Nelson & Golden Bay, Family Accommodation

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pohara Beachfront Motel

    The perfect seaside holiday at Pohara Beachfront Motel, located right on the beach with wonderful seaviews across the Bay to Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman National Park, and set in... read more

  • Holiday Stay Mapua

    The perfect spot for an unforgettable holiday or short break, overlooking sun-drenched Mapua and the Tasman Sea, a haven of tranquillity amidst established gardens brimming with fruit and nut trees and flourishing birdlife.
    • Plum Tree House offers elegant B&B accommodation for up to 4.
    • Quince Cottage, a fully equipped, 3-bedroom house sleeping up to 6 people.
    • Swimming pool.
    Only a short 4 minute drive from bustling Mapua wharf with its lively cafés, restaurants, bars and shops, in easy reach of vineyards, farmers markets, the Great Taste Cycle Trail, beaches and 3 National Parks. You are spoiled for choice.

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  • Asure Fountain Resort Motel

    Located only 5 minutes walk from the famous Tahunanui Beach and 10 minutes drive from Nelson's city centre, the Fountain Resort Motel is quite simply fantastic for families! Enjoy our spacious, enclosed grounds featuring an adventure playground complete with flying fox, trampoline, swings and slide and bouncy castle. The solar-heated swimming pool area is a great place for a family BBQ or to simply relax on the loungers enjoying the Nelson sunshine. We have a mini-gymnasium on offer in our meeting room, which is also available for functions or reunions. One and two-bedroom apartments available.

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  • Golden Bay Motel

    Nine spacious, clean and comfortable ground floor units: Studio, 1 bedroom, family 2 and 3 bedroom. Self contained with fully equipped kitchen. Outside patio. Plenty of parking, co... read more

  • Avalon Manor Motel

    16 luxuriously appointed spacious units offering a range of affordable high quality accommodation. From elegant luxury studios through to 1&2 bedroom suites and 2 access units. All units have kitchen facilities, sky tv, LCD or plasma TV's, DVD/video players(complimentary movies), internet access, bathrooms(7 units with spa baths). Also guest laundry and delightful garden with BBQ area. Located only a 5 minute walk to Motuekas restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and shopping centre.

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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.