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Waipara Sleepers

  • 10–12 Glenmark Dr. Map It
  • Practical Base


  • Very rustic and rural
  • Complete with all the sounds and smells of the country
  • A good stop for anyone cycle-touring


  • Some of the accommodations and services are quite basic, but so is the price (where else in NZ advertises color TV!)

Updated 02/26/2014

Fodor's Review

Wake up to fresh-baked bread and newly laid eggs every morning at this basic-but-rather-quirky backpackers lodge housed in old railway carriages and huts. It's first-come, first-served for breakfast in the station waiting room (now a basic, communal kitchen). Some of the carriages retain old leather seating and travel posters. There are also powered camper-van sites and a number of tent sites, and they are close to the Weka Pass vintage Railway.

Hotel Information


10–12 Glenmark Dr., Waipara, 7483, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 4 rooms, 2 dorms
  • No meals

Updated 02/26/2014


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