Wellington, Family Accommodation

  • YHA Wellington

    YHA Winner Lonely Planet 2011, NZ Tourism Award winner 2010 and the first hostel in New Zealand to be awarded Qualmark Enviro Gold. Ultra clean, modern, bright, fun and friendly, t... read more

  • Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

    Central Wellington hotel with indoor swimming pool and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. FREE unlimited wifi, stunning city views, outdoor area and fully-equipped kitchens are... read more

  • Flat Hills Cafe & Tourist Park - Ohingaiti

    Flat Hills offers a wide variety of reasons to stop in, take a break and let the kids play, all whilst you relax and enjoy this lovely country setting.  Not only does the cafe offe... read more

  • The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

    Wellington offers many great interests for any travelling family who have a love of exploring.  The Thorndon Hotel by Rydges is located right on the doorstep of the Wellington CBD,... read more

  • Rydges Wellington

    Rydges Wellington is centrally located downtown on Featherston Street with a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. The hotel is within walking distance to shops and rest... read more

  • Brentwood Hotel

    The Brentwood Hotel offers a nice quiet suburban location that is conveniently located only 2.6km from Wellington Airport and 6km from all the excitement of downtown Wellington. Wi... read more

  • The Beach House - Martinborough

    Private beach, farm access and a 'can do' attitude. You have a choice of 2 buildings (from 1 to 21 people) in a magnificent coastal setting east of the quaint rural village of Martinborough. Situated on a working sheep and cattle hill country farm, you have private access to the sea and farm. Animals (lambs, pigs, calves, chooks...) for you to pet, and you're on the property with the best recreational launching facility on the South Wairarapa coast. A perfect getaway for family, friends and small business groups. Year round availability.
    Experience the real New Zealand countryside and it's people.

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  • BKs Esplanade Motor Lodge

    Welcome to Petone shoreline's most modern and friendly luxury motor lodge with a variety of rooms sleeping 1-4 people.
    We offer 28 spacious luxury studios and 1 bedroom suites. Some have spa baths and exceptional sea views. All suites are designed with guest comfort in mind.
    Restaurants, cafes and bars are just a four minute walk away, located on Jackson St, Petone's social hub. It's just a 5 minute drive to Hutt City, and Wellington CBD & Ferry terminals are a 13km drive away.

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  • Castlepoint Holiday Park and Motels - Masterton

    Castlepoint is a small township set in a dramatic seaside environment just 64km from Masterton. Providing fabulous views from most accommodations including kitchen cabins and park motels.  Campsites are varied and beach-front sites offer great sea views. Facilities include: children's playground, BBQ area, TV room, portacot and highchair for hire, wifi, restaurant and general store close by.

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  • Grand Mercure Wellington Central City Apartments

    Grand Mercure Wellington Central City is located in the heart of the city, right on the doorstep of many of Wellington’s top attractions. Te Papa Museum is a convenient 5 minutes walk away, while waterfront cafes and activities, several parks and playgrounds, Wellingtons leisure centre and swimming pool and the Cable Car are all within walking distance. We offer 54 modern and minimalist rooms to accommodate your family, ranging from studios to spacious one and two bedroom apartments that are an ideal and affordable base while you explore Wellington. The apartments feature comfortable and tastefully decorated lounges, kitchenettes (or full kitchens in the two bedroom apartments) and separate bedrooms. Features include Sky TV, DVD (on request), wireless broadband internet, on-site laundry and continental breakfast. Cots and extra beds can be also provided by arrangement. Our reception is open 24 hours and our friendly and dedicated staff will be happy to assist with anything you may require.

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  • Finns Paekakariki

    Finn's Paekakariki is a privately owned, modern, boutique hotel situated in a seaside village just off State Highway 1. With a café, bar and cinema onsite, it's ideal for families!
    Superior studio units with spa baths, king-size beds, microwave, tea/coffee facilities through to two bedroom units sleeping up to six people.
    Paekakariki Village is only 35 minutes from Wellington by motorway or by rail.

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  • The Set-Up Manners

    The Setup Manners provides comfortable and affordable accommodation right in the heart of the CBD of Wellington City. You will find yourself only minutes walk to all inner city amenities, hot spots, family must-sees and a great selection of family-friendly cafes and restaurants.  Their Family Studios feature a queen and two king single beds, sleep a maximum of 6 guests and include free wifi.

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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.