Southland, Family Accommodation

  • Tower Lodge Motel - Invercargill

    Our Qualmark 4+star rated motel is situated in Invercargill on the South Island's Southern Scenic Route. Our accommodation includes 17 studio, 1 and 2-bedroom family units, all serviced daily and most with kitchens, microwaves and even electric blankets. We also have guest laundry, children's playground on-site and kids' DVDs available. Located close to the golf course, sports stadium, swimming pool, velodrome and Queens Park across the road. Wireless internet. Book online.

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  • Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Welcome to Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park, offering motels, cabins, glamping tents, caravan and tent sites, all just minutes from the lake edge!
    Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park provides everything you will need in order to have a nice hot shower, cook a delicious meal, go for a relaxed walk, connect to UNLIMITED WIFI and get a peaceful nights sleep in the quiet township of Kingston on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, and just 45 minutes from Queenstown.

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  • Queens Park Motels - Invercargill

    Quiet, spacious motel, located right next door to Queens Park Gardens – home to a range of sporting, cultural and children’s activities. Our roomy apartments include studios, 1 and 2 bedroom units. Family apartments have full kitchens, although we also offer cooked or continental breakfast. Children’s cots and highchair are available and other services include free laundry, internet and SKY TV. Sandpit and children’s playhouse on-site, plus walking distance to gardens and playground.

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  • Monarch Motel - Invercargill

    We can provide you with a range of delightful, warm, affordable accommodation in a peaceful setting. Our attitude is to offer our guests a quality service complete with the renowned southern hospitality. Our units are studio, 1 and 2 bedroom, and are set in spacious grounds, complete with swing set. We’re in a quite location but just a a few minutes walk from playground and local amenities. Other on-site facilities include sauna/spa, wireless internet, SKY TV, laundry and bike storage. Cooked or continental breakfast can be provided and we have charge-back arrangement for several local restaurants.

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  • Beach Road Holiday Park - Invercargill

    FREE Wi-Fi ALLOCATION 500Mb daily
    6ha of mature, sheltered, parklike surrounds in Sandy Point Domain. Close to Oreti Beach, take a stroll & view a beautiful sunset. Cast your memory to one of the movie locations for the World's Fastest Indian along the flat sandy beach. Catch the right tide & fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. Enjoy some whitebaiting or trout fishing on the Oreti River. Try out local horse trek adventures. Listen to native birdlife while enjoying local native bush walks. Take a night off & walk through to Cabbage Tree Restaurant for a delicious relaxing meal.

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  • Hilltop Accommodation Catlins

    Peaceful Country Accommodation in the Heart of the Catlins

    Hilltop Catlins offers quality and affordable accommodation for families and groups in two refurbished character cottages sleeping up to 8 guests in one or up to 6 in the other.

    Hilltop Accommodation is nestled alongside native forest overlooking the tiny seaside community of Papatowai and the Southern Scenic Route, in the heart of the Catlins. We invite you to stay awhile, and share our beautiful ocean and valley views, relax in our tranquil gardens, and wake to the bellbird dawn chorus.

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  • Admiral Court Motel & Apartments

    This centrally located modern, warm, spacious, ground floor 15 unit accommodation complex with 5 Deluxe Units completed in 2011 is the place to stay. The mix of accommodation options which are all serviced daily ensure that we will have a room to suit your requirements. Each is equipped with all the facilities needed to ensure a relaxing stay, including kitchens, microwaves, fridges, electric heating, electric blankets, ensuites with shower, Sky TV and FAST FREE wireless internet.

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  • Invercargill Holiday Park and Motels

    The Invercargill Holiday Park and Motels is situated in quiet rural surroundings, just a short five minute drive to the town centre. Next door to the Holiday Park is Andersons Park, Donovan Park, a supermarket, petrol station, bank and other necessities of holiday life. From the spacious camping grounds to warm, cosy units and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to five, Invercargill Holiday Park has accommodation options to suit everyone.


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  • Catlins Whistling Frog Accommodation & RV Park

    A lovely sheltered lodge and camp ground, situated in Owaka. The small township has a supermarket, local tavern and cafes. We are located 4.5km from Surat Bay, where you can view seals. Pounawea and Jacks Bay are also just a short drive away. Nugget Point and Kaka Point are a 20 minute drive. The lodge is in a large 100 year old converted hospital, and has a large guest kitchen and separate dining room. There is a large games room with free darts, pool and piano. We also have WIFI (small cost) plus two sunrooms and a TV room. We offer free DVD hire. There is lots of outdoor space, BBQ facilities and even a fish pond!

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  • Tautuku Forest Cabins

    Forest and Bird Society cabins in the heart of The Catlins. Forest walks in Lenz Reserve, 5 mins drive to beach, central to all Catlins attractions. By booking these cabins, you are contributing to conservation. 3 SEPARATE CABINS. (No linen provided - you need sleeping bags and pillowcases. You must clean your own accommodation & bathroom on departure): * THE COTTAGE (sleeps 8-10) , * COUTTS CABIN (sleeps 4) * A-FRAME (sleeps 2).

    All cabins are self-contained with: fridge, cooker, microwave, dishes, cutlery and pots.

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  • Bay of Islands
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  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
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  • Ashburton
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  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
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  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
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  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…


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 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.


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.


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 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!


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.