Marlborough Sounds, Family Accommodation

  • 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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  • 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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  • Havelock Holiday Park

    The Havelock Holiday Park is a quiet park with powered sites, tent sites and cabins sleeping up to four people. We are located between the main street of Havelock Township and the Marina.
    During your stay you will enjoy the family orientated park which offers clean kitchen and bathroom facilities, wheelchair accessible toilet and showers, spacious laundry, BBQ area, children's playground, Free-to-Air TV and most importantly we are pet friendly.

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  • Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge

    For friendly Havelock accommodation, welcome to Havelock Motels and Motor Lodge.
    With all restaurants and shops within walking distance, it's an easy place to get around.
    At the Motel we Have a large heated mineral swimming pool and cedar hot tub and there are many outdoor spots to settle down for a BBQ and a glass of wine.

    Rooms include sea view rooms, spa units and family rooms sleeping up to five guests.

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  • Blue Moon Lodge - Havelock

    We are a family run, 100% Kiwi operated Backpackers.
    Our lovely Lodge contains not only dorm rooms, but also en suite rooms, private double and family rooms sleeping four guests.
    We have free WiFi, free bike rentals, a free green shell mussel tasting (in summer season only) every night at 6:30, free tea and coffee and a free glow worm track starting just a metre from the lodge.
    Enjoy the stunning views over the Marlborough Sounds from our outside deck.

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  • French Pass Beachfront Villas

    French Pass Beachfront Villas is the ideal base to explore the French Pass, D'Urville Island area. The Villas are stylish, fully self contained and well-designed for families. Surrounded by native bush overlooking the beach at French Pass village. Start your day with the sound of the sea, birdsong and magnificent ocean views - dolphins and sea birds including the rare King Shag can be seen from the comfort of your villa. Delicious home cooked meals are available using fresh produce from my organic garden. These can be delivered to the privacy of your room or enjoyed at the BBQ area with other quests.
    Sea Safari Villa (sleeps 6) This contemporary well furnished downstairs villa has views of the bay and Little Nikau garden.
    It has its own deck overlooking a courtyard to the sea and early morning sun. Recently renovated, the Sea Safaris Villa is fully self-contained with wheelchair access and facilities. The two bedrooms contain a queen bed and two sets of bunks, to sleep six people. A pull-down settee in the lounge will sleep a further couple.

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  • Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park

    A beautiful Holiday Park with pool set on just under 10 acres on the northern boundary of Blenheim township.
    We have 90 powered sites for caravans and campervans and 100 non powered tent or van sites overlooking the gently flowing Opawa river. We have 3 communal amenity blocks with showers, toilets kitchens and laundries.
    Our park has 12 Motel Units and Self Contained Units, 8 Kitchen Cabins,12 Standard Cabins, 2 disabled access units and a 40 bed 11 bedroom self contained Lodge.
    We also run a bicycle hire business from our park where you can hire bikes to tour the wineries. We look forward to hosting you.

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  • Scenic Hotel Marlborough

    The Qualmark-rated 4.5 star hotel is located in the heart of Marlborough, and is just minutes walk from the centre of Blenheim.
    Featuring interconnecting rooms for families.  All rooms feature in room controlled Air-conditioning, 42'' LCD TV, Sky TV, dedicated desk area with full Audio Visual Hub, feather mattress topper, tea and coffee making facilities, telephones, FREE WIFI, I-Pod docking station and clock radio, fridge, minibar, in room safe, iron and ironing board, bathroom mirror demister, walk in shower. Rates are for 4 people. The room caters for a maximum of 4 guests in total.

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  • Punga Cove Resort

    Punga Cove Resort offers a range of accommodation options. Tastefully furnished chalets are nestled into the bush-clad hillside, with sun decks giving privacy and superb views across the bay. All budgets are catered for from Lodge, studio and self-contained family chalets to luxury apartments.  Set amongst stunning scenery in the magnificent waterways of New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, Punga Cove Resort is the perfect retreat for people wanting to relax in style.
    Explore the turquoise waters in our sea kayaks or visit nearby islands and cruise the sounds in search of playful Dusky Dolphins. Experience the leafy wonders of the Queen Charlotte Track or catch fish in the bay. Join an outer sound fishing charter or take a gourmet picnic lunch and a bottle champagne to a secluded beach nearby.
    Enhance your holiday's relaxation with a meal in our fully licensed restaurant situated to give breathtaking views of the entire Endeavour Inlet.
    Have time out at the Boatshed Cafe & Bar on the Jetty. Enjoy your coffee watching birdlife, fish swimming by and the boats which come and go.

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  • Picton Campervan Park

    CLOSEST HOLIDAY PARK TO FERRY & TOWN CENTRE.
    Great central location less than a 2 minute drive from the ferry terminal.
    Spotlessly clean accommodation units and park facilities.
    • Great central location
    • Campervans Only (No Tents/Cars)
    • Modern Standard Cabins (32" TV)
    • FREE WiFi (250MB per guest)
    • Lounge with Sky TV 50+ Channels
    • Free high pressure hot showers

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  • Bay of Many Coves Resort

    Bay of Many Coves is a five star luxury lodge in the Marlborough Sounds.
    Relax in a spacious apartment with uninterrupted views of the blue waters and native bush clad hills. Dine at our "Foredeck" restaurant, swim in our fresh water all-seasons pool and cedar hot-tub, enjoy bush walks around the bays, to waterfalls or spectacular lookout points.
    Each 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment has:
    -A spacious living room, flat screen TV, stereo entertainment system
    -Contemporary kitchenette
    -Tiled designer ensuite bathrooms
    -Laundry facilities (in all 2 bedroom units)
    -Private balcony overlooking the Bay, accessible from the bedroom and living room

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  • Beachside Sunnyvale Motel

    Beachside Sunnyvale Motel is situated in a peaceful location in Waikawa Bay, 5 minutes drive from centre of Picton and surrounded by seaside and hills of native bush. Enjoy watching sailing and the sounds of Bell birds and Tui.
    Ground level fully self-contained large size units with complete kitchen. Spacious parking for vehicles and boats. There is a children's playground and a boat launching ramp accross the road from the motel. All units have unlimited Free Wi-Fi and Freeview TV.
    Cot, fold-out beds, sofa beds, electric blankets, heating, guest laundry, barbecue facilities. All linen provided.
    Perfect location for a memorable stay.

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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.