Riverside Motels Wanganui

We now have a virtual tour online that allows you to have an inside look at the motel online! Have a look to see what Riverside Motel is all about.

http://www.yourtour360.com/motel/wanganui/riverside/flash/inshot_Riverside-Wanganui.html At Riverside Motel you can relax amidst the spaciousness and cleanliness of comfortable units in the quiet and tranquil setting on the Whanganui riverbank and yet remain within close proximity to the central city, as well as sporting and cultural facilities. Our mixture of two and one bedroom units and studios

Operating as usual


We are having some really lovely days in Whanganui at the moment. Worth experiencing for yourself so how about booking in at the motel for 2 or 3 nights๐Ÿ˜Š.


And we have a winner!
Congratulations Gillian Christian please send us a pm so we can sort out organising your stay


Competition update!!

The competition has closed and a winner will be announced tonight! Keep an eye on the page and best of luck to those who entered


First haircut ๐Ÿ˜


Meet our latest long term guest.' Saskia is 7 months old and for those of you who remember Archie (who we lost about three years ago) Saskia would be his great niece

Photos from Riverside Motels Wanganui's post 22/03/2022

Competition time!

Win a Studio room for 2 people for 2 nights* with wine chocolates and a movie pass

One winner will be picked on the 31st March so like this post and like our page to enter! Winner will be announced in the comments on the 1st April

*must be redeemed prior to November 2022 and booking dates subject to availability

Photos from Riverside Motels Wanganui's post 21/11/2019

Wahoo!!! Its Paua season at Riverside Motel! (Always nice to have you guy's here).
Take note of the contact details on the vehicles and why not visit their Educational Toy Store at 9 Park Place, Whanganui. It is an interesting feast of bright colour and warmth. Full of interesting toys and books, etc, for kids of all ages ( including adults) ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Photos from Riverside Motels Wanganui's post 26/03/2019

Something very special is happening in Whanganui and worth seeing. It is huge and is an absolute credit to 'Whanganui Walls.' Take a look at their website and please share this message. Thanks to Shanti and Simon for their foresight in bringing this to Whanganui and for their organisational skills in co-ordinating the event. You guys are great!.


Whanganui is such a 'happening' place! This guy has only just arrived and he looks stuffed already ๐Ÿ˜.


Here at Riverside Motel we only accept small dogs by arrangement.........until I broke my own rules this weekend and we had 6 Newfoundlands (can't get much bigger than that), a couple of Irish water spaniels, some other type of spaniel and a beautiful wee miniature long-haired Dachshund (who thought she was a Newfoundland). The big dogs were so careful not to step on her. Most were cage trained and I want to thank the owners who went to great measures to keep them all clean and quiet. My wonderful housekeeping staff cleaned all the units after everyone left today and I don't think even they realized we had homed such a big dog population over the last two nights. Absolutely no signs of anything dog!


The Motel is full of 'Paua.'


Welcome to the team of Early Childhood Educators from 'Paua.' Professionals who specialise in kid's learning and achieving at home. www.paua.ac.nz


Ummm.... Honeymoon suite please


Was looking through pics and found this one i forgot to post way back in April, when the Tangimoana Fishing Club paid us their annual visit. Sorry, guys. You are a great bunch and look forward to your visit next year - already booked ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Riverside Motels Wanganui's post 02/10/2017

Great show put on in Whanganui last weekend by Model Railways Clubs from all over the North Island. Fascinating! Some of them chose to stay with us ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Photos from Riverside Motels Wanganui's post 09/09/2017

No use trying to hide behind the bushes, Bill. We simply can not have ;Freedom Campers' in the motel carpark๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Photos from Riverside Motels Wanganui's post 10/04/2017

I've heard of an ah-bra, but never a Car Bra! What a clever idea! Trust the Aussies to come up with this one :)

Timeline photos 23/03/2017

We have had lots of cats and small dogs as guests at Riverside Motel; even cagebirds, a rabbit and two reptiles. But we have never had a Kingfisher before.
What a little beauty! And he was a bit 'stunned' to be here, but he came right pretty quick with some warmth and TLC in the cat cage until Bird Rescue came to check him out. A special visitor!

