Waikato, Family Accommodation

  • Distinction Hamilton Hotel

    Located only minutes from the Hamilton city centre and conveniently located to reach any out-of-town places of interest, this Hamilton hotel is a favourite with families and the pr... read more

  • Otorohanga Holiday Park

    Enjoy a friendly stay at this family holiday park in the King Country / Waitomo region, and only a 15 minute drive from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Blackwater Rafting Adventures... read more

  • Te Tiro Accommodation - Waitomo

    Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the central North Island and mountains. Two self-contained, pioneer-style cottages (sleep 2-5 persons), set on a 1600-acre farm. Central to Waitomo Caves Village, Marakopa Falls and other fantastic walkways. Quiet and peaceful - a great place to relax and unwind.
    Glowworms nestled in native NZ bush only metres from your cottage.

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  • Waitomo TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Waitomo TOP 10 Holiday Park has landscaped grounds, a children’s playground with trampoline and a swimming pool. They also have a communal kitchen/TV room and library. The self-contained units and motel rooms have their own bathroom facilities. Shops, restaurants and the museum are just across the road and the famous glowworm caves are close by.

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  • The Glowworm Motel - Waitomo

    Located at the junction of State Highway 3 and Waitomo Caves Road, the Glowworm Motel is the closest motel to the famous Glowworm Caves. The motel is also close to restaurants and has a friendly, family atmosphere. They have nine fully self-contained ground-floor units, all with fully equipped kitchen, shower and TVs. For a large group, we have a three-bedroom cottage available which can sleep seven people.  There is a large swimming pool open from November to April and a play area for the children. Cots are available on request.

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  • Aaron Court Motor Inn

    For fantastic Hamilton motel accommodation with one, two and three bedroom apartments, excellent food at our on-site restaurant, bar with pool table, and great family-friendly service, complete with swimming pool, spa and playground Aaron Court Motor Inn is the one.

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  • Villa Shakespeare - Cambridge

    You will be entranced by our stunning Victorian Villa with its wide verandas and spacious garden. Step through the door and be welcomed by the original features and comfortable furnishings. Convenient yet secluded, it is an easy 10 minute stroll into Cambridge centre with many restaurants, cafes and speciality shops. Our accommodation ranges from spacious ensuite rooms, a character garden cottage and for something slightly different a luxurious English caravan.

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  • Kiwi Paka - Waitomo

    Kiwipaka is a unique and relaxed rural New Zealand getaway, nestled in mature trees in Waitomo Village. Only a 3 minute walk from the glow–worm caves. Large sunny decks over look awe-inspiring scenery. Modern and friendly, our facility includes private Chalets or a Backpacker lodge. Our accommodation is alcohol free but we have our licensed Morepork Pizzeria & cafe on site open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Waitomo is beautiful and mysterious both above and below ground. Take the Ruakuri bushwalk through lush forest, enter the underground caves to see our world famous glow-worms or go on an adrenaline filled black water rafting trip. 

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  • Colonial Court Motel, Cambridge

    Colonial Court Motel accommodation is situated in a quiet secluded location in Cambridge, close to town centre with very many fascinating shops from antique to arts and crafts and restaurants. We offer 15 modern, spacious accommodation studio units, 1 bedroom units and 2 bedroom unit. Swimming pool, highchair/cot available and a BBQ area to enjoy.

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  • Kauri Lodge Farmstay

    Kauri Lodge – Pet Friendly B&B or Holiday Apartment - is situated 13kms from Cambridge in the lovely Karapiro farming district. We have two guest bedrooms at Kauri Lodge, each containing a queen and a single bed. There is a private guest lounge and dining area, and cooking facilities. There are impressive views of our farm and the Waikato Countryside from our expansive decks where you can also enjoy a private BBQ. A short walk can take you to our plantation of native Kauri Trees.

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  • Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park, Matamata

    Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park is in a central location only six kilometres from Matamata and set amongst six hectares of park-like grounds. Accommodation ranges from four motel units, tourist flats, kitchen cottages, kitchen cabins, standard cabins and 80 powered/non-powered sites. There is a private outdoor mineral pool, playground, BBQ and picnic areas.

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  • Karamu Valley Lodge - Hamilton

    Relax and enjoy the Karamu Valley Lodge setting with hosts Paul and Heather Lloyd. The Lodge is situated on 6 acres of farmland with a small flock of sheep grazing in the paddocks and a meandering stream running through the property for you to enjoy as well as charming gardens with outdoor seating areas. Experience the tranquillity of our beautiful haven in the Karamu Valley; explore the local bush walks, Karamu Caves and native woods or simply immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings. Our rural retreat is just 25 minutes from Raglan and a short 12 minute drive from Hamilton city yet you will feel as though you are in another world.

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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.