Marlborough Sounds, Family Accommodation

  • TOP 10 Holiday Park - Picton

    Sheltered, park-like grounds, range of accommodation to suit all, superb family facilities and close to town centre. Picton TOP 10 offers tent and powered sites, plus a range of ca... read more

  • The Portage - Marborough Sounds

    Perfectly positioned amongst the picturesque waterways and secluded bays of the Marlborough Sounds, The Portage is a very special place for families. This property offers a great base to explore, whether out walking or cycling the tracks of the legendary Queen Charlotte Sound, or simply relaxing/playing on the gorgeous beach located right out front. In summer, mountain bikes and kayaks are available for hire and there is horse-riding nearby year-round. With great accommodation options and family rooms available, three dining experiences and plenty of room to spread out your family will sleep well and eat well in the comfort of a well thought out wilderness retreat.

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  • Waikawa Bay Holiday Park and Park Motels - Picton

    Tranquil and quiet, smaller 4 star Qualmark rated friendly family run Holiday Park, in Picton's beautiful Waikawa Bay with the full range of accommodation from standard cabins to fully self contained Motel units.  On an elevated site nestled under a hill on the sunny side of the bay with views looking out into the Queen Charlotte Sound that is full of stunning bays and scenery. A great place for the family to holiday.

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  • Mount Richmond Estate - Blenheim/Nelson Hgwy

    Set within 10 acres of mature gardens and forests, Mount Richmond Estate's range of accommodation plus tennis court, spa pool, excellent trout fishing, BBQ area and bush walks makes it the perfect base for families to explore the Marlborough Sounds, French Pass and the wineries around Blenheim, Renwick, Nelson and the Tasman area. Kitchen facilities in all lodgings and use of the spa pool, tennis courts and BBQ.

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  • Smiths Farm Holiday Park

    Situated on a working beef farm, the park is a great base from which to relax and explore the Marlborough Sounds.  Spacious, quiet and with clean modern facilities, accommodation options include standard and self contained units as well as motel units. There is also powered and non powered sites. A great place to stay for your next family holiday.

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  • Aldan Lodge Motel - Picton

    Situated only metres from Picton waterfront, ferry terminal and railway station and offering a range of accommodation options, that include, king and queen studio units, spacious split-level family units and modern two-bedroom units. Facilities include: guest BBQ, children's playground, DVD players and free DVD library.

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  • Apartments on the Waterfront, Waikawa

    We offer spacious, comfortable, modern fully self-contained apartments with all the comforts of home - ideal for families (up to 3 bedrooms). Only 5 minutes drive from Picton, your apartment holds magnificent views both east and west over beautiful Waikawa Bay and Marina. Relax on one of your private terraces or in the salt-water swimming pool and spa.

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  • Parklands Marina Holiday Park - Picton

    Marlborough's most spacious holiday park; with 7 acres of beautiful grounds, the kids will have as much space as they want to play and explore, in a safe, quiet and beautiful environment. Accommodation ranges from tent and powered motorhome sites, to cabins and self-contained units (with TV and their own outdoor area).  The park is very spacious with plenty of bushy trees, grassy areas and many different species of native birds for you to enjoy. The tent sites and power sites are very roomy providing additional privacy and comfort. We offer a wide range of accommodation options, from standard to self contained cabins.  The holiday park is only a 5 minute walk to the Waikawa Marina

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  • Te Mahia Bay Resort - Kenepuru Sound

    Nestled in the most picturesque bay in the Marlborough Sounds, all accommodation is self-contained and you have a choice of luxurious waterfront apartments, spacious modern motel units or 2 and 3 bedroom waterfront apartments which are fully self catering with magnificent views through phoenix palms. Adding to the peaceful, tranquil atmosphere, we have wonderful gardens for our guests to relax in.

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  • Asure Jasmine Court Motel - Picton

    Quiet, sunny motel accommodation with 1 and 2 bedroom serviced family units, fully equipped kitchenette, free WiFi, SKY TV, DVD & CD player.  Sunny, central location close to town & ferry.  Free mountain bikes for guest use.  Ideal place to stay before & after walking the Queen Charlotte track. We store excess luggage & provide secure car storage.

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  • Lochmara Lodge - Marlborough Sounds

    Easily accessible by water taxi from Picton and with no road access or TV's. Our units offer a selection of accommodation for family holidays, that open to a shared courtyard with views of the bay and provide outdoor seating and private bathrooms. There are kayaks, a rowboat and snorkelling gear for guest use. There are also indoor and outdoor games, rope swings and plenty of hammocks tucked into the bush throughout the property to relax in!

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  • Na Clachan Cottages - Blenheim

    Ideal for families - two self-contained, two-bedroom cottages (each cottage sleeps up to six) on a small vineyard within 5 minutes drive of Blenheim. Wander round the gardens, play croquet, have a BBQ & relax in our wonderful climate. Cot available, pets welcome. Discount for stays of 7 nights or more.

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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.