Timeline photos 23/03/2017

Remember 'Duckasaurus Motellius' from about a year ago? Well, she was back recently ... with something tucked under her wing!

Timeline photos 11/01/2017

Looking for something fun to do?



Our team will be on location at Whanganui Airport all weekend offering flights aboard our immaculate Douglas DC-3. A true kiwi veteran of the skies!

Saturday 12pm to 5pm
Sunday/Monday 10am to 3pm

Adults $85
Kids $65

Flight Details:

30 minute local area flight

Just turn up and ride on the day, or reserve your seat early by calling 0800 580 127 and selecting option #1


Would you believe it? For the past few years we have been donating the gold coins that we receive from guests using our laundry facilities to the 'Foundation for the Blind - Guide Dog Appeal.' This is a cause I have long held dear to my heart. We always ask our guests to put their coins in the special box which is bolted to the counter in Reception. People have been very generous and more often than not pay far more than the gold coin asked for. I estimate that we have collected well over $500.00 since we have been doing it and guests think it is wonderful. Yesterday, a lowlife opportunist entered the office off the street and finding that the box was bolted down he decided to smash the locked lid off it and took about $60.00 in notes, leaving $40.00 in coins. Soon after the 'bang' was heard he was seen running off down the street and the Police were called, who found some suspect fingerprints. This will not stop us! We will carry on donating these takings to the Foundation's Guide Dogs

Timeline photos 01/07/2016

Hey everyone, Over winter we are offering for July and August, either:
Stay one night get one FREE*
Stay 3 nights (consecutive) and pay 1/2 price

To secure a deal, please phone 0800 853 333


Frosty Man and the BMX Kid.. Only in New Zealand!

Just a little Kiwi love from way back!


'Special offer' * - Like and share this post and you can book up to five consecutive nights accommodation at this motel during June and July and pay half price. You must book by phone - 0800853333 and mention 'Winter Special.'


Today is a very special birthday for a very special lady. She is a key player in this motel operation. Happy 40th Kelly. Have a neat day :)

Photos from Riverside Motels Wanganui's post 28/03/2016

Heh-heh-heh!!! Yum! Had smoked marlin for supper last night and fresh Snapper for dinner tonight. Thank you guys!! :)

Photos from Riverside Motels Wanganui's post 26/03/2016

Bet ya never knew we had a Motel Fishing Adjunct. Actually, nor did I until I started writing this post :) And look.....I have the t-shirt to prove it! Formally known as Tiromoana Boat Club.Great bunch of people; so nice to have them here and we hope their stay will be repeated in the future :)

Motel Unit Photos 22/03/2016

Motel Unit Photos

Photos from Riverside Motels Wanganui's post 22/03/2016

Stuff Motel calendars are made of :) Photos of early morning Ashhurst by Carmen.

Motel Unit Photos 19/03/2016

Motel Unit Photos


HERE"S A GOOD DEAL JUST FOR YOU! For the next few months, depending on availability, we are offering a studio unit for one or two people, exclusively for followers of this page, at the rate of - 'Pay for the first night and get the second night free.' You may use this deal for close friends or family by arrangement and in your name. Conditions may apply. Book soon before the wine and chocolates run out! :)

Timeline photos 14/03/2016

If nothing eise, at least for consistency! A pleasing result! Thanks to the whole team for helping achieve this again :)




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General information

Riverside Motel is a family run business and we find our friendly reputation easy to maintain, simply because we all enjoy people, as do our well-known cats and small dog. Check in time is generally 2:00pm and checkout is 10:00am but we do manage to remain flexible in these respects by arrangement. We have a strict non-smoking policy within the units but areas are set aside for smokers outside. We can offer a transit service to and from the Airport,etc. Just across the road is the new Riverbank Walkway which links to other walks around the bridges, etc, and a 10 minute walk in a downstream direction leads to the Historic Riverboat Museum, Tramshed, well-known Saturday Market, UCOL, iSite and the 'Old Town Wanganui' area of the city centre.

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 9pm
Tuesday 7am - 9pm
Wednesday 7am - 9pm
Thursday 7am - 9pm
Friday 7am - 9pm
Saturday 7am - 9pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm

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