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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hanmer Apartments

    Four exclusive brand new 4 star+ self contained 2 bedroom apartments. Children's play area , BBQ available, lawn and garden area. Private patio with BBQ facilities and magnificent alpine views. Boutique, without the price tag. Relax and unwind. Inclusive of heat pump / air conditioning, electric blankets, SKY TV & Freeview, queen & king / twin beds, fully equipped kitchenette with benchtop oven, electric frypan, microwave, toaster & kettle.




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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 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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  • 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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  • Hanmer Spring Retreat

    Enjoy Hanmer Springs scenic surroundings while relaxing in one of our modern, clean and comfortable rooms. We have 32 modern, spacious units including studios, spa units, and complete 1, 2 and 3-bedroom spa suites. Each room has either a king-size bed or king and a single, a kitchenette and an ensuite bathroom.

    Sky TV, Free WiFi, BBQ area, Off-street parking, Mountain Bike storage and Guest Laundry are some of the facilities we offer to ensure your stay is comfortable.

    No need to leave the complex either as we have a licensed restaurant adjoining the property - offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Free guest BBQ also available.

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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.