10 Best Family Accommodation in Hanmer Springs© Alpine Adventure Holiday Park
10 Best Family Accommodation in Hanmer Springs

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Where to Find Child-Friendly Accommodations in Hanmer Springs

For families travelling around the South Island, Hanmer Springs has to be on your itinerary! The alpine village is famous for its thermal pools with a waterpark, while other ways to enjoy your time are quad biking, family-friendly walks, farm parks, jet boat tours and much more – just check out the 10 Things to Do in Hanmer Springs with Kids. With so much to do, and with such stunning alpine surroundings, Hanmer Springs begs to be visited for at least a couple of days. So find yourself suitable accommodation for your tribe with this list of the best family accommodations in Hanmer Springs!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 10 Things to Do in Hanmer Springs, as well as The Travel Guide to Hanmer Springs for Families.

1. Clear Ridge Apartments

For families seeking a bit of luxury and their own space, check out Clear Ridge Apartments. Kids love the heated outdoor swimming pool and spa pool, Sky TV and free WiFi, while mum and dad have the option to be pampered with in-suite spa therapies and a double deluxe spa bath. Suites are modernly-appointed with an open-plan kitchen, laundry, dining area, office and lounge leading out to their own balcony. Each apartment contains two large bedrooms so everyone can enjoy their own space. What’s more, you’re just a short walk away from the village centre. For alternative apartment complexes, also check out the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Hanmer Springs.

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2. Alpine Adventure Holiday Park

Another fantastic family-friendly holiday park worth checking out is the Alpine Adventure Holiday Park. The budget accommodation complex set in a bush-clad valley offers a range of camping sites, kitchen cabins and self-contained chalets and tourist flats. Enjoy the convenience of home with most accommodations featuring a full kitchen, as well as beds with the bedding supplied. Many of the accommodations open up onto large grassy areas and provide access to a children’s playground, TV room and a games room to keep the whole family entertained.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Hanmer Springs© Alpine Adventure Holiday Park

3. Forest Peak Motel

Stay in one of nine stand-alone chalets or apartments at the Forest Peak Motel. The motel offers units each with their own character, such as timber-lined walls to compliment the alpine town vibe. All units have some sort of self-catering facilities, ensuite bathrooms and a choice of multiple bedrooms for larger families. Additionally, there’s plenty of space on the complex to enjoy as a family, from the children’s playground to the barbecue area in the garden. Other useful facilities include free WiFi, highchairs and cots.

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4. Settlers Motel

Rated five stars by Qualmark (among other organisations), Settlers Motel provides a high-quality stay in the heart of Hanmer Springs. Two-bedroom units and a one-bedroom unit with the option of a rollaway bed are available for families, with upgrades including spa baths, balconies with a mountain or forest view, and king-sized beds. The well-appointed rooms also include free WiFi, access to more than 400 DVDs, free newspaper delivery, Sky TV and more. And if that wasn’t enough, guests also have access to a barbecue area, free laundry facilities and free towels for the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Hanmer Springs© Settlers Motel

5. Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park

Far from your tired holiday park that’s seen way too many families pass through, Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park offers contemporary and affordable accommodation. If you’re not camping, then choose from simple “Kitchen Cabins” or “Standard Units” sleeping four to six guests. Alternatively, upgrade to one of the stylish and freshly-decorated “Self-Contained Units” or “Motel Units” with attractive timber-lined walls. The latter options have their own convenient kitchens and ensuites, while the budget options require you to use communal kitchens and bathrooms. Finally, if you want to go another step further, check out their luxury apartments, as listed in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park© Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park

6. Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motel

Families have plenty of choices at the Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motel. If the “Two-Bedroom Family Unit” with a full kitchen, gourmet hot drinks, family couch, TV with Sky TV and garden patio isn’t enough, then perhaps upgrading to the “King Family Unit” with three bedrooms will suit! The quiet family-friendly accommodation is just a short walk from the village centre yet boasts awesome alpine views from all angles. For more accommodations with full kitchens, also check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Hanmer Springs© Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motel

7. Hanmer Springs Retreat

After a day of adventure or relaxing in thermal pools, retreat to this peaceful motel and hotel-style accommodation just a 10-minute walk from town. Hanmer Springs Retreat offers a range of rooms for families, as well as the convenience of an on-site restaurant with a kids’ menu. Families of three have the choice of a “Superior Room” with or without a spa bath, while the “One/Two-Bedroom Suites” and “Two-Bedroom Apartment” provide ample space for families of four. All rooms at least have a kitchenette, ensuite and open-plan living.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Hanmer Springs© Hanmer Springs Retreat

8. Alpine Springs Motel

Located in an acre of manicured gardens beside the Hanmer Springs Golf Club, Alpine Springs Motel is a gorgeous setting for a family getaway. The boutique motel with 10 tastefully-appointed units consists of a number of layouts for families. Treat yourself to a spa bath in the one and two-bedroom “Spa Units” for up to four guests. Alternatively, larger tribes will find more space in the three-bedroom “Spa Bungalow”. Room facilities consist of Sky TV, free WiFi, DVD players, cooking facilities and free parking. The motel also has a barbecue area and a complimentary DVD library. See how this motel compares to the 10 Best Motels in Hanmer Springs.

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9. Greenacres Alpine Chalets & Villas

A collection of European-style chalets in a park-like setting for the kids to roam awaits at Greenacres Alpine Chalets & Villas. Enjoy a guilt-free stay at this eco-friendly haven, which makes it easy for guests to recycle and conserve power without eliminating comfort. Chalets evoke space thanks to the high ceilings and come in a number of layouts to suit families large and small. What’s more, they all have full kitchens, bathrooms and areas to relax as a family. Find more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Hanmer Springs.

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10. Alpine Holiday Apartments & Campground

This holiday park in Hanmer Springs provides a wide range of accommodations for budget-conscious families. Camping sites, simple studio units, self-catering kitchen cabins, spacious family cabins, fully-kitted up self-contained units and the holiday home-style “The Smithy” are your accommodation options here. While the units and cabins are extremely affordable, note that you will need to provide your own bedding or hire them. Additional facilities include a barbecue, WiFi, outdoor games for kids, a communal kitchen and bathrooms, laundry and more.

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More About Family Accommodations in Hanmer Springs

That’s it for our list of the best family accommodations in Hanmer Springs, but it’s by no means the end of our travel tips! Get more stellar travel advice from the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Travel Guide to Hanmer Springs for Families.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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