North Canterbury, Family Accommodation

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • Broadview Motel

    We are an hour and a half out of Christchurch and just under three hours to Picton. We are ideally positioned for people seeking a rest stop between destinations or for people wishing to explore the North Canterbury area.
    We offer seven, one, two bedroom units, all units have their own en suite bathrooms and living areas, as well as cooking facilities.

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  • Oxford Holiday Cottage

    Newly built, lovely self-contained two bedroom cottage set on our 10 acre lifestyle block with mountain views. Only 5km from Oxford township. Fully furnished to a high standard, spacious open plan living area. The cottage is lovely & waRM.
    The main bedroom has a queen sized bed & the second bedroom has a double bunk-bed (double bottom, single top) & single bed. A double futon may be placed in the lounge area behind the sofa on request. The cottage is ideally suitable for up to six guests but can sleep up to eight for short periods. The cottage is self catering, with a complete modern kitchen. The cottages contain all you need for a relaxing break!

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  • Oxford Holiday Cottage

    Newly built, lovely self-contained two bedroom cottage set on our 10 acre lifestyle block with mountain views. Only 5km from Oxford township. Fully furnished to a high standard, spacious open plan living area. The cottage is lovely & warm. The main bedroom has a queen sized bed & the second bedroom has a double bunk-bed (double bottom, single top) & single bed. A double futon may be placed in the lounge area behind the sofa on request. The cottage is ideally suitable for up to six guests but can sleep up to eight for short periods. The cottage is self catering, with a complete modern kitchen. The cottages contain all you need for a relaxing break!

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  • Kaikoura Peketa Beach Holiday Park

    The Team at Kaikoura Peketa Beach welcomes you to our Holiday Park and we hope to make your stay a spectacular and memorable Kiwi camping experience.
    With breath-taking mountain views and the beach right at your doorstep, Peketa Beach is the place to stay! Out of town, away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to all the local tour attractions and activities. Wake to a magnificent sunrise stretching over the only beachfront holiday park in Kaikoura set for a new day of adventure or relaxation.
    We can offer the best beachfront powered sites in Kaikoura and large powered sites. Pitch your tent on the beachfront or amongst the native trees. Cabin accommodation is available for couples and families.

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  • Hanmer Springs Resort Motel

    Hanmer Resort Motel is located right in the heart of the village and a minutes walk from the world-famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve as well as restaurants, cafes, shops and many attractions. Choose between our two bedroom villas (sleep 4) or our family apartments (sleep 6) both fully self-contained. Facilities include: swings and play area, portable BBQ and private courtyards.

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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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  • 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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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.