & most memorable stay in your motel and this is a testament to you personally and your incredibly hospitable attitude. Each of us have stayed in many great motels across the country but we all agreed that yours has been the best stay for all of us and that the reason for this was mostly because of how accommodating and friendly you are and we just want to thank you so much for this. We hope to be back again soon and will recommend your motel to all our friends and family travelling and staying in Whanganui without hesitation!"

Sheree Davis & Whanau

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