Marlborough Sounds, Family Accommodation

  • 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.

    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.

    read more
  • Okiwi Bay Holiday Park

    Okiwi Bay Holiday Park & Lodge has the following Facilities:
    Accommodation: Powered sites for vans & tents, unpowered campsites for vans & tents, hire caravans, homestay style lodge
    Utilities: general store, fuel, boatwash, scuba fills, camp kitchen, hot showers, laundry, waste dump point, fish-cleaning bench.
    Boat ramp close by.
    Area Activities: fishing, scuba diving, spear fishing, scalloping, bush walks, swimming, boating charters, bird watching, kayaking, hunting, trout fishing, scenic drives, mussel & oyster farms, marine activities, marine mammals

    read more
  • 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

    read more
  • Anchorage Lodge - Marina Haven Apartment

    Welcome to Marina Haven in Picton.
    We are situated in a sunny and quiet part of Picton and are just a short drive from the both the Bluebridge and Interislander ferry terminals. Marina Haven Apartment is an easy 5 minute stroll to the town centre with its many cafes, restaurants and tour operators and a 2 minute walk from the many bush and waterfront walks in the area.
    Sit, relax and enjoy our large sunny patio with views over Picton Town and Picton Harbour.
    Marina Haven offers you:
    - A fully renovated apartment.
    - One bedroom with queen bed plus two pull-out sofa beds in the lounge.
    - A lovely sunny lounge with doors leading to the outdoor area.
    - A large sunny Patio without door seating and a gas BBQ.
    - Free wireless internet
    - Off street parking and free vehicle storage if walking the Queen Charlotte Track.
    - Complimentary pick up from the Ferry, Bus or Train Stations.

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
  • 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.

    read more
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.