Riverstone Motel

Riverstone Motel

Clean, comfortable, quiet and conveniently located

  • Spotlessly clean & quiet modern rooms
  • Air conditioning & double glazing
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi & car parking

A warm, friendly Kiwi welcome awaits all guests and travellers at Riverstone Motel in Rangiora. Riverstone Motel is the newest motel in Rangiora and the Waimakariri District, providing modern and contemporary accommodation. The motel is located at the southern entry to Rangiora, next door to a family-friendly bar & restaurant and is only a 2-minute walk from an excellent Pak’nSave supermarket.

Triple sheeting

Riverstone Motel has a northerly aspect meaning the units benefit from all day sun. There are 17 units (Studios, 1- and 2-Bedroom Suites) and all have air conditioning, double glazing and sound proofing and are finished with stylish decor. All our beds have mattress toppers and comfort layers and are triple sheeted, ensuring guests the highest standard in quality bedding, cleanliness and hygiene. Each unit has a bathroom with high water pressure showers, a well-appointed kitchenette and functional furniture.

Three units on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible, complete with roll-in showers and handrails in the bathrooms. Our professional housekeepers service the rooms daily upon request. On-site facilities include free parking and free, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the complex. A continental breakfast service and a guest laundry are also available.

Much to do!

Rangiora is a thriving hub and the principal town at the heart of the Waimakariri. Local and regional attractions include Canterbury's premier wine growing region; the Waipara Valley and slightly further north, the world renown spa resort of Hanmer Springs. Good surfing beaches are nearby, and, in the winter, there are several ski fields about an hour’s drive away. Golfers have many choices… from good, local club 18-hole options to more demanding rounds on Championship level courses.

Rangiora itself has an eclectic mix of retailers – from well-known high street chains to numerous boutique shops and several wonderful cafés. A super museum, detailing the early history of Rangiora and the local district, is open on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.

Dining options abound in Rangiora and in the neighbouring towns of Kaiapoi and Mandeville North. Taxi and shuttle services, if required, are best booked in advance and the team at Riverstone Motel are happy to help you if needed. There are fledgling Uber and Ola services as well.

4-Bedroom Apartment

For bigger groups, the motel also has a 4-Bedroom apartment. In addition to a large and spacious living and dining area, guests greatly appreciate that each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. The apartment is the ideal choice for business or family groups and can be let for long- or short-term bookings. The living area is large enough to enable meetings and min-conferences. One of the bedrooms in the 4-Bedroom apartment provides wheelchair access and facilities.

Convenient location

Riverstone Motel’s location allows easy access to State Highway 1, SH72 and SH71. With the enhanced northern motorway and roading network, the motel is only 20 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and 30 minutes to the Christchurch CBD.

Property facilities 

  • Free-Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Double glazing
  • Soundproof
  • Gym

In-Room Amenities 

  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast


  • "Every time I stay at Riverstone Charlotte and Mike always look after me and ensure my stay is fantastic. Great service, and I highly recommend to everybody who stays in Rangiora." – N Taylor, Australia
  • "We drove in - without a booking and the lovely Scottish man organised everything for us at the drop of a hat - couldn't be nicer - even down to the lovely fresh milk for our plunger coffee - Would definitely recommend staying here - our unit was huge and very, very comfortable with superb bedding - didn't want to leave!!" - Janet, Wellington (NZ)
  • "Best motel accommodation we have experienced. Luxury and comfort without compromise." - B Byrne, Australia
  • "We loved our stay in Rangiora the room was comfortable spacious and accessible for my husband and I in wheelchairs and the little room on the side perfect for our son. Bathroom was also perfect, and nothing was a problem for our hosts to assist us where needed. Would definitely stay again." – Tiffiney P, Hamilton (NZ)
  • "We have stayed in many motels / hotels throughout New Zealand & Internationally; we are majorly impressed. Well done! Quality, style, furnishings & design are brilliant. We will definitely stay again and recommend your motel to our friends." - J. McLain, Singapore

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Property Facilities

Wheelchair Access
Free Wifi
Family Friendly

In-Room Amenities

Hair Dryer
Tea & Coffee
Digital TV
Internet Available