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

  • 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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  • Sunseeker Lodge - Whangaroa

    Family accommodation with enough choices to suit any budget or family size. We offer studio and one bedroom motel rooms, 2 bedroom holiday home, 3 bedroom apartment and backpacker style accommodation as well as a camping area. All just minutes from the harbour and with magnificent water views. Our onsite facilities include a spa with harbour views and kayaks for hire.

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  • Wagener Holiday Park - Kaitaia

    Sited right on the waterfront we have powered and non-powered campervan, caravan, motorhome and tent sites, secluded or harbour view sites and cabins with fabulous views of the Houhora harbour entrance. Facilities: outdoor swimming pool, indoor spa, boat ramp, surf-casting rods, body boards, kayaks and bikes for hire, BBQ area, pizza oven, children's playground and trampoline.

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  • Edgewater Palms Apartments

    Relax, enjoy Paihia and explore the beautiful Bay of Islands in true style from the comfort and convenience of Edgewater's spacious, modern, and fully self-contained 5-star apartments.
    One and two-bedroom apartments available, sleeping up to six guests. Swimming pool on site and close to beach.

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  • The Boathouse Opua - Bay of Islands

    Absolutely Over The Water. Two apartments with a nautical theme, each apartment has a living area with balconies. The apartments have a large open-plan living/dining area and superbly appointed kitchen and appliances. Bedrooms with large built-in wardrobe and king-size beds. Free Wifi, Sky TV, CD/DVD players and private telephone. Complete laundry in each apartment with tub, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board. Spacious furnished decks ... dining table and chairs, lounge chairs and gas barbecue.

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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 Beach, this well established seaside camping ground offers an abundance of activities, such as swimming, surfing, beach fishing and kayaking. Nestled within a peaceful rural landscape, the perfect environment for a family holiday or the chance to relax and rejuvenate. Set on 9km of pristine white sand, Pakiri Beach offers plenty to do for everyone. Laze on the sand, fish, snorkel or surf; Take a horse trek; or just take time out with a good book by your cabin or tent.

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  • Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground - Bay of Islands

    This waterfront camping ground is set in the heart of the Bay of Island in park-like surroundings by the stunning Haruru Falls. All of the 14 units are self-contained with cooking facilities and breakfast available on request. Rooms have TV and in-house video and cots and high chairs are available. Restaurants and a general shop are within walking distance. Swimming and paddling pools as well as a children’s play area will keep the children happy and there is a BBQ area. The motor camp and camping grounds have their own private safe beach.

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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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  • Ahipara Holiday Park - Northland

    Discover the delights of Ahipara Bay's only holiday park set in an idyllic garden setting just five minutes from the spectacular 90 Mile Beach. We have a full range of accommodation from camping and cabins, to motel units. Activities close by include: surfing at Shipwreck Bay (lessons available), horse treks, hire quad bikes, blokarts (beach sailing), kayaks, guided coastal tours, golf course (club hire available), deep-sea fishing charters and beach walks.

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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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  • Aroha Island Camping - Kerikeri

    Aroha Island offers beachside and bush camping, 2 bush cottages and a 3 bedroom Lodge, within a 12 hectare Nature and Bird Sanctuary.  A unique eco experience awaits you at our secluded, peaceful and tranquil island.  The campsite is sheltered and close to the native bush, home to our resident North Island Brown Kiwi. Explore the island on our discovery trail, or the coastline in our kayaks or simply enjoy the leisurely pace of island life. We have a mix of powered (10 sites in bush campground) and non-powered sites. Free WiFi outside our visitor centre. Aroha Island comprises 7 hectares of mangroves and a 5 hectare island at Rangitane. A causeway links the island to the mainland, providing convenient vehicle access. Kerikeri is only 12km away and the beautiful Bay of Islands is just beyond that.

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  • Russell Top 10 Holiday Park

    Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park is a Qualmark 4 star plus rated Holiday Park with an Enviro Bronze endorsement offering great value accommodation.
    Our Holiday Park is within easy walking distance to great restaurants, heritage buildings, walks, beaches and cruise departures, along with the perfect locaton and a relaxed holiday atmosphere.
    The accommodation features modern, self-contained studios, one and two bedroom villas, as well as cabins with or without bathrooms for the budget conscious. Many of our villas and cabins are elevated to take advantage of the beautiful sea views and breezes that our amazing location provides.
    For recreational vehicles such as caravans, motor homes, campervans, camper trailers and tents, there are fully serviced, powered sites and large multi use unpowered grassy sites. All sites are conveniently located to our amenities blocks and large camp kitchen, with our premium powered sites having views over the bay.

