North Canterbury, Family Accommodation

  • Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay

    Silverstream Alpaca Stud has available two luxurious self contained farmstay units that sleep up to five persons per unit. Each unit has two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, modern ki... read more

  • Pete's Farmstay - Rangiora

    Enjoy a typical Kiwi experience at Pete's Farm. This is a working sheep and cattle farm and you're invited to watch the shearing and sheep dog demo, feed our friendly farm animals ... read more

  • Wacky Stays - Kaikoura

    Wacky Stays offer unique accommodation that will provide a memorable place to stay for you and the family.  They have a Colonial Wagon (sleeps two), House Truck (sleeps two or three), Farmers Cottage (sleeps up to six + a baby), Yurt (large 7M - sleeps up to four), Tipi (large 7M – sleeps up to four).  Staying with Wacky Stays also provides you with FREE unlimited entry to the Kaikoura Farm Park (during open hours), PLUS two hours in the park before opening to general public.  All guests enjoy exclusive access to our early morning animal feeding.  Families will love Wacky Stays!

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  • Village Lake Apartments - Hanmer Springs

    2 and 3 bedroom, Qualmark rated 5 star apartments, just a few minutes stroll from the Hot Pools and restaurants of Hanmer Springs. All rooms have King beds and the spacious living space includes a private balcony and separate dining area. Our three bedroom suites have two separate bathrooms, ideal for families.

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  • Hanmer Resort Motel

    Hanmer Resort Motels are located right in the heart of the beautiful alpine village. We are also situated on a quiet side street away from the main road and traffic noise but only one minutes walk from the world-famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve as well as restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and many attractions. Our large 2-bedroom villas and family apartments have full kitchens, court yards and undercover parking for cars. Swings for the children. Pets by arrangement. Set on more than 5000sq meters of flat landscaped grounds with lawn, trees and gardens.

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  • Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park

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  • Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park and Motels

    Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park extends a warm welcome to this maritime wonderland.
    Stay at our modern, award-winning holiday park with a range of excellent accommodation options to suit families and large groups. Choose from our luxury off-site beach front villa, fully-featured two bedroom park motels, completely self-contained units and ensuite studios as well as comfortable cabins and relaxing sites.
    Our central location makes us the perfect base whilst exploring Kaikoura, offering excellent modern facilities for an overnight stay or a longer vacation.
    For your complete confidence, Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park is rated Qualmark 5 star which is an exceptional rating for its facilities and cleanliness.

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  • Lobster Inn Motor Lodge - Kaikoura

    Quality modern accommodation offering studio to family style units. Warm and cosy, all are equipped with fridge, microwave, Sky TV, toiletries and hairdryers. Studios with tea/coffee/breakfast facilities, suites and family units with kitchens. Units with bath available. Heated swimming pool and BBQ area.

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  • Alpine Holiday Apartments and Campground - Hanmer Springs

    A quiet family park set amongst the beautiful Hanmer Forest and only 2km from the town centre  There is a range of accommodation on offer from The Smithy (a unique alpine experience), to self-contained units, family cabins, powered and non-powered sites. Facilities include: outdoor games, BBQ facilities and plenty of space to explore.

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  • Seatonwood Villas

    Seatonwood Villas - Farm Stay & B&B is the perfect place to launch your New Zealand holiday. We have wonderful outdoor areas where adults can relax or children can use up some excess energy, but viewing our deer and other farm animals is probably the most fun of all. Located in a private, peaceful and very safe area just 30 kilometers from Christchurch International Airport. We can also provide evening meals.




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  • Alpine Pacific Holiday Park - Kaikoura

    There is a great range of quality self-contained accommodation, including motels, ensuite cabins and cabins available at the Alpine Pacific Holiday Park. Facilities include: heated swimming pool, hot pools, BBQ area, children's trampoline, mountain bike hire, SKY TV and portacot and highchairs for hire.

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  • Spa Lodge Motel - Hanmer Springs

    Located in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs and set off the road we are only 200m walk from the thermal hot pools, shops, restaurants and cafes. Accommodation is a range of studio, one and two bedroom units with a great range of amenities. Facilities include: children's playground, petanque, outdoor swimming pool, children's DVD and games.

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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.