West Coast, Family Accommodation

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Powered sites and cabins to self contained units and motel rooms. The 2 and 3 bedroom motel rooms sleep up to 7 and have their own kitchen plus shower/toilet. Kitchen cabins sleep 2 – 5 and standard cabins sleep 2 – 6 (shared facilities). We also have a lodge, ideal for large groups or several families, sleeping up to 30. Facilities include quality, heated bathrooms and toilets, hot spas, BBQ, laundry, children’s playground and mini shop. There is a short, illuminated walk from us to the Franz Josef township or we have a courtesy shuttle.

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  • Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Modern, clean and well equipped, we’re just 2.5km from Greymouth centre and the most family-friendly holiday park on the west coast! We offer 1 and 2 bedroom family units as well as family standard cabins (sleeping up to 6) and powered/un-powered campsites. Our family units include full kitchen and bathroom, Sky TV, DVD and stereo. General facilities include spa (private, for up to 6 people), BBQ, adventure playground, TV lounge, games room and laundry.

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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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  • Charles Court Motel - Greymouth

    Charles Court Motel has direct beach access, mountain views and great facilities for the kids that include a playground, swimming pool, water slide, private spa pool, games room and more. Accommodation choice ranges from one bedroom (sleeps 6), two bedroom (sleeps 7) and three bedroom units (sleep 8) all are self-contained.

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  • Westport Holiday Park and Motels - Westport

    Set in 5 hectares of sheltered NZ bush, yet an easy 10 minute walk to the town centre. We offer motels, self-contained flats, cabins and powered sites. Lots of on-site amenities including BBQ, games room, children’s play area and a brand new 18 hole mini golf course on the premises. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

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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.