Travel: 1950’s Bristol Freighter Plane Motel (Waitomo, New Zealand)

Travel: 1950’s Bristol Freighter Plane Motel (Waitomo, New Zealand)

1950’s Bristol Freighter Plane Motel(Waitomo, New Zealand)


A 1950’s Bristol Freighter fully refurbished into 2 beautiful self contained motel units.

This plane was one of the last allied planes out of Vietnam.
Possibly the only accommodation of its type in the world. Beautifully decorated this unique accommodation is surprisingly affordable for your stay in wonderful Waitomo.

Stay with us and children receive a FREE PASS to the Kiwi House.
With your accommodation we can book any caving adventures, Black water Rafting and also Horse riding.
Also FREE glow worm walk in the evening.

The Plane has two separate units:
The Cockpit Unit can sleep up to 4 people. It has a double bed and a sofa that pulls out to a large single. Up in the actual cockpit there is no floor space other than bed and pilot seats – this is more suitable for kids as it has a very low ceiling (we do have the odd big kids sleeping up there as well) The cost of this unit $180.00 double and $20.00 for each extra person, per night. NB: To get to the cockpit you have to climb a steep ladder. Children MUST be over 8 years old to climb this safely. Note, that once up in the actual Cockpit there is a hole through which you ascend. Unit has very little floor space in main area

The Tail Unit of the Plane can sleep up to 4 people it has a double bed and a set of bunks (bunks are slightly narrower than a normal size bunk & has a steep ladder up to the top bunk.)

NZ$195 for the Cockpit and $180 for the Tail from 1st October 2013 – 30th September 2014.




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