Hawkes Bay, Family Accommodation

  • Frimley Lodge Motel - Hastings

    Drive in Motor Lodge, 3 Star Plus Qualmark rating, with 12 Ground Floor Units ranging from Studio size to 2 Bedroom family size. Immaculately clean, well maintained units with 32" flat screen TV's and renovated bathrooms. Located within walking distance from restaurants (charge back facilities), major takeaway outlets, Hawkes Bay Hospital, Frimley Park, Lindisfarne College, Hastings Girls High & Frimley School. One of the closest motels to the Athletics Stadium. Short drive to city centre and Splash Planet. Features a Swimming Pool, Wi Fi internet and SKY TV.

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  • Edgewater Motor Lodge - Napier

    All Edgewater Motor Lodge accommodation have ocean views and are designed for comfort and relaxation. You can select from a spa bath studio or superior studio (sleeps 3) or a 1 bedroom (sleeps 4) or their 2 bedroom motel units (sleeps 5/6). All are non-smoking and serviced daily. Facilities include free unlimited WIFI internet, a salt water plunge pool, BBQ, bike storage and free off-street parking.

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  • Albatross Motel - Napier

    The Albatross Motel offers studios and deluxe 1 and 2 bedroom units. Located overlooking the Ahuriri Wildlife Estuary Reserve and it's pleasant walkways it is only a 200m stroll from the safe swimming beach at Westshore. Facilities include a swimming pool and spa. Location is also just across the road to join the new cycleways too.

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  • Fairley Motel - Napier

    A great selection of family accommodation from full self-contained one bedroom suites (sleep 3-4) to their two bedroom family suites (sleep 5-6). Fairley Motor Lodge is ideally situated to take advantage of Hawke's Bay's many tourist attractions and activities. Nestled between the Westshore Beach and Ahuriri Estuary (both within 100m). Easy access to local wildlife reserves, renowned boating marinas and many watersports. We are just 2km from the Hawke's Bay Airport, 5km from Napier's City Art Deco shopping, and close to over 12 top Hawke's Bay restaurants. At our doorstep the new cycling track joins up with another 80km of bike/cycleways only a few metres away between the motel and the beachfront. Bikes available to hire.

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  • Mahia Beach Motel & Holiday Park

    Welcome to Mahia Beach Kiwi Holiday Park – your first step to unwinding in sunny Hawkes Bay.
    Situated beach side, we have beds for every budget - from fully self-contained two bedroom motel units sleeping up to five guests, to basic cabins. Tent and powered sites are also available.
    We have ample on site parking catering to all size tents, camper vans, trucks and boats.

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  • Fern Motel - Napier

    Fern Motel has 18 fully self-contained, well-appointed ground-floor units with natural surroundings. All units have ensuite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, heat-pump/aircon, SKY TV and free wireless internet. Plus your own private courtyard where you can sit outside or entertain in the BBQ area enjoying the best of sunny Hawke's Bay. You can watch the kids swim in the large pool and play in the fenced children's playground area. Close to aquatic centre, airport and wineries.

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  • Palm City Motor Inn - Napier

    Palm City Motor Inn offers a range of units and apartments. The restaurant has a children’s menu and their is a bbq, outdoor swimming pool and a private indoor spa pool room available for guests’ use. The kids will enjoy the play area with swings, slide, swing ball and trampoline. DVD's can be hired and cots, highchairs and bassinettes can be supplied on request. Palm City is 20 mins walk to the inner city and less than 10 mins drive from the nearest swimming beaches.

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  • Waikaremoana Holiday Park

    Waikaremoana Holiday Park is a Qualmark 3 Star plus and Enviro Bronze Holiday Park.
    Nestled between the lake edge and surrounding bush, the Holiday Park is just a short walk to the Aniwaniwa Visitors Centre and a number of walks in the region (including the Lake Waikaremoana Track, one of New Zealands nine 'Great Walks').
    Its proximity to many great fishing spots and a well-stocked fishing selection and fishing licences in the shop make the Holiday Park a fisherman's dream or a great family holiday spot.
    Fisherman's Cabin sleeping up to five guests.

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  • At The Rocks Motor Lodge - Napier

    The Rocks Motor Lodge is a 2-minute drive or a 12-minute stroll to Napier's inner harbour, and selection of restaurants and cafes. Offering self-contained and fully serviced family studios that sleep 4 people. Only 50m from Napier's safe swimming beach, Westshore and located next to the Ahuriri Estuary, great for swimming, sailing and kayaking.

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  • Harbour View Motor Lodge - Napier

    Napier's only lodge accommodation on the beach. Offering 32 spacious rooms all with sea views, you have the choice of either their fully self-contained one bedroom family rooms (sleep 4) or their two bedroom rooms (sleep 5). Located on the doorstep is the boardwalk/cycle way which stretches along the Napier coast as well as being only a 5 minute stroll to great local restaurants & cafes.

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  • Elmore Lodge Motel - Hastings

    Elmore Lodge Motel has 15 spacious units which sleep up to six people.  All units have Sky TV and a cot and a highchair are available.  There is a children’s playground with a tram... read more

  • Valdez Motor Lodge - Hastings

    Set back from the main road, Valdez Motor Lodge has a range of 25 units sleeping up to seven people. Cooked or continental breakfasts are available and restaurants are within easy walking distance. A swimming pool and BBQ is available for guests’ use and Valdez also offers a child minding service. A cot and highchair can be supplied on request.

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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…

Auckland destination2


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 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.


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.


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 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!


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.