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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kerikeri Holiday Park and Motels

    Kerikeri Holiday Park & Motels is set amidst lush native bush 5 mins walk from Kerikeri village. A beautiful river runs through our peaceful valley and the songs of native birds ring from the trees.
    With such a tranquil and utterly private setting it's easy to forget that we are just 500 metres from vibrant Kerikeri village, and very close to all Bay of Islands attractions which we'll book for you!
    We offer a bed for every budget. From ‘home away from home' Park Motels to cost-effective cabins & camp sites right by the river.

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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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  • 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 Beac... read more

  • 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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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.