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

  • Waitomo Farmstay and Gardens

    At Waitomo Farmstay and Gardens we offer accommodation packages which will cater to all groups, if you are traveling with your family. We have two rustic cottages - Cottage One is our larger cottage which sleeps up to 9 people. With a full kitchen, open plan dining and lounge, and two bathrooms this is a great cottage for larger families. For a smaller option we have Cottage Two which sleeps up to 5 people. Cottage Two also has a full kitchen, open plan dining and lounge, as well as a bathroom complete with a bath. Looking for something a bit different? Why not book our lovely old house truck... sleeps up to 4 people with two queen sized beds. The house truck has a full kitchen, lounge area, and ensuite/toilet. Each morning we invite you to join us on a tour around our farm where you will get the opportunity to feed the animals. During winter we are feeding out hay, as well as bottle feeding our lamb, kid goat and calves.

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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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  • Quality Hotel Ambassador

    The Quality Hotel Ambassador is ideal as a stopover or to stay and experience the sights and sounds of the mighty Waikato. Relax in our updated rooms, sleeping up to four, cool off in the outdoor pool or warm up in the hot tub. We have a fully licensed Cafe, Bar and Grill onsite - Retrospect, offering a unique Stonegrill dining experience and a full a la carte menu to suite the whole family.Well positioned within walking distance of Waikato Stadium, Founders Theatre, Seddon Park, Claudelands Events Centre and the CBD we provide a range of quality accommodation that will suit your family needs.

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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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  • Gardena Court Motel

    Gardena Court Motel is the perfect accommodation when you’re visiting Hamilton for a family holiday. Located 3 minutes drive from Hamilton CBD. Fully self-contained accommodation, free WIFI, fenced swimming pool, spa pool, large grassy play area with playground equipment.

    Our accommodation options include Superior Studio, Superior One Bedroom, Standard Studio, Standard One Bedroom and our Two Bedroom Family Units.

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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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  • Classic Motel - Hamilton

    Four minutes from the city centre, the motel’s comfortable and spacious units are all on the ground floor and have fully equipped kitchens and sky TV. Cots and high chairs are available. There is a solar heated swimming pool and a kids’ corner including a trampoline. The motel is four minutes from Hamilton Zoo.

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  • Sudima Hotel Hamilton

    The Sudima Hotel Hamilton is located in the CBD and only a five minute drive to Claudelands Events Centre and within walking distance of many restaurants, cafes and shops.  Offering 69 well-appointed rooms with a variety of room types and configurations that include twin studios and two bedroom apartments.  Features include onsite parking, wireless internet access, ensuites, kitchenettes, laundry facilities and 24 hour guest services. They also offer great family packages during the school holidays that include breakfast and a family pass to the zoo.

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  • Captains Quarters Motor Inn - Cambridge

    Welcome to The Captains Quarters Motor Inn, Cambridge. We are situated on a Quiet rear section off SH1, and within a short walk to Cambridge Town Centre. We have 9 spacious units which over look the pool area (3 Family 2 bedroom units & 6 studio units). All units have cooking facilities, Flat screen TV, with Freeview, 6 sky channels, DVD player & Free Wi Fi. We are only 10 minutes to Lake Karapiro, 15 Minutes to Mystery Creek & Hamilton Airport and 20 minutes from Hobbiton Movie Set. We are very central and within an hour you could be at Waitomo Caves, Rotorua or Tauranga.

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  • On The River - Hamilton

    On The River Provides Luxury Riverside Apartment-style accommodation. Nestled on the banks of the Waikato River with stunning panoramic views from the master bedroom and lounge looking across the river to 'The Narrows Golf Course', this private riverside accommodation, attached to our residence, is the perfect retreat. 80 square metres (860 square feet) of luxury accommodation means there is plenty of room to relax and spread out in total comfort. We have endeavoured to provide you with everything you could possibly need whilst away from home. Whilst we don't prepare breakfast, we do provide a range of breakfast foods for your preparation in the kitchenette facilities. Location is excellent - it is the hub for many world renowned attractions close by, for example Lord of The Rings Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves and more. Hamilton Airport is a short distance.

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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.