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Welcome to Bignell Street Motel & Campervans, Whanganui Accommodation

Situated next to Balgownie Wetlands Walkway, our self-contained units offer clean, tidy and affordable accommodation. The rooms are serviced daily and there is plenty of on-site parking available. We have access units available, just contact us to let us know of your specific needs. We are less than 1km (½ mile) from Gonville Shopping Centre where you will find a mini-mart, doctor's surgery, library, post office, etc. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement for a small additional fee. Group rates are available. We have powered sites if you prefer to bring your own caravan and our kitchen and ablutions blocks are at your disposal.

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Everything I Needed

Reviewed 04 Nov 2015

The accommodation was clean and had everything I needed for my stay. The custodian was helpful and friendly. There was plenty of parking space. A warm, comfortable bed. Excellent shower and efficient curtain.

John from Tauranga


Reviewed 03 Nov 2015

Pleasure to stay here, facilities old but very well maintained and clean. Bench and hooks in shower, hard to find in some camps. Priced well.

Christine and David from Masterton

Enjoyed Our Stay

Reviewed 26 Feb 2015

We have enjoyed our stay here. The units are clean, comfortable and staff are very friendly. We will certainly be back. The facility is very well run and quiet. There is no traffic noise allowing for a good night's sleep.

Joy and Alf from Auckland

Spotlessly Clean

Reviewed 25 Jan 2015

Unit is spotlessly clean, nice fluffy towels and beds were very comfy. I am partially disabled and the manager went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed. A totally excellent experience. Top Value.

Trish from Taupo

About Us

We are committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable stay with us.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple. To provide you, the customer, with the best value for money accommodation in Wanganui. We aim to do this by providing clean and comfortable motel units, with friendly and helpful staff at a price that everyone can afford.


The prices and rooms stated on the website are per person and include Goods & Services Tax at the rate applied by the NZ Government. Additional persons are also charged per night. Prices on this website may change without notice at any time.

Hours of Operation

Bignell Street Motel is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. However, we would appreciate it if you can let us know if you will be arriving late at night or early in the morning so we can make suitable arrangements to ensure you have quick and easy access to your motel room. Please contact us by phone or email which is listed above.

Use of this Website

By using this website you agree to the terms and conditions stated below. These terms and conditions may change at any time without notice.

I would like to thank you for visiting our web site and hope you come and stay with us soon.

Motel Policies, Refunds and Cancellations

  • Once you have made a confirmed reservation with us, rooms are held for your exclusive occupation and are guaranteed.
  • Earlier departure than the reserved date may not result in refund unless the management are able to re-let the accommodation, as per NZ Law all cancellations will incur a cancellation fee.
  • Any cancellation fee charged will be refunded if we are able to re-let the unit(s), less a releting fee.
  • We welcome your arrival any time after 8.00am and NZ check-out is by 10.00am on departure date.
  • Late check-out after 10am is charged $3 per quarter hour.
  • In consideration of future guests we respectfully request that you do not cook odorous foods in the units. On your departure, if required, we will engage a specialist cleaning company; and reserve the right and may charge such costs and any resulting loss of income.
  • NO Smoking in the units. We reserve the right and may charge such costs for cleaning of the room and any resulting loss of income. Smoking is allowed outside the units. Butt Buckets are available.
  • If payment of an account is not received by due date we reserve the right to add the following charges:
    • Interest of 2.5% per month on outstanding balances plus an administration fee of $50.00
    • Plus any debt collection and/or legal fees incurred to recover the debt.
  • Your visitors are welcome in your unit, however we ask that they depart quietly prior to 9.30pm. We reserve the right to charge as "extra persons" any of your visitors on site after 10.00pm. Parties and large groups are not permitted.
  • Management reserves the right to evict any person who is disturbing other guests staying at 86 Bignell Street Wanganui.

Bignell Street Motel

86 Bignell Street, Whanganui, New Zealand

Phone: +64 6 344 2012
Freephone: 0800 244 635