West Coast, Family Accommodation

  • YHA Franz Josef

    YHA Franz Josef is a Qualmark 4+ star hostel offering comfortable and modern budget accommodation. With the West Coast rainforest right outside the backdoor this YHA hostel is the ... read more

  • Distinction Fox Glacier

    Our Distinction Fox Glacier Hotel offers luxurious hotel accommodation in one of the world's most ruggedly beautiful environments - nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps on th... read more

  • Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park is situated only 500m from the main town village and is minutes drive from Lake Matheson and Fox Glacier itself.  This is a great place to base your... read more

  • Greymouth KIWI Holiday Park & Motels

    Greymouth KIWI Holiday Park and Motels is located at South Beach, Greymouth, adjacent to a wonderful West Coast beach. You can stroll along the beach and admire the snow-capped mountains and in the evening experience the beautiful sunset. We are situated in an ideal place, to use as a base, to experience all of the amazing scenery, activities and attractions throughout the area, or you can just come and relax. We have lots of space for the children, including plenty of room to run around and a playground to occupy their time.

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  • Lake Matheson Motels - Fox Glacier

    If you're looking for motels in Fox Glacier offering great quality, value and comfortable accommodation, then Lake Matheson Motels, just 400 metres from the heart of the township and only 4 kms from Lake Matheson and the Fox Glacier, is an ideal choice for you.

    Lake Matheson Motel offers studio units, spa units and 2 bedroom family accommodation sleeping up to 5 and with its own undercover carport. Facilities include: large space for the kids to run around, BBQ area, portacot and high chair available, WIFI and courtesy van.


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  • Glenfern Villas - Franz Josef

    Glenfern Villas provides roomy, luxurious, stylish and contemporary apartment style accommodation, just outside Franz Josef village. Our one and two bedroom villas are equipped with full kitchens, dining and lounge areas, SKY TV with Disney channel and large bathrooms. We have a BBQ available, a children’s play area with trampoline and the kids will love our pet pony.

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  • Birds Ferry Lodge - Punakaiki

    Birds Ferry Lodge is located on its own 13 hectare oasis next to a lake and surrounded by native birds (listen out for the call of the kiwi at night!) It's an ideal family holiday spot close to Punakaiki and West Coast activities. The solid timber cottage has 2 spacious bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge with TV, DVD, CD player, magazines and games, decks and outdoor furniture and panoramic mountain and ocean views.

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  • Sunset Motels - Fox Glacier

    Staying with Sunset Motels you will enjoy mountain views from every unit. The executive one and two bedroom fully self-contained units perfectly cater for families, both sleeping up to 5 people. Free unlimited WIFI, continental and cooked breakfasts available, or self-cater in your room. Bookings and tour desk on site.

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  • Bazil's Hostel & Surf School - Westport

    Offering a variety of facilities & accommodation for everyone they have fully self-contained rooms suitable for the  family as well as campervan, power sites & tent sites.  Facilities include bathrooms, two TV rooms, two lounges, hammocks, free movies, outdoor covered BBQ area and lots of garden areas to sit & relax. 

    STAY, PLAY & SURF WITH US
    Stay with us for 5 nights & Receive a FREE SURF LESSON with Board silly @ Bazils Hostel Surfing NZ Accredited Surf School, board & wetsuit included.

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  • Hydrangea Cottages - Punakaiki

    With secluded cottages set on a 5 acre hillside, some with sweeping sea views, the Rata Suite sleeps 4, Nikau Suite sleeps up to 7 and Takutai House sleeps 9, all are suited to families. Only 5 minutes walk to the beach and the Punakaiki river mouth (with safe swimming in summer), and a short stroll to the Pancake Rocks.

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  • Shining Star Beachfront Holiday Park - Hokitka

    Absolute beachfront location and just a few minutes stroll into Hokitika. As well as powered sites we offer one and two bedroom apartments. These are spacious, comfortable and warm, with full kitchens, and natural timber construction. There’s lots to entertain the kids here, with the beach on our doorstop and a small farmyard to visit: alpacas, ducks and ducklings, emu, sheep, goats, chickens and our friendly donkey! We also have a playground on-site, laundry, BBQ, DVD hire and small, licensed shop.

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  • Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

    Ideal location - magnificent ocean frontage adjacent to beach with beautiful West Coast sunsets & views. Sleep to the sound of the sea while Paparoa National Park is your backdrop.

    All Punakaiki holiday homes and motel accommodation are located beside the seaside. They have the following accommodation available: four bedroom beach house (sleeps 9) three bedroom family unit (sleeps 7), family unit (sleeps 6), two bedroom studio unit (sleeps 6) and studio units with garden views (sleep 5). BBQ area and garden setting available for guests.

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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.