Awakino Hotel


3.8 from 5 users.


Gribbin Street, Waitomo District, North Island.

(06) 452 9815



The Awakino Hotel was established in 1904 and is the perfect pitstop on any journey along SH3. The hotel offers 9 rooms, two with en-suite facilities at affordable prices. We also offer free overnight camping (at the back of the pub on the grassy area) to patrons (vehicles only). Please register at the bar if you wish to stay. We offer free wifi in the bar, toilets and access to showers for a fee of $5. We serve food and drinks daily from 11am-late. We have regular events including quiz nights, pool compitions, happy hour and live music. The hotel is set next to the picturesque Awakino river where birdlife, fishing, kayaking and whitebaiting are in abundance. The long black sand beaches are less than 2 mins away where you can relax, surf, or swim to the backdrop of Mt Taranaki. A visit to the Three Sisters, Waikawau (tunnel beach) or Mt Damper falls are all within driving distance of the hotel.

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Lat: -38.652714 Lng: 174.62897

User Reviews



Stayed for one night and it was a very good spot for us. Nice and quiet, a fair bit away from the road which wasnt busy at night anyways. The Bays are nice and clean and the amenities are very good. Everything was clean, the shower was hot and had lots of preassure and was roomy. Just parked in the back, had a beer with the very friendly staff after paying the 10$ for our unpowered site. I can also just recommend to walk up the head and watch a beautiful sunset. Also the Ocean was nice and warm to take a swim.



Free-Freedom Camping (SC) up the road at the library, was completely empty for us, access to toilets which were relatively clean. A Paid spot (15$) at the back of the hotel, comes with facilities, showers and power. The owner was very nice and helpful.


Awakino Hotel

Camping area has been updated with bays for 4x vehicles and access to hook up and the hotel facilities for a fee. Camping is to the rear of the hotel. Please see photos and register inside on arrival


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