Northland, Family Accommodation

  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel

    Conveniently located opposite the stunning Whangarei Town Basin and a few minutes walk from the Whangarei city centre as well as some of Whangarei’s most tranquil bush walks and ga... read more

  • Pukenui Holiday Park - Kaitaia

    Houhora Harbour - Beautiful family park with quiet peaceful sites and free standing and group cabins nestled amongst tall gum trees. Clean modern facilities, large dry sites, an excellent base for exploring the Far North, The Te Paki Giant Sand Dunes and Cape Reinga. Short walk to Pukenui shops (superette, liquor outlet, restaurant, takeaways)and the Houhora Wharf known for excellent fishing. It is also only a short drive to 90 Mile Beach, and four other beautiful uncrowded beaches. We have kayaks and sand boards available for hire. Cape Reinga tours from park. Pet friendly.

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  • Orongo Bay Holiday Park - Russell

    Located close to Russell, our Bay of Islands holiday park is set in 14 picturesque acres in a kiwi and weka protection zone. Whatever your budget we have accommodation to suit your needs. Swimming pool and playground onsite.

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  • Aloha Seaview Resort Motel - Bay of Islands

    Aloha's is situated on 2 hectares and surrounded by native bush and lush landscaped gardens. Away from the noise of Paihia village but close enough to enjoy the many beaches, unique activities, shops, cafes and restaurants. Choose between one and two bedroom apartments. Facilities include: large swimming pool, spa pool, children's playground, games room and BBQ areas.

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  • Motel Sierra - Whangarei

    Thirty minutes away from beaches and set in spacious grounds. All units have cooking facilities and Sky TV. There is a swimming pool, playground and games room, as well as a barbecue. Continental and cooked breakfasts are available and they have high chairs and cots.

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  • Paihia Beach Resort and Spa

    Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel features ultra chic guest rooms with superior entertaining areas, large flat-screen TVs, stereo systems and French oak timber flooring. All guest rooms are sea-facing and feature stunning views from either private patios or balconies.
    The Resort directly overlooks Paihia's most picturesque beach and is located within walking distance of Paihia Wharf, the departure point to discover the Bay of Islands.
    Suites sleep up to four guests.

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  • African Safari Experience - Kawakawa

    We offer a true African Safari Experience on our beautiful farm in the Bay of Islands. Our guests are accommodated in spacious African safari tents sleeping up to six, in the most beautiful setting on the banks of a crystal clear mountain stream. We provide self catering facilities, with a well equipped communal kitchen, barbeque and bonfire area. Activities include bush walks, trout fishing, tube rafting, mountain biking, adventure sports and a farm experience.  We are located on the SH11, approximately 5 km north from Kawakawa and 20 km south from Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

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  • Waipu Cove Resort

    Waipu Cove Resort is situated less than 100 metres from beautiful Waipu Cove Beach and the Pacific paradise of Bream Bay. Enjoy kilometres of golden sand, swimming, surfing, fishing, fossicking in rock pools and walking in secluded surroundings including a bird sanctuary. Features include a swimming pool; heated spa pool, laundry, BBQ's and all units have SKY TV & DVD players.  The Beach House restaurant, onsite offers a unique dining experience to enhance your stay. Next door is the Waipu Cove General Store which has available items ranging from the daily paper to fruit and vegetables, fresh baked breads and takeaways. 

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  • Pakiri Beach Holiday Park

    Situated 90 minutes (100km) north of Auckland, Pakiri Beach Holiday Park offers the best of the picturesque north.Superbly located alongside the tranquil white sands of Pakiri Beac... read more

  • Allure Lodge - Paihia

    Nestled in 3/4 acres of bush-clad hillside, Allure Lodge commands spectacular views of the waterfront, across the bay to Waitangi and the Kerikeri inlet. Choose from the 2 bedroom cottage or 3 bedroom apartment, sleeping up to 7.  Both are well-stocked including highchair and board games. Experience the best of both worlds...relax and unwind in the peace and tranquillity of this private setting or take a short stroll to the superb beaches, cafes, restuarants and all the adventure activities that Paihia has to offer.

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  • By the Bay Beachfront Apartments

    By the Bay is absolute beachfront paradise, tucked away in a quiet corner on Coopers Beach. With 3 x self contained apartments and 1 x self contained studio (sleeping 2, 4, 6 or 9 guests) all with their own balconys looking over the bay. Continental or cooked breakfasts are avaliable although each apartment has a large kitchen with a full oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.They all have their own laundry including a washing machine & dryer. The studio has a small kitchenette and separate bathroom with the option of a shared laundry.
    Overlooking the ocean awaits a spa pool and BBQ in garden setting. Kayaks, surfboards, knee paddle boards and boogie boards are avaliable for guests use, or just watch the amazing sunsets from your deck.

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  • Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & Backpackers

    Ours is a small family run Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers in a semi rural setting 2 minutes walk away from the beautiful Whangarei Waterfalls and scenic walking tracks. Stroll to town along bush lined riverside walks or laze the day away beside the swimming pool. Located 5kms north east of Whangarei City centre on the Twin Coast Highway we provide an ideal base for diving and exploring the Poor Knight Islands. Beautiful coastal beaches and Tutukaka with its marina are a short drive away. We happily arrange diving, fishing, kayaking and snorkelling with a free pick from our gate 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.