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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  • Mirabell Chalets

    Mirabell Chalets offer 3 log style wood chalets and one studio unit, all set in private and spacious gardens just two minutes drive from Alexandra towards Clyde.
    The chalets are fully self-contained, each with a well equipped kitchen, bathroom, good heating, and spaced well apart amongst lawns and fruit tree. All chalets have Freeview tv and wireless internet available.
    There is a swimming pool to cool off in over summer, a hot tub for stargazing on a cold winter's night and a spa pool. Also lots of room for kids to play or ride a bike.

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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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  • Alexandra Heights Motel

    Alexandra Heights Motel offers 10 spacious studio and two bedroom units. Spa baths are available in some units. Free Wi-Fi. Cooked/continental breakfast available. Secure bike storage, BBQ and laundry facilities available. Within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, sporting facilities and attractions.



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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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  • Behind the Bike Sheds

    Two purpose built well designed 'Kiwiana' cabins alongside the Otago Central Rail Trail. Private and well positioned, we can accommodate six people in total. Playground onsite plus we have board games.
    Accommodation includes a queen bed and four built in bunk beds, which sleep adults very comfortably. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate and dinner or packed lunches are available on request.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ASURE Central Gold Motel Cromwell

    10 ground-floor, spacious, quiet and self-contained studio and 2-room units, some with spa baths, outdoor living, BBQs available. Our units are visually pleasing with quality furniture and fittings throughout. Make us your Central Otago base while you relax and explore Cromwell, Alexandra, Clyde, Queenstown and Wanaka. Free WIFI. Affordable.

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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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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.