A true country hotel, the historic Waiau Hotel (opened in 1909) is a cosy, clean and friendly place to stay in New Zealand’s southernmost town, Tuatapere. It’s at the end of Highway 99, at the gateway to Fiordland National Park and some of New Zealand’s most spectacular wilderness scenery, including New Zealand’s newest major walking track, the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. Come and stay to experience country hospitality at its best. You are guaranteed a friendly stay at the Waiau - we are always ready with a smile to help out guests where we can. At the Waiau Hotel, there is always the opportunity to mix and mingle with real southern people. The hotel has 25 rooms (including six with ensuites) and is able to accommodate up to 54 people. The Waiau Hotel offers guests a full range of quality food from its three dining areas - Hump Ridge Cafe Bar, Bar/Bistro dining and the main dining room. And let’s not forget the famous Tuatapere sausage breakfast! The restaurant bar is a real social spot with a pool table, juke box and gaming machines. The Public Bar/Bistro sports a big screen television and there is Sky TV available and in the Bar/Bistro. There is a guitar and piano available and there is an open fire in the bar. The hotel also has a wholesale bottle store. As well as the steady stream of international and national guests who stay at the Waiau just for the good old fashioned holiday, Waiau Hotel also host visitors who come to the western Southland region for attractions such as the Hump Ridge Track. Rugby supporters groups are also often hosted at the Waiau.