Visiting ~ come and play

As you pass through ~ stop and catch a breath!

Available:

Place to rest your head

Come and stay awhile!

Place to feed your tum!

Eat and Run

Rest the Kids & Dog

Let the kids and the dog run free before you carry on.

Facilities

Fresh clean amenities, EV chargers, Campervan Waste Station.

Experience Rakaia and Mid Canterbury

RAKAIA PHOTO GALLERY

By residents

Huntley Dhue, sunrise photograph on his 9th birthday.
Photo by Huntley Dhue – 4 August 2023
On his 9th birthday. 
Photo by Bruce Addis – 29 June 2023
Photo by Bruce Addis – 29 June 2023
Photo by Bruce Addis – 29 June 2023
Image by Vanessa Davidson - May 2023
Photo by Bruce Addis –  29 June 2023.
Taken at Dorie Beach
Image by Teodora Motateanu - sun rising from walkway
Photo by Bruce Addis –  29 June 2023.
Taken at Dorie Beach
Photo by Hannah Dhue – March 2023
Photo by Karen Hislop – March 2023
Photo by Karen Hislop – March 2023
Image by Vanessa Davidson - May 2023
Photo by Haylee Counsell –  April 2023
Image by Teodora Motateanu - sun rising from walkway
Photo by Teodora Motateanu – March 2023
Image by Vanessa Davidson - May 2023
Photo by Vanessa Davidson – April 2023
Photo by Vanessa Davidson – April 2023
Rakaia
Photo by Diane Kerslake – 2021
Park by Diane Kerslake
Photo by Diane Kerslake – 2021
Brian Hodges photo from 1st Day at Rakaia River Mouth.
Photo by Brian Hodges – February 2023
Vanessa Davidson - April 2023
Photo by Vanessa Davidson –  April 2023
Doreen Barns - April 2023 - Sunset
Photo by Doreen Barns- April 2023
Vanessa Davidson - April 2023
Photo by Vanessa Davidson – April 2023
Nasa Weather Balloon launched April 16th, 2023.
Photo by Teodora Motateanu – April 2023
Image by Teodora Motateanu - sun rising from walkway
Photo by Teodora Motateanu – March 2023
Image by Vanessa Davidson - May 2023
Photo by Vanessa Davidson –  April 2023
Photo by Teodora Motateanu – April 2023
Photo by Teodora Motateanu – April 2023
Photo by Teodora Motateanu – April 2023
Image by Teodora Motateanu - sun rising from walkway
Photo by Teodora Motateanu – April  2023
Photo by Teodora Motateanu – April 2023
Used as page header image (top center perspective).

A PLACE TO REST YOUR HEAD

  • Rakaia Family Camp Ground
  • BnB
  • Self Sufficient Lifestyle parking spot
  • South Rakaia Hotel
  • St Ita’s Guest House
  • On way to or from, we have a spot for you to rest your weary head.

    Come and enjoy our little piece of paradise.

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PLACE TO FEED YOUR TUM!

  • Salmon Tales Cafe
  • Little Red Cafe
  • Service Station Cafe
  • Mr. India Takeaways
  • Four Square Supermarket
  • Harvey’s Bakehouse
  • The Azteca Taco mobile kiosk – Mobil carpark area
  • Railway Tavern
  • South Rakaia Hotel
Salmon Tales

parks & reserves

  • SH1 Children’s Park
  • Dog Park
  • Rakaia Walkways
  • Rakaia Historical – First Railway Hut
  • Rakaia History Information Boards
  • Rakaia History – Visual Mural
  • BMX Track
  • Swimming holes along walkways
  • Swimming Pool (in season)

On your way to or from…. we have a spot for you to rest your weary head and stretch your legs.

Come and enjoy our little piece of paradise.

Visitor Amenities & Services

Toilets

Serviced toilets. Available south of the bridge in the township, just to the side of the Salmon statue.

EV Chargers

In the parking slots outside toilet area.

Waste Disposal Station

A new waste disposal dump station is being placed along East Railway Terrace just up from the first round-about and South Rakaia Hotel. Expected date for the completion of this project is not yet known.

visitor comments

“Real Awesome and NZ rocks!”

GEORGIA

“Very lovely and very friendly people.”

JENNI, LORRAINE

“Very interesting place.”

KEVIN HARKERS