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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru

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Where to Find Child-Friendly Accommodation in Oamaru

Heading to Oamaru with the kids? Stay somewhere convenient, with the facilities you need and entertainment for the whole family, in one of the family accommodations in Oamaru! Motels are certainly in abundance, offering self-catering facilities at your fingertips, while a historic hotel, holiday homes and a fun-filled holiday park provide more options. Find the right stay for your family with this list of the best child-friendly stays in Oamaru!

For more trip-planning advice, see The Guide to Oamaru for Families and the 10 Things to Do in Oamaru with Kids.

1. Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park

The day’s adventures don’t have to end once you get back to your accommodation, at least, that’s the mantra of Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park! Let the kids loose on the on-site playground, sit around the barbecue and play a round of mini golf at this fantastic family-friendly holiday park. There are accommodation options to suit a range of needs and budgets, from homely self-contained motel units with separate bedrooms to cheap-and-cheerful cabins and camping sites. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Oamaru.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park

2. Oamaru Motor Lodge

A modern motel on the main road, just a short walk from the town centre, Oamaru Motor Lodge provides a family stay that’s convenient and comfortable. The two-bedroom suites are the go-to for families of up to five, boasting a room with a king-sized bed and another with two singles, as well as a spacious living and dining area with a separate kitchen. Keep cosy and enjoy the peace with double-glazing (yes, a rarity in New Zealand) and a heat pump installed. There are options to stay on the ground or top floor.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© Oamaru Motor Lodge

3. Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru

Prepare your own meals or rock up to the on-site restaurant for dinner; the choice is yours at the Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru! Their large family studio and two-bedroom units are a no-brainer for families, the former sleeping up to five guests across a queen bed and three singles. Your studio has a fully-equipped kitchen, ensuite bathroom with a shower, electric heater and more. The two-bedroom units give everyone their own space. Upgrading to the luxury unit also includes a spa corner bath in the ensuite bathroom! Oolala!

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru

4. Brydone Hotel Oamaru

In the spirit of Oamaru’s Victorian heritage, Brydone Hotel Oamaru takes you back in time with its sweeping staircase, grand chandeliers and ornate interiors. There are contemporary comforts, nonetheless, in the “Family Suite” with its spacious layout and ensuite bathroom. Join the hotel’s restaurant for breakfast (not included in the rate), lunch or dinner with its diverse range of New Zealand and international cuisine. For more hotel-like stays, also check out the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Oamaru.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© Brydone Hotel Oamaru

5. 289 Midway Motel

A great place to soak in the midday and evening sun from the patio or balcony, 289 Midway Motel is another worthy choice in Oamaru for families. Enjoy all the usual creature comforts for a reasonable price in their one- and two-bedroom apartments. The motel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre, where you can pick up supplies to spruce up family meals using the full kitchen including an oven. Check out more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Motels in Oamaru.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© 289 Midway Motel

6. Teschemakers Resort

For something a little different, stay in the family apartments of the historic Teschemakers Resort. Set among 70 acres of rural grounds awash in lawns, flower gardens and English trees, there’s plenty of space for kids to run around. Within the grand building, with a history that dates back more than 150 years, you’ll find a collection of two-bedroom and three-bedroom ensuite rooms with a kitchenette for preparing stovetop meals. The accommodation is a 10 to 15-minute drive from Oamaru town centre.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© Teschemakers Resort

7. The Villa

If a holiday home is more your family’s style of accommodation, then you might want to take a look at The Villa. This charming semi-detached home, just a short walk from the town centre, retains its old-timey charm in the furnishings and fixtures across its three bedrooms, open-plan dining and kitchen area, lounge and bathroom. The real gem, however, is the picturesque garden with a barbecue. Nearby is a children’s playground at the school. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Oamaru.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© The Villa

8. AAA Thames Court Motel

Families have a few accommodation options at the AAA Thames Court Motel. The one-bedroom apartments are ideal for those on a budget, while the attractive “Family Apartments” offer a real home-away-from-home experience. The apartments sit surrounded by a cute garden, while all units have full kitchen facilities for easy self-catering. Kids can be kept busy with the free unlimited WiFi, Sky TV and DVD players with a free DVD library. There’s a children’s play area on the grounds too. For more stays with full self-catering facilities, you might like to check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Oamaru.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© AAA Thames Court Motel

9. Colonial Lodge Motel

Colonial Lodge Motel boasts family-orientated facilities across its generous grounds, including a playground, a trampoline and a comfortable place to stay. You have several choices for accommodation here between the studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Rooms feature semi-modern furnishings and fresh decor for a pleasant stay at the northern end of town.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© Colonial Lodge Motel

10. Bella Vista Motel Oamaru

Last but certainly not least, Bella Vista Motel Oamaru features the usual modern and four-star quality standard of the New Zealand motel chain. Enjoy convenient parking right outside your fresh, modern and compact accommodation unit. The one-bedroom unit is the best option for families, featuring a queen or king-sized bed in the living room and two single beds in a separate bedroom. Pamper yourself in the bathroom with a spa bath, prepare simple meals on the kitchenette and recharge with USB wall sockets.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Oamaru© Bella Vista Motel Oamaru

More About Family Accommodations in Oamaru

That’s it for our list of the best family accommodations in Oamaru, but it’s by no means the end of our expert travel advice! Check out these articles for more inspiration for your trip:

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


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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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