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  • Russell - Orongo Bay Holiday Park

    When you stay with us, you’ll be immersed in a natural playground, see rare North Island weka and pateke roam free around the park and you may even have the chance to see brown kiwi in the surrounding native bush.

    There are plenty of things to keep the kids entertained exploring the kiwi trail, net fishing in the stream, building huts and visiting the weta cave just to name a few, and don’t forget the playground and the swimming pool.

    With affordable accommodation to suit any budget it’s the perfect setting for families to make memories as nature intended!

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  • Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park

    We are located on the Karikari Peninsula overlooking Doubtless Bay and adjacent to the shores of beautiful Perehipe Beach.
    Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park offers a range of quality accommodation, Motel Units, Chalets, and share-facility Cabins as well as Powered and Non Powered Campsites. legendary fishing, easy boat launching, safe swimming and plenty of relaxation for your total enjoyment.

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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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  • The Waterfront Suites - Paihia

    Welcome to The Waterfront Suites, Bay of Islands - an oasis of tranquillity for your Paihia holiday. These all-suite luxury Paihia apartments are located only steps away from Paihia's restaurants and wharf, ideally situated to take advantage of all that the glorious Bay of Islands and Northland region has to offer. Many of the suites offer ocean views, the two bedroom premium suites & penthouses offer sweeping views from their spacious private balconies. All suites feature a relaxed contemporary design for indoor and outdoor entertainment and relaxation, perfect Paihia accommodation for both couples and families. The Waterfront Suites are now managing Paihia Sails. Paihia Sails is located next door to the Waterfront Suites and offer 3 Bedroom Premium Suites. All check-ins for these Suites must check in at The Waterfront Suites Reception. Please click on Suites for more information. PARKING: Underground free carparking is available to our guests.

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  • Bay of Islands Holiday Park

    Bay of Islands Holiday Park is a 4.2 hectare Holiday Park providing Paihia accommodation and is well located for exploring the Bay of Islands. Plenty of trees for shade and the Waitangi River running along one boundary for safe swimming and kayaking up to the Lilypond Falls. Listen to the peace and quite of nature as you gently paddle upstream to a tarzan swing and waterfalls and great swimming hole.
    Featuring cabins, units (sleep up to 10) plus caravan and tent sites.

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  • Blue Heron Holiday Park

    Relax in one of our waterfront or waterview sites, cabins or self-contained holiday homes. Want to get out on the water?  Set in native, subtropical bush, our boutique size and standards ensure your holiday fun! 
    Free WiFi, kayak rental, playground, water view kitchen, boat ramp.

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  • Edelweiss Motel - Paihia

    This is a perfect Paihia location, just 50m from the beach! Our one and two bedroom family units are serviced daily and include kitchen or kitchenette, TV, in-room WIFI connection, heaters and electric blankets. The motel features a year-round heated, saltwater swimming pool, spa pool, covered BBQ area, lovely garden area, access to tennis courts and guest laundry. Cots and highchairs are available and babysitting can be arranged. Courtesy transfers to and from Paihia. This is a great location from which to explore the beautiful Bay Of Islands and is just metres from the beach, restaurants, shops and wharf. Qualmark 3 star+

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  • Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park

    Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park is a great base to start your holiday. Choose from camper van parks, caravans, 2 bedroom own bathroom cabins or pitch your tent on their waterfront sites. A water lovers paradise with safe swimming, kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing in the harbour, or a 5min walk to the fabulous surf beach to boogie board or surf.

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  • Camp Waipu Cove

    Camp Waipu Cove is nestled at the southern end of Bream Bay. Our park’s facilities, beach location and well-kept Waipu Cove accommodation create the ideal setting for a classic Kiwi getaway. Accommodation options include kitchen cabins, self-contained cabins, powered campsites and non-powered campsites. Facilities include: two great playgrounds for young and older kids, BBQ facilities, three large camp kitchens, a dairy on-site and local cafes close by.

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  • Continental Motel - Whangarei

    The Continental Motel is situated near the Whangarei City Centre and is an easy walk to the supermarket and Kensington Park. All units have fully equipped kitchens and Sky TV and cots and highchairs are available on request. The children’s playground is near the outdoor pool which is heated from November to April.

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  • Paihia Top 10 Holiday Park

    Nestled in a bay surrounded by native bush with a waterfront location, travelers can expect a quiet and safe environment. Just 200 meters off the main highway to Paihia, Paihia Top 10 Holiday Park is the ideal place to relax and explore the Bay of Islands. With its Superior Cabins, Family Cabins, Kitchen Cabins, powered and non-powered camping sites, there's something to suit all budgets.

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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.