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

  • 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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  • Aquarius Motor Inn

    Aquarius Motor Inn offers a warm and friendly atmosphere just a short stroll from Hamilton's city centre and less than 500m to Waikato Stadium. We have a range of family friendly accommodation options available with 9 x 1-bedroom units (sleep 3-4) and a 2-bedroom suite (sleeps 5-6). A BBQ, guest laundry, DVD player, cot and highchair are also available for guest use. There is a heated indoor swimming pool great for swimming in all year round.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Raglan Sunset Motel

    Raglan Sunset Motel is only 100m from the water's edge, shopping, cafés and bars. With 24 units, guest facilities include off-street parking, SkyTv, Free Broadband, laundry, spa pool and a large paved outdoor courtyard completes with outdoor tables, chairs and BBQ.


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  • Earthstead Villas - Cambridge

    The Earth House is a warm adobe brick two bedroom cottage and can accommodate up to 4 guests. It hosts an open floor plan with lovely sitting room, dining area and full kitchen. Enjoy the spacious living room with full sized couch and loveseat and private patio that overlooks the gardens. Indoor / outdoor BBQ / entertaining area, and covered carport make for easy and carefree accommodation Cambridge. With a claw-foot tub, heated tile floors, and a wood burning stove, the  Each room has views into the private garden where native birds can be seen and heard amongst the bush, trees and flowers. The Cob Cottage incorporates all the ecological principals and luxurious comforts that have made the Earthouse famous – natural materials and solar heating, attention to detail in every area, and our world famous hospitality.

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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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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.