Manawatu, Family Accommodation

  • Flat Hills Cafe & Tourist Park - Ohingaiti

    Flat Hills offers a wide variety of reasons to stop in, take a break and let the kids play, all whilst you relax and enjoy this lovely country setting.  Not only does the cafe offe... read more

  • Distinction Coachman Hotel Palmerston North

    Nestled a mere 800 metres from the centre of Palmerston North Distinction Coachman Hotel is a popular choice for families, offering Family Motel Suites with fully equipped kitchens... read more

  • Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park

    We offer a range of accommodation rated Superior by TOP 10 Holiday Parks, with options to suit all needs, from fully equipped Deluxe Motels to basic Cabins – or bring your campervan/caravan or tent and stay right on the riverside! We have a wide range of quality facilities to keep you happy and comfortable - a heated swimming pool (September - April), private spa, free bbqs, plenty of indoor and outdoor dining areas, big screen sky tv, pedal cars, kayaks for hire, jumping pillow, bouncy castle, a petanque terrain, 2 adventure playgrounds, & games room with air hockey, pool tables, arcade machines and table tennis. We also have a large open field area for games of volley ball, soccer or rugby.

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  • Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park

    Why would you stay in Town when you can be adjacent to the beach, an amazing adventure playground, a skateboard rink basket ball courts, and only 6km from the city center !!
    Or enjoy our amazing outdoor bbq complex, complete with a large open fire, spa, sauna, and swimming pool. Our beach is popular for both swimming and fishing and is patrolled by Life Guards in summer due to its popularity. Bordering our park is an amazing adventure playground, complete with a skateboarding rink and flying fox.
    We offer all types of accommodation, from fully self contained Motel and Tourist Flats, Dormitory type rooms (great for school groups), Standard Cabins to Powered Campervan sites and sheltered Tent sites. Facilities include, undercover outdoor kitchen/bbq area, Spa, Sauna, and swimming pool. Our park is pet-friendly for camper vans and caravans only.(conditions apply).

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  • A'La Vista Motel - Palmerston North

    Only a 5 minute walk into the city centre and a large selection of shops, shopping mall, restaurants and lively cafés.  The A'La Vista Motel has a large Outdoor swimming pool and BBQ area along with swings for the children. There is a range of suitable family accommodation from standard to superior studios or one or two bedroom units, all have kitchen facilities, SKY TV and free WIFI.

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  • Hotel Coachman - Palmerston North

    Located in the heart of Palmerston North, surrounded by tranquil garden and offering motel and hotel accommodation.  There is a selection of motel accommodation ideal for families that includes Studio Motel (sleep 3) or Family Motel Suites that include full kitchen (sleep 4) available.  Or you can select from one of their standard, deluxe or executive hotel rooms. Facilities include: swimming pool, spa pool, free wifi and onsite restaurant complete with kids menu.

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  • Aztec Motel - Palmerston North

    Aztec motel is situated out of the central business district but is handy to all amenities that Palmerston North and the Manawatu District has to offer. For those hot summer days a... read more

  • Himitangi Beach Holiday Park - nr Palmerston North

    A stones throw from the unique Himatangi Beach and with a variety of accommodation available, you can select from powered tent, caravan or motor home sites, self-contained holiday units or kitchen units all perfect for a relaxing family getaway. Facilities include: children's play area with trampoline and sandpit, BBQ area, TV & games room, wifi, high chair and portacot available.

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  • Palmerston North Motel

    Palmerston North Motel offers 20 x ground floor units. Situated in a QUIET location, yet we are only a very short walk to restaurants, supermarkets and the city centre. We offer plenty of off street parking, suitable for cars, trailers and small trucks. Cool off in our swimming pool or relax in our private spa pool. We are also pet friendly.

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  • Harringtons Motor Lodge

    Harringtons Motor Lodge has a home waiting for you...
    Qualmark 4-Star quality. All ground floor self-contained suites for the discerning guest, business traveller or family combined with the highest level of friendly personal service. Experience tastefully furnished suites with style and space, designed with your comfort and privacy in mind.
    Located just two minute walking from the start of the Manawatu River walkway. Directly opposite the Palmerston North Victoria Esplanade Gardens and sheltered walkways, the Fitzherbert Park Cricket Oval and Hockey Astro Turf. Less than 2km to Wharerata, Caccia Brich and The Chalet on the Lake Wedding Venues, the Manawatu Golf Club, Manawatu Rugby Museum, Te Manawa Museum, the CBD and Massey University Campus. The multi award winning Elm Cafe/Restaurant a 2-minute walk of Harringtons Motor Lodge.
    All suites include heating, electric blankets and a microwave with free plunger coffee. Easy and secure access throughout the complex to TrafficMate WiFi.
    Cooked, continental and gluten-free breakfast options are available and can be served to the guest suites. Guest laundry facilities are available and same-day dry cleaning services can be arranged.

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  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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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.