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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Waitangi Holiday Park - Bay of Islands

    Waitangi Holiday Park is the perfect base for a journey around Northland and the Bay of Islands - situated on the banks of the Waitangi River, close to Te Tii Bay and Treaty Grounds. We are the only holiday park within walking distance to the Paihia village and a short ferry trip to Russell, Bay of Islands.

     

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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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  • The Rock Adventure Cruise

    The Rock is New Zealand's biggest house boat, she is purpose built and offers a warm, homely, stable environment for cruising the Bay of Islands. With a capacity of 36, the Rock is suitable for travellers of all ages who enjoy great company, new experiences, and who don't mind getting their feet wet.  Our overnight cruise allows guests to encounter everything the Bay has to offer and reflects the adventurous Kiwi spirit. The Rock features a spacious and open downstairs living area that includes a bar, dining area, lounge, pool table, piano and open fire.  Outside has an open deck that is the ideal platform for the onboard activities. Upstairs all cabins have sea views and doors that open onto observation decks perfect for viewing the scenery and wildlife. Includes fun activities like target shooting, dusk fishing, night kayaking, snorkeling, island exploring and more.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park is your premier holiday accommodation choice in scenic, sub-tropical Whangarei, and is a perfect base for your Northland holiday. Proud to be awarded Qualmark 4 Star Plus, and Enviro-Silver, we rate cleanliness and friendliness as our TOP priorities, so you're always assured of a fabulous stay. Our small, picturesque Holiday Park, situated down a quiet side street, is bordered by Parihaka Scenic Reserve, and with native bush-clad hills as our backdrop and a lovely river running just behind our Park. For a superb sub-tropical holiday, we have a range of top quality accommodation options to suit every budget, from Motels, Self-Contained Units, Ensuite Units to our Superior Standard Cabins. Alternatively bring your tent or motorhome and make use of our excellent facilities. You'll love our stylish, newly refurbished amenities.

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  • Ash Grove Boutique Motel - Paihia

    The Ash Grove Boutique Motel with swimming pool is located just 3 minutes drive from the  Paihia / Waitangi waterfront, and the centre of the Bay of Islands tourist attractions. We offer fully self-contained, well-equipped studio and one bedroom family units, opening onto landscaped gardens with a superb swimming pool and spa. Four studio units are furnished with a queen-size bed; one cottage studio has two single beds which can be zip-linked together to make a king size.  One-bedroom units have a separate double bedroom with queen-size bed. The lounge area has two single beds.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wayfarer Motel - Kaitaia

    Choose from studio, one and two bedroom fully self contained units.  The Wayfarer Motel is located in the centre of Kaitaia town - you can easily walk to all restaurants, shops and local conveniences.  There are 25 spacious motel units available to suit families.  All rooms have cooking facilities and you can get restaurant meals delivered directly to your room. There is a swimming pool, spa pool and playground to keep you entertained during your stay.  The motel also offers a booking and pick-up service for day tours to the famous Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach - a must see during your visit to Northland!

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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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  • Colonial House Motel - Kerikeri

    The Colonial House Lodge Motel has three family units which are stand alone cottages ideal for families who want to spread out. The units have gates to the swimming pool and BBQ area and have fully fitted kitchens. Cots and highchairs are available. There is a children’s playground and the motel is within walking distance to Kerikeri.

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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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  • 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.