Awakino Hotel


5 from 2 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

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User 237956

Awesome hotel with an amazing beer garden and generous food portions. The river has some amazing views at sunset and plenty of spoonbills seen across the bank



Camping spot is at the back of the hotel and is surprisingly quiet considering how close to SH3 the hotel is. Its a very safe space and the hotel has security cameras. In the morning you can hear loads of tui's and other birds as well as the crashing waves from the nearby beach. The hotel is cosy serving good food and has facilities for a small fee. No real view from the camping spot but the beautiful river is 30 seconds away and a great place to have your morning coffee. Would definitely come again. Thank you


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