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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ribblesdale Gardens - Oxford

    Located 1km east of Oxford township our comfortable and affordable self contained accommodation is situated in 4 acres of glorious gardens. One self contained cottage (sleeps 4), or The Barn (sleeps 5).

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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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  • Pegasus Gateway Motels - Woodend

    Offering spacious apartment-style units there are one or two bedroom units to choose from each with kitchen facilities making for a comfortable home away from home. A gateway to many attractions including horse treks, jet boating, mountain biking and beaches - you can even day trip to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools. Christchurch Airport is only 20 minutes away.

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  • The Factory Luxury Holiday Home - Kaikoura

    Luxury, three-bedroom accommodation on the beachfront near Kaikoura. The 100 year old dairy factory is full of character and has been converted to provide private, absolutely gorgeous accommodation for you and your family. The house features three bedrooms and one bathroom with open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge. Log burner and heated flooring throughout and luxurious furnishings and fittings. You are fully self-contained at The Factory and gourmet breakfast is included. Enjoy your own courtyard with outdoor furniture and spa. The main part of the factory includes laundry, library and office with computer, which you are welcome to use. This beautiful home is beachfront with mountain backdrop, and just 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura.

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  • Heritage Hanmer Springs

    With lots of family-friendly facilities, there is an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, petanque court, on-site restaurant, bookings and tour desk. The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is located directly across the road and is a must visit for all families. Accommodation ranges from superior, deluxe or garden rooms but ideal for families is their self-contained 2 bedroom villas.

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  • The Chalets Motel - Hanmer Springs

    Ten cute timber chalets, well spaced, completely detached and fully self contained, in spacious, park-like setting. The chalets are either one or two bedrooms and for added luxury we also have a very spacious, brand new one bedroom spa chalet. Large childrens' play area and trampoline on-site and excellent mountain views.

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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.