Where to Find Child-Friendly Accommodation in Kerikeri
Escape to the sunny Bay of Islands and get off the beaten track to the alternative town of the Bay, Kerikeri. Famous for its fruit and citrus orchards, the town basks in glorious warm weather year-round. For families, there are natural attractions, like Rainbow Falls and the Puketi Forest to enjoy, while the accommodations here will make your stay easy and comfortable. Most family accommodations in Kerikeri are motels, while the town’s holiday park provides a more affordable option. Learn more in this list of the best family accommodations in Kerikeri.
While you’re here, get more travel advice in The Guide to the Bay of Islands for Families and the 10 Things to Do in the Bay of Islands with Kids.
1. Kerigold Secluded Chalets Motel
Stay among the fruit trees in true Kerikeri spirit at the Kerigold Secluded Chalets Motel. Sleeping up to four people in their 10 one-bedroom chalets, three of which with a bunk bed in the living room, Kerigold provides ample space for families. Aside from having your own space with self-catering facilities, a bathroom with shower, free WiFi and more in your chalet, the complex also has a solar-heated swimming pool, barbecue area and guest laundry. See more stays with kitchens in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.
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2. Avalon Resort
The grounds of the Avalon Resort are fun for the kids to explore with its spring-fed water gardens, duck ponds, fruit orchards and chicken paddocks. Enjoy a stay in one of the self-contained apartments sleeping up to four guests between a luxurious king four-poster bed and sofa beds in the lounge. Prepare meals for the family in the full kitchen and enjoy on a private deck with an outdoor table and seating.
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3. Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments
You can’t beat the convenience of staying in the centre of Kerikeri town, which is one of the many reasons to stay at the Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments. Between splashing in the outdoor pool, stay in one of the self-contained units with variety to suit a range of styles and budgets. The “Family Two-Bedroom Unit” sleeps up to five in basic but affordable accommodation, while the “One-Bedroom Apartment” is a stylish option with a king bed and sofa bed in the lounge area. If you prefer a more private experience, be sure to check out the 15 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in the Bay of Islands.
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4. Kauri Park Motel
Modernly furnished and offering a great location, you can hardly go wrong at the Kauri Park Motel. Allow everyone to enjoy their own space in the two-bedroom apartments or make use of the sofa beds in the one-bedroom apartments. The kids will be kept entertained with access to Sky TV, free unlimited WiFi and an on-site swimming pool, but it’s equally easy to connect with nature in the subtropical garden surroundings.
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5. Stay Kerikeri
Larger tribes will fit right in at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments & Studios with their two-bedroom apartments sleeping five to six guests. Their one-bedroom apartments also fit up to three or four guests, so you needn’t go overboard. Either way, you’ll be staying in stylishly curated apartments, each with its own unique qualities and decor. Guests tend to enjoy their time at the pool nestled in gardens or sipping on their morning plunger coffee on their private decks. See more quaint stays like Stay Kerikeri in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.
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6. Kerikeri Court Motel
Offering two-bedroom units and one-bedroom units with an extra double or single bed in the lounge, Kerikeri Court Motel has a couple of great options for families. In true Kerikeri style, the accommodation has a swimming pool, Sky TV and WiFi, while it’s also just a short walk from the town’s cafes and takeaways. A supermarket is just around the corner, so you can pick up supplies easily to make use of the self-catering facilities.
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7. Kerikeri Park Lodge
In the park-like setting of Kerikeri Park Lodge, there’s plenty of space for the kids to roam! Stay in one of the self-contained studios and one-bedroom apartments with interconnecting rooms so you can choose all the space your family needs. While you have your own kitchen facilities, cooked and continental breakfasts are available should you want to treat yourself.
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8. Kerikeri Holiday Park & Motels
For families on a budget, check out the Kerikeri Holiday Park & Motels. Aside from the usual tent sites and campervan sites of your average holiday park, Kerikeri Holiday Park also features a selection of affordable cabins to more luxurious motel units. Motel units sleep up to six and have their own kitchen and bathroom, while cabins either have ensuite or shared bathroom options. Whatever you decide, you’ll get to enjoy the park’s access to the Puketorara River, large communal kitchen and barbecue areas and much more. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.
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9. Colonial House Motel
More motel apartments for families await at the Colonial House Motel! Set in attractive subtropical gardens, the Colonial House Motel offers a fantastic apartment for families sleeping two adults and up to four kids! Alternatively, the “Walnut Cottage” and “Hibiscus Cottage” provide the tiny house experience for families of four set right by the saltwater swimming pool. Guests are welcomed to the motel with fresh milk, cookies and a glass of wine.
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10. Woodlands Motel
Finally, for families looking for affordability, check out the Woodlands Motel. Their “Tourist Rooms” sleep up to five guests with their own kitchen facilities, TV and WiFi but shared bathroom facilities. The motel is a few minutes’ walk from Kerikeri town, set in pine woodlands with its own swimming pool and spa pool for guests.
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More Family Accommodations in Kerikeri
That’s it for our list of the best family accommodations in Kerikeri but if you want alternative stays or things to do, check out the following:
- 10 Things to Do in the Bay of Islands with Kids
- 15 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in the Bay of Islands
- 10 Best Backpacker Hostels in the Bay of Islands
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Guide to the Bay of Islands for Families.