South Canterbury, Family Accommodation

  • Ski Time - Methven

    Only a 5 minute walk from the centre of town is Ski Time Lodge Methven, complete with its cosy atmosphere and onsite restaurant. Offering a range of accommodation from standard or deluxe lodge rooms to their two or three bedroom apartment (located right next door to the lodge).

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  • Lake Tekapo Village Motel

    Our quality accommodation in Lake Tekapo is situated in a central position in the village, close to local shops and restaurants. Rooms are modern, clean and most have excellent views over Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains.
    Family suites sleeping up to six people.

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  • Springlee Bed & Breakfast Country Stay

    Springlee B&B is nestled on Mid-Canterbury plains at the foot of Mt Somers. Our warm and sunny home on 1.2 hectares offers a comfortable country stay in a peaceful rural setting with fabulous mountain views. Relax and unwind, wander around the garden and see our friendly animals.

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  • Mt Cook Lodge and Motels

    If you thought Mount Cook was out of your budget, think again! There's a friendly face at Mount Cook offering a great range of accommodation for today's budget conscious travellers. Whether you're into hiking, want to get out on the glaciers, soar across the Southern Alps or relax in the bar with a game of pool - we've got you covered. And all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay at one of New Zealand's most amazing destinations. Choose from 4 bed ensuited dorm rooms, ensuited double/twin rooms, private units or motels with kitchette and ensuite, all come with incredible views of the Southern Alps.

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  • Aoraki Court Motel

    Aoraki Court Motel provides luxury accommodation sleeping up to five per unit, within the Aoraki/Mt Cook Village at an unbelievably affordable price.
    Situated right in the middle of the Village it is spread over nearly 1 hectare of landscaped grounds. All units, including our two bedroom family rooms, have stunning views of Mt Sefton, The Footstool, Mt Wakefield and the surrounding mountains.

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  • Aoraki/Mt Cook Alpine Lodge

    Offering 16 lodge rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. There are large windows to enjoy the spectacular scenery and our location is central and only a two minute walk from the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre featuring the 3D Aoraki/Mount Cook Traveller Movie and Planetarium and directly across the road from the Aoraki/Mount Cook Visitor Centre.

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  • Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

    Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat 1 to 4 bedroom villas are set in a forest wilderness, right on the doorstep of Mt Cook World Heritage National Park and above you is the brilliance of the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve. Pukaki Observatory is located onsite for up close star gazing.  Set in 66 ha of pure privacy with forest walks, cycle tracks, yoga space, tennis court and ice skating (in winter) there is an abundance of onsite activity.
    Bookings are taken on an exclusive use basis and we can take up to 8 people. Rates include half board (breakfast and a 2 course evening meal).

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  • Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park - Timaru

    Perfect for your family’s stay in Timaru, we offer motels with two bedroom units, self-contained one bedroom units, plus cabins with kitchens and shared bathroom. Beds have bottom sheet with pillow and extra bedding is available for hire. Our spacious grounds include a children’s playground and BBQ facilities. With one free round on the golf course next door and heated swimming pool close by, it's the perfect resort for all the family.

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  • The Hermitage Mount Cook

    The Hermitage is located within Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and offers a range of accommodation. From the hotel to Motel and Chalet self-contained units that are located only 200-800m away in the village.  With a range of facilities available, this is a great place for families to stay and where an adventure is waiting to happen!

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  • Waitaki Waters Holiday Park

    Featured in Lonely Planet, our newly refurbished Holiday Park has won Trip Advisor's Award in Excellence 2016~2013 (4 years in a row), a 2015 Award from Booking.com as well as the National AA Award for Excellence in Holiday Parks 2012.  Surrounded by idyllic countryside, the park is spacious and quiet and is a 5 minute walk from the ocean and one of the countries best fishing rivers.  Cabins sleeping from 2 to 7 people, modern excellent facilities with free showers & free laundry. Free Wi-Fi in cabins, from $1 for campers. Prices begin from $13 per person. We are located 12 minutes north of Oamaru.

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  • Anchor Motel - Timaru

    Warm, homely accommodation offering two bedroom family units. Units are self-contained with SKY TV and pets are welcome by arrangement. We are close to local amenities such as the beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, town centre, restaurants and cafes and local art gallery. Guest laundry on-site.

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  • Andorra Motel - Geraldine

    Andorra Motel is situated on 1 acre of grounds and offers 14 units ranging from studio, one or two bedrooms. Located only 500m to Geraldine town centre and with facilities that include a swimming pool, SKY TV, trampoline and swings, games room with pool table and BBQ area with outdoor tables, chairs and loungers. Cot and high chair 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.