West Coast, Family Accommodation

  • 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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  • Heartland World Heritage Hotel

    Nestled at the bottom of South Westland alongside the Haast River, you will find the Heartland World Heritage Hotel, offering standard, two bedroom and three bedroom family rooms, sleeping up to 6. The hotel’s superb location, just 2 hours from the glaciers and 3 hours from Queenstown, makes it the ideal stopover point between the West Coast and the Southern Lakes. This World Heritage designated area is renowned as New Zealand’s “last frontier”, home to rare wildlife, rugged beaches and wild rainforests.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Asure High Park Motor Inn - Greymouth

    With studio, one and two bedroom units (sleeping up to 7) available, the whole family will be comfortably accommodated.  Excellent facilities that include: SKY TV, safe play area for the kids, free cot and high chair, in-house movies and DVD player, BBQ, free railway transfer there are also walking and cycling tracks close by.

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  • 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 Brunner Country Motel and Holiday Park - Moana

    The park offers: Cottages/Motels, Cabin Lodge, Campervan/Caravan Park & tent sites and is a unique concept on 6 acres of landscaped grounds, surrounded by some of the finest West Coast native forest and the South Island Southern Alps as a backdrop.
    Meticulously maintained, fully self-contained, quality accomodation, the timber cottages are positioned for your privacy in a village style setting. They are at ease with the environment, and contribute to a warm and relaxing ambience with no neighbour noise, very peaceful and quiet except for the famous West Coast bird song, including Tui, and Bellbirds.
    The Cabin Lodge and Powered Campervan/Caravan Park and tent sites are separate from the cottages with native bush surroundings.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wetland View Park

    Get right away from it all. Stay in our luxurious chalets and explore the Wild West Coast of Golden Bay. The chalets have all linen provided and are serviced daily. Each chalet has a fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook for yourselves or you can make the most of your days and enjoy our lovely 3 course evening meals served to you in the luxury of your chalet. If you don't want to relax and enjoy the total peace quiet and birdsong, there are walks you can do from your chalet through the wetland or along the old logging roads through some of our beautiful native bush. The West Coast is just a few minutes drive. Plus we have a really lovely glow worm grotto that we are happy to take our guests through.

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  • 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

  • Glow Worm Accommodation

    We offer an experience, not just a bed! We add value to your room rate by offering lots of free stuff and a friendly, homely atmosphere that have guests telling us they don’t want to leave!
    We’re only a few minutes walk to everything Franz Josef has to offer! You can book all your activities at reception. Take a private self-contained room or share one of our dorms. We have a cosy log fire in a large communal area that extends outside and is 24 hours available.

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  • Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef

    Rainforest Retreat is a rare find, with accommodation set amongst lush native bush in Franz Josef township. Enjoy privacy and sanctuary in secluded cottages and tree huts, relax in the spas and sauna, dine out and have fun at the bar/restaurant, or just relish the bush setting and cook up barbecues with new friends.
    From luxury tree huts to backpackers rooms, Rainforest Retreat has accommodation to suit every style of traveller.


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  • Terrace Motel - Franz Josef

    The closest motel to the West Coast Wild Life Centre and the free Glow Worm caves and only a 4 minutes walk to the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools. All accommodation is on ground floor and offers unlimited wifi, studios (sleep 4), 1 bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) and the 2 bedroom apartments (sleep 6).

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  • Hokitika Holiday Park

    Hokitika Kiwi Holiday Park offer motorhome parking, caravans and tents and cabins to self-contained units and motels. Only 20 minutes from the town centre and with great facilities that include: TV room, indoor and outdoor dining, trampoline, kids playground, go-kart hire and wifi. Portacot and highchairs available.

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  • Punakaiki Resort

    Situated 30 minutes north of Greymouth and 300m south of the famous Pancakes Rocks and Blowholes, the Resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park and is only a stone's throw from the beach. Two styles of accommodation are available; Standard Resort Rooms and Eco Suites, sleeping up to 3, with adjoining rooms for larger grroups.  All rooms are modern studio units, with ensuite bathrooms, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, Sky TV and wireless internet access. Some rooms feature kitchenettes and the luxury Eco-Suites are environmentally friendly. The rooms are designed in harmony with the local environment to maintain a sense of privacy and seclusion and have either ocean or rainforest views.
    The Resort's Jacob's Grill restaurant and The Club Bar serve delicious food and beverage, which can be enjoyed while you also enjoy breathtaking views of the sea. Local activities include numerous walks in the Paparoa National Park, kayaking, horse trekking, jade hunting on the beach and the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.

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  • Westport Motel

    There is a selection of studio, one or two bedroom fully self-contained units that are all located at ground level for ease of use and great when travelling with kids. A spa is available and there is a laundry onsite and a children's playground. Close to many amenities. Portacot available.

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  • Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef

    Centrally located in the township, Bella Vista Franz Josef provides an ideal base for enjoying Glacier Country.
    The motel is a two minute walk from the Glacier Hot Pools and is adjacent to the Wildlife centre.
    This well-presented and well-equipped 4 star Qualmark motel features 18 units, with plenty of family accommodation options.
    All of the accommodation includes in-room phones, WiFi, hairdryers, DVD players to enjoy the range of comp. movies on and complementary hot drinks. Off-street parking, guest laundry and a BBQ area are available for your use.
    Bella Vista Franz Josef is just a minutes' walk to variety of flights, glacier hikes and a good range of restaurants.

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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.