Nelson & Golden Bay, Family Accommodation

  • Motueka TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Relax in our peaceful bush-like setting, only 300m to shops, cafes and supermarket. We offer a range of quality family accommodation that includes standard and kitchen cabins, stud... read more

  • Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park is the closest holiday park to Nelson city, which is only a 15 minute walk away!  Its sheltered and private with lots of trees and located next to t... read more

  • Kaiteri Lodge

    Kaiteri Lodge is ideal for families with its beach front accommodation right on the front of beautiful Kaiteriteri Beach, near the Abel Tasman National Park. There are three golden beaches within 5 minutes stroll, each one is picture perfect, unspoilt and safe for swimming. Our facilities include bike hire, bar/ restaurant, woodfired pizza, luxury spa pool, an outdoor BBQ area, TV Lounge, and internet. Close by are kayaks for hire (the bay and lagoon areas are safe for kayakers under 14 years), mini golf and a children's playground. Our family suite is 2 rooms with interconnecting door and ensuite, and can be either 2 super king doubles, 4 singles or 1 super king double and two singles.

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  • Equestrian Lodge Motel - Motueka

    A peaceful oasis just a short walk from Motueka High Street, yet situated in a quiet parkland setting adjacent to a native bush reserve. Our 5 star motel grounds include a children's play area with trampoline and swings, fully fenced heated swimming pool, private spa, spacious lawns, BBQ and two acres of gardens. We're conveniently located for the Motueka 18-hole golf course, central Motueka, supermarkets, shops, restaurants, cinema, Motueka Sandspit and saltwater baths, Kaiteriteri Beach, and the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. Family, double and studio units sleeping up to 6. Plenty of off street parking for cars, boats & trailers.

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  • Kairuru Farmstay

    Kairuru Farm Stay is a working hill country sheep and cattle farm on 4000 acres of land. Accommodation is offered in two modern fully equipped two bedroom cottages that are exclusively yours - The Kea and Pipit Cottage. Both have wonderful sea views over looking Abel Tasman National Park, and are very private and comfortable. Children will love the tame animals, games court and swimming pool too.

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  • Corru Gate at The Gates Accommodation

    Architecturally-designed, sunny, iconically Kiwi, family-friendly, private, 3 bedroomed cottage set amidst 7 acres of glorious Nelson lifestyle with farm walks, swimmable pond, treehut, playground, sheep, chickens, orchard; Mapua seaside village with cafes, wharf, beaches, shops 4 min drive away. Very close to wineries, galleries, Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park. Babysitter list.  Corru Gate has a zany kitchen, a classy bathroom (bath with shower over), an open-plan lounge/dining area, local/NZ art and French doors opening onto a sun-drenched deck and designer garden. Fully equipped with dishwasher, laundry, stereo, TV, DVD, telephone, internet, BBQ.

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  • Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

    Take all the hassle out of your holidays with absolute beachfront camping renowned for its family atmosphere and safe swimming beach for the kids. Take a walk in the famous Abel Tasman National Park or enjoy our parkside cafes and bars. We have a variety of accommodation options, including two bedroom deluxe motel units- fully self-contained and ideal for families, powered and tent sites, comfortable well equipped standard and kitchen cabins, and fully-serviced luxury motels. Paraplegic facilities are also available. All motel units have two bedrooms and a divan in the lounge, and are fully equipped with kitchen, TV, radio, heaters and electric blankets.

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  • Kimi Ora Eco Resort

    Just a 10-minute walk from Kaiteriteri Beach, Kimi Ora Eco Resort offers rooms, one and two bedroom apartments with a balcony and sea views. All rooms offer a kitchen, dining and lounge area with a satellite flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a fantastic range of onsite facilities : spa and wellness centre, heated indoor or outdoor pools, hot tubs, steam room, saunas, games room with billiards and table tennis table and climbing wall.  Forest nature walks (including night walks to spot glowworms) and the famous Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park are next to our property.  Bikes available. Kimi Ora Restaurant serves vegetarian cuisine. Your free continental buffet breakfast includes cereals, organic cheese and yogurt, fresh fruit salad, toasts, spreads, nuts, juice and organic tea and coffee.

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  • Tapawera Settle

    Tapawera Settle is a friendly family run motels & campground situated in Tapawera village with its supermarket, garage, café, restaurant and pub. Our park is adjacent to the Kahurangi national park and right beside the Motueka river for safe swimming, trout fishing, kayaking, river walks and complete relaxation. Abel Tasman and its beautiful tracks and beaches is around 40 minutes north, and the stunning Nelson Lakes is just 40 minutes to the south. Tapawera itself is located 45 minutes south west of Nelson and is around a 5 hour drive from Christchurch, so a perfect stop-over if you are heading north to Golden Bay. We offer a range of accommodation options from tent and powered sites to backpackers, cabins and motels.

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  • Tahuna Beach Holiday Park

    Situated on 54 acres of parkland next to Tahuna Beach, fun park, golf course and airport; 5km to Nelson city centre. Studio units, kitchen cabins and standard cabins, sleeping up to 6. Powered and non-powered sites also available. Facilities include play areas, petanque, BBQ, babies’ bathroom, new communal facilities, laundry and linen hire, TV room and Sky TV lounge, on-site dairy, cafe and restaurant, coach/boat parking, postal and tourist information services, phone/fax/email/photocopy facilities.

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  • Castles Motel

    Castles Motel is a short stroll from restaurants, cafes, shops, the Tahunanui fun park area with roller skating rink, water slides, mini golf, bumper boats, go karts and Natureland Zoo. Offering one bedroom family units with full kitchen facilities, this is a comfortable choice for the family.  Your motel accommodation also has Freeview TV and High Speed Wireless Internet. You may wish to try our executive spa motel units with two person corner spa baths in the bedrooms. All our units have 32" Flatscreen LED TVs. Continental Breakfast and guest laundry available.

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  • Appleby House and Rabbit Island Huts

    Perfectly situated between Nelson city and the Abel Tasman National Park. Appleby House (large contemporary house) as a Holiday Home or By The Room, three rooms available:Turquoise Room - suitable one couple, downstairs Apartment - suitable couple (plus one child if required), upstairs Apartment - sleeps four - 2 x Queen beds. Onsite we also have Rabbit Island Huts sleeps 2 - a little bit hotel, little bit glamping and little bit traditional kiwi camping. Great for families coming together. We also offer complimentary local specialty breads, Appleby House made condiments and specialty teas and coffees.

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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.