Dunedin, Family Accommodation

  • Distinction Dunedin Hotel

    Distinction Dunedin Hotel is centrally located to enjoy the close proximity of all the central city cafes, restaurants, shopping and activities.  There is a range of accommodation ... read more

  • Esplanade Motels and Apartments

    The Esplanade Motel offers apartment accommodation and hotel style accommodation with one and two bedroom units, sleeping up to eight people. Located just minutes from the city centre and overlooking St Clair's sweeping surf beach. A great place for families.


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  • Leith Valley Touring Park

    This Dunedin Holiday Park offers peaceful accommodation in spacious surrounds, to suit all budgets. We are set on the banks of the lovely Leith Stream, with access to bush walks with lots of native birds, and glow worms, yet only 1km to the main street and just over 2km to Dunedin city centre. Accommodation ranges from camping and powered sites, to cabins, through to fully self-contained motel units sleeping up to 6 guests. On-site facilities include lots of space to run around, playground, trampoline, library, TV lounge, internet kiosk, pool table, table tennis, sauna, carwash and laundry.

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  • The Victoria Hotel

    The Victoria Hotel is in a central Dunedin location that's hard to beat with accommodation options that include a one bedroom suite to a two bedroom apartment suitable for 1- 5 people, there is also a range of bedding configurations to suit. Two restaurants onsite, unlimited free wi-fi, SKY TV and bookings desk available.

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  • Dos Gatos

    This harbourside haven, sleeping up to five, is situated 15 minutes from the central city. It is warm and close to all major attractions Dunedin has to offer.
    The fully self contained cottage has harbour views and is conveniently between The Bay Cafe and Amanda Shandley's pottery studio.
    Within 150m of our cottage are 2 playgrounds, an art gallery, a dairy, a library and a child safe beach.
    Further afield the Otago Peninsula supports world famous Eco-tourism opportunities including penguin and albatross Otago colonies.

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  • Bonnie Knights Motel

    Bonnie Knights is the closest motel to Dunedin City International Airport, just 12km away, and a short 12km drive along the motorway to Dunedin City. Accommodation ranges from studio units to 1 bedroom kitchenette units and a large family unit with full kitchen facilities (sleeps up to 6).  There outdoor area also has a trampoline for the kids.

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  • Alexis Motor Lodge

    Alexis Motor Lodge is located on Dunedin’s main street beside Knox Church and only 600 metres from the university and Dunedin Hospital. Located in the village end of Dunedin with close walking to shops, cafes, restaurants, shopping centre and supermarkets. Children's playground onsite and a good selection of studio, one or two bedroom motel units.

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  • Cliffview, Moeraki

    Tucked away in the quiet seaside village of Moeraki you will find this marvelous Three Bedroom Holiday Home, set right on the clifftop with a view of the coast line that will take your breath away.
    View the seals, Bird Life, fishing boats from the comfort of your front deck.
    This home has all the features that you will require for a relaxing holiday by the beach, three large bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, upstairs lounge, downstairs large lounge, dinning and kitchen area, with decks on both side of the property there is always a spot to sit and relax.

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  • Portobello Motel

    Only 20 minutes drive from Dunedin City in the heart of the Otago Peninsula, Portobello Motel is near to all amenities; the shops, hotel, cafe and restaurnat are all within walking distance. We're also the closest accommdoation to the Marine Studies Centre - a must-visit and fantastic for kids! Just 10 minutes from Penguin Place and the Albatross Colony, and 20 minutes from Dunedin centre. We offer spacious and sunny one and two bedroom units, with cooking facilties, lounges and great views over the harbour.

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  • Woodlands Motel and Apartment

    Located in the CBD opposite adjacent to the university and 200m from the main street. Relax in spacious purpose built one and two bedroom motels and apartments, surrounded by established gardens in a park-like setting that includes a kids play area. Close to shops, hospital, cafes and restaurants.

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  • Commodore Motels

    The Commodore offers a wide range of accommodation, from studio units and suites to 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and complemented by our Qualmark 4 star rating, you will have everything you need to make your stay convenient and straightforward. For smart, clean and comfortable accommodation, convenience and great service. Come stay with us.

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  • Chapel Apartments

    Dunedin's most central apartments, located only two minute's stroll from the Octagan, restaurants, i-site, galleries, cinema and shopping. These are also Dunedin's most unique, with 7 luxurious apartments built within the walls of Dunedin's oldest church. Original features, beautiful beams and old stone walls are combined with luxurious and modern amenities. Choose from 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, all with full kitchens, ensuites, spacious living and dining, large flat screen TV, dvd, heat pump, wireless broadband, child furniture available and lots more touches.

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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.