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

  • Whangarei Central Holiday Park

    Whangarei's central holiday park is so close to Whangarei City centre for shops, restaurants, cafés, movies & supermarkets (7 - 10 minutes walk). You will find friendly personal service from owner/operator hosts Brad & Clare.
    Grab a powered campervan site along our stream, pitch your tent under the shade of our willow trees or choose from our many accommodation options. Split-level 1 bedroom apartments & 1 bedroom motel unit, 2 bedroom tourist flat, small studio units. If you are happy using the park showers, toilet & kitchen; we have family unit, stand-alone cabins, twin single unit & little backpacker cabins.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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.