Central Otago, Family Accommodation

  • Lauder Store Bed & Breakfast

    Warm, friendly accommodation and great hospitality with a range of rooms suitable for families and groups - right on the Otago Central Rail Trail.We offer a choice of rooms includi... read more

  • Almond Court Motel - Alexandra

    Positioned in a good central location your family will have the choice of one or two bedroom apartments, with full kitchen facilities. There is wireless internet available, SKY TV, DVD library, a solar heated pool available in summer, playground and a BBQ and outdoor area.

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  • Kurow Holiday Park Ltd

    Enjoy our peaceful park like surroundings with landscaped terraces graduating down to the Waitaki River. A short distance from the Hydro Lakes for boating and water sports. The Waitaki River and Lakes District is renowned for its excellent trout and salmon fishing. We have rods for hire if you wish to try fishing for the first time. We are an affordable family orientated Park and offer a safe swimming area and canoes for children. Your pets are also welcome by arrangement.
    Accommodation consists of tent sites, caravan / campervan powered sites, basic cabins, x2 tourist flats which are self-contained and a family tourist cabin sharing communal toilets and showers. Plus lodge that sleeps 33 people.

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  • Ryans Cottage

    Historic Cottage in the heart of Central Otago (20 minutes drive from Alexandra, 1hr 30 mins. from Queenstown and Wanaka)away from the hustle and bustle - Ryans Cottage in Ophir, Central Otago, is a self contained mud brick and stone cottage, presenting with old world charm. Snuggle up to the cosy fire on winter evenings, or in the summer enjoy a private cottage garden bathed in sun with a grape vined outside dining area. Sleeps 4/5 - 1 double - 2 single (a foldaway is available if needed).

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  • Ophir Lodge

    Situated in the historic gold-mining town of Ophir. Our lodge offers queen size rooms with ensuites and kitchenette. Four and two bed bunk rooms with communal kitchen and ladies and men's shower and toilets .
    We have complimentary wi-fi, laundry, barbecue, bike storage and off street parking. We are child friendly with a portable cot and highchair. Continental breakfast is available.
    Ophir is one of the country's authentic gold mining settlements. Most of the original schist and mud brick buildings remain and have been lovingly restored, retaining their original features and character. The original bank, post office, jail, bakery, town hall, cottage hospital and many other original building make for a fabulous historic tour of the settlement. Ophir has wonderful cafes, restaurant and a hotel making it a perfect place to stay.

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  • Constable's Cottage St Bathans

    The Constable's Cottage has three bedrooms (two queen beds and two single beds), two living rooms and separate kitchen (fully equipped) and dining area. The cottage is heated with an efficient new wood burner and heaters in every room. Dining room opens onto the verandah, lawn and garden with a bbq. A simple continental breakfast is included in the tariff. Located in the heart of the historic gold mining town of St. Bathans, the Police Camp was first established in the early 1860s. The Constable's Cottage and St. Bathans Jail were completed in 1884. Now restored with modern facilities, these offer separate, self-contained accommodation overlooking the Blue Lake.

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  • Anderson Park Motel

    Anderson Park Motel - Relax and enjoy the peace, privacy and comfort of your own self-contained unit. All situated on the ground floor, each of our 11 spacious units include Sky TV and internet access, and with a range different accommodation options to choose from. As well as our central and highly accessible location, we also offer ample off-street parking, spacious leafy grounds, a children’s playground and an outdoor entertainment area equipped with BBQ for your use.

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  • Millers Flat Holiday Park

    The gateway to renowned Central Otago, Millers Flat Holiday Park is nestled in the beautiful Teviot Valley on the banks of the Clutha Mata-au river. A tranquil and spacious spot for campervans, caravans, tents and holiday makers seeking a peaceful campsite with comfortable tidy accommodation. There is ample room for familiesand groups. All cabins come with a linen pack and a continental breakfast, budget options are available for longer stays.

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  • Centennial Court

    Alexandra's Centennial Court Motor Inn has modern conference facilities, extensive a la carte restaurant and house bar, luxury spa suites and fully equipped family units, making it the ideal for family holidays, sports tournaments, or a place to stay while taking in the wide variety of sites and activities around Alexandra and Central Otago. Centennial Court is centrally located just five minute's walk from the Alexandra town centre, within easy walking distance of the town's recreational facilities, including swimming pool, outdoor ice rink, squash courts, tennis courts, golf course, stadium and sports grounds.

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  • Vines on Bannockburn

    Set on a 2 hectare lifestyle block with vines, olive trees and garden with rural views, our spacious, bright and clean rooms offer everything you should need for a fantastic stay. There is the totally separate guest lounge with TV. Plus we have mountain bikes available for those wanting to experience some of the various trails/tracks. Just 5 km from the Cromwell Mall with its cafes, Supermarket and shops, and a 5 minute drive to the many local wineries in and around Bannockburn, Highlands Motorpark, or Cromwell's Historic Precinct with it's art galleries, gift shops, cafes, farmer's market (Sundays),the old 'Vic' pub.

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  • Ranfurly Holiday Park and Motels - Ranfurly

    Accommodation available includes self contained motel units, cabins, powered and unpowered campsites. Our holiday park is very spacious with plenty of room to kick a ball or play cricket with the family. We have a great adventure playground for the children and the town has a covered, heated swimming pool in season (November to March).

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  • Heritage Boutique Lake Resort

    Lake Resort Cromwell, Heritage's boutique Cromwell hotel, offers guests villa accommodation set on the shores of Lake Dunstan, Central Otago.Our boatshed themed accommodation has one and three bedroom villas with decks and access to the waterway, which are ideal for families. We also offer studio rooms on the upper levels for couples or business stays.Enjoy Central Otago living while only being 35-45 mins from Queenstown & Wanaka.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.