Gisborne, Family Accommodation

  • Travellers Inn Motel

    Choose from a 2 bedroom cottage, family unit or one bedroom unit cottage - right in the heart of Gisborne! Travellers Inn Motel invites all visitors to enjoy its friendly service and modern motel units at competitive rates. We offer a warm and restful experience with accommodation facilities to suit your budget.


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  • Pacific Harbour Motor Inn

    Pacific Harbour Motor Inn overlooks the palm tree-lined bank of the Turanganui River and the inner harbour marina. Our central location means you are only a minute or two's walk from the wharf side restaurants and café bars as well as the centre of town. The monument of the famous Captain Cook is only a short stroll away near the harbour entrance and beautiful sun-drenched Waikanae Beach. The river walkway is close at hand to start a relaxing stroll.
    Double or twin studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units with cooking facilities, and suites.

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  • Wairoa Motel

    Wairoa Motel is situated in Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, and is set in a quiet location, with a lovely swimming pool and park like grounds. A short 5 minute walk from the town centre of Wairoa our motel is close to many attractions, including: 30 minutes' drive to Mahia Beach and Morere Hot Springs, 45 minutes' drive to Lake Waikaremoana and Urewera National Park, 1 1/2 hrs drive to Napier and Gisborne.

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  • Teal Motor Lodge - Gisborne

    Teal Motor Lodge is a property consisting of 20 self-contained motel apartments, situated close to the city centre and nestled among trees and gardens ensuring a peaceful stay. For families there is a salt water swimming pool, children's adventure playground, and babysitting services available.  This is a great place to base your family for a getaway!

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  • Marinaview Apartments

    If you are looking for Gisborne accommodation for the family, you've found the right place. Treat yourself to the very best of lifestyle comforts, stunning views and modern conveniences, Marinaview Apartments can offer it all.  Onsite 'Breakers' Restaurant and conference facilities available. Swimming Pool, sauna, BBQ, secure car parking, CCTV security, wireless internet access and spectacular views!

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  • Surf City Lodge

    Surf City Lodge is an exclusive privately owned Bed and Breakfast Lodge in Gisborne with rooms adjoining eachother, and sleeping up to four in some rooms.
    The 1920s Californian Bungalow provides comfortable quality accommodation within minutes walk of the city centre and provides a convenient launching point to the many beaches and attractions of Gisborne and the surrounding East Cape.
    Rooms are themed around Gisborne's reputation as a surfing mecca and feature vintage surfboards and memorabilia and a hearty continental and cooked breakfast is included in the rate.

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  • Asure Alfresco Motor Lodge

    Mediterranean-style Asure Alfresco Motor Lodge has 14 modern, ground floor units, architecturally designed and presented1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units, all with kitchen facilities and several of which have spa baths with the family units having double spa baths. An excellent base to explore Poverty Bay as we are located close to the airport, city centre, golf course, event centre, wineries and fantastic surf and swimming beaches.

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  • Asure Alfresco Motor Lodge

    Mediterranean-style ASURE Alfresco Motor Lodge has 14 ground-floor modern units, architecturally designed and sleeping up to six guests.
    Operators, Mick & Cath, have provided quality furnishings and decor in their accommodation in providing for both corporate and family visits. There are a range of units including: studio, wheelchair access, 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms, all with kitchen facilities and several of which have spa baths with the family units having large corner spa baths. All units have a ceiling fan. NOTE: The standard studio room faces the main road.

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  • Ocean Beach Motor Lodge - Gisborne

    Ocean Beach Motor Lodge provides a wonderful setting for families. Located on NZ’s scenic East Cape; home to miles and miles of golden sandy beaches. Ocean Beach will provide your family with the ultimate, beachside experience. Choose between their one or two bedroom motel suites, fully self contained and each with a private courtyard.   This Mediterranean-style complex at beautiful Wainui Beach is just 5kms from city centre. Gisborne's most spacious luxury accommodation for your comfort and relaxation. High speed wireless internet, business facilities, 9 channel Sky TV, and DVD.

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  • Ohuka Lodge - Wairoa

    Come and enjoy the beauty of Ohuka Lodge, a rural retreat set in peaceful farmland. Lake Waikaremoana is 20 minutes away, a mecca for fishing, boating and tramping, including the great walk.
    The lodge is 30 minutes from Wairoa, Hawkes Bay. The Lodge has the master bedroom with an ensuite, a queen bed or a choice of two singles and the other bedroom has two singles The main bathroom has a shower and bath. Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher .The laundry has a washing machine and a clothes line for drying. Outdoor BBQ.


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  • Haurata High Country Retreat

    Great for family getaways - Take your pick from Haurata's very comfortable four bedroom holiday home,  rustic cottage which is quirky, cosy and authentic –or the old shearers quarters has been painted and decorated tastefully with a vintage shabby chic feel. Set in private rhododendron gardens with deciduous, evergreen and organic fruit trees provides the ultimate place to relax. This old shearers quarters has been painted and decorated tastefully with a vintage shabby chic feel. The avenues of cherry trees, spiral garden ceremonial area and old woolshed are all yours to explore and enjoy. A narrow track leads from the garden into the native bush and to a beautiful rocky river. The river is a playground for the adventurous with rockslides, swimming holes and waterfalls. This is a truly magnificent experience for nature loving families. Approximately 65km from Gisborne city and 24km east of Matawai village.

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  • Cape View Cottage

    A luxury cottage in the country with fantastic views of countryside, sea and East Cape Mountains.
    Quiet and secluded its the ideal getaway, but with all the comforts of home including SKY TV and Free Wi-Fi.
    Two identical double bedrooms upstairs with open plan living downstairs, full kitchen and laundry facilities means it an ideal place for longer stays.
    Outside is your garden, lawn, bar-b-que area and outdoor hot-tub. With very little light pollution this is a great spot for star gazing at night.

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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.