Nelson & Golden Bay, Family Accommodation

  • Golden Bay Kiwi Holiday Park

    Located in the heart of Golden Bay, our holiday park is the perfect holiday haven. Relax on our very safe beautiful beach or explore the surrounds. Our park, cabins and beach houses are situated right alongside secluded Tukurua Beach, on spacious grounds bounded by native bush AND we do flybuys. BBQ, playground and store onsite - Plus we are the closest holiday park to the infamous Mussel Inn which is just 3k from us.

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  • The Sandcastle

    The Sandcastle holiday accommodation is perfect for families wanting to get away from the crowds. We even welcome pets! We offer six fully self-contained cottages, each with their ... read more

  • Villa on the Bay

    We all dream of enjoying the luxury of the ocean from our own personal holiday home on the coast, and Villa on the Bay can fulfill those dreams. Villa on the Bay's luxury accommoda... read more

  • Mapua41South Holiday Accommodation

    Located in the heart of Mapua Village; a friendly seaside village with all the facilities you need for a relaxing holiday. Our two new architecturally designed units offer stylish ... read more

  • Collingwood Park Motel

    This property borders the estuary and is 2-3 minutes walk from the beach. Offering a range of self-contained studios, family studio units, economy rooms and powered motorhome sites... read more

  • Awaroa Lodge - Abel Tasman National Park

    Set within Abel Tasman National Park and accessible only by water taxi or helicopter, Awaroa Lodge offers modern accommodation surrounded by native gardens and beach. There is a restaurant, café and a bar on site. Guests can explore the coastal walking tracks or go kayaking and fishing nearby. All accommodation has a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Each has a seating area. Some offer a patio or deck with outdoor seating. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property, however there is no cellphone reception in the area and the Lodge is a TV free zone. Awaroa Restaurant and Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days per week. Cuisine includes produce from its own organic garden, local seafood and New Zealand beef and lamb dishes. There is also an Outdoor Pizzeria open year round weather permitting.

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  • Balmoral Motel Nelson

    Welcome to Balmoral Motel, a family-friendly motel just a short walk from Tahunanui Beach in sunny Nelson. If you don't want to walk to Tahunanui beach, you can always cool down with a quick dip in our swimming pool, and for the kids there's the amusement park, Natureland (Nelson's Zoological Garden) and playgrounds nearby. The Nelson region has the most sunshine hours of any region in NZ giving you plenty of time to enjoy the beach or pool and the great outdoors.  Here at Balmoral Motels, we're close to restaurants and shops, including Nelson's airport, which is only 5 minutes away - free pick-up service available.

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  • Fernwood Holiday Park - Motueka

    Friendly, affordable accommodation. Spacious sheltered camp sites.  Fully equipped kitchen, organic herb / vege garden, BBQ, TV lounge, (warm and cosy in Winter), swimming pool and playground with large trampoline. Cabins, studio and 2 bed motel units. Free Wi-Fi and low-cost bike hire. Situated on SH60, 2kms south of Motueka. Adjacent to Moutere Inlet and the new Taste of Tasman cycle way.

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  • Awaroa Lodge- Abel Tasman National Park

    Set within Abel Tasman National Park and accessible only by water taxi or helicopter, Awaroa Lodge offers modern accommodation surrounded by native gardens and beach. There is a restaurant, café and a bar on site. Guests can explore the coastal walking tracks or go kayaking and fishing nearby. All accommodation has a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Each has a seating area. Some offer a patio or deck with outdoor seating. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property, however there is no cellphone reception in the area and the Lodge is a TV free zone. Awaroa Restaurant and Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days per week. Cuisine includes produce from its own organic garden, local seafood and New Zealand beef and lamb dishes. There is also an Outdoor Pizzeria open year round weather permitting.

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  • The Rocks Chalets - Takaka

    The Rocks chalets Accommodation with onsite restaurant centrally located just outside Takaka, minutes from the beautiful beaches and attractions of Golden Bay. Affordable, private, 4-star plus, luxury island-style villas await you. The villas are private and individually nestled amongst limestone outcrops. Each ensuite villa boasts: king or queen-size beds, TV, DVD, air-conditioning, Free internet connection and WiFi, Tea & Coffee making facilities, fridge, mini bar,private deck and all the comforts you could wish for. The on site restaurant was literally built on top of a large rock, and set in 4 acres of award-winning gardens with karst rock formations.

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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

  • 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

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.