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10 Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune

10 Best Family Accommodations in Ohakune šŸ‘Ŗ [2024]

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Where to Find Child-Friendly Accommodation in Ohakune

Compare some great stays in Ohakune for a family getaway or as part of your family road trip around the North Island. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes or ride the family-friendly bike trails, you’ll find suitable accommodation for the whole tribe. There are budget holiday parks and motels with full self-catering facilities to more lavish boutique accommodations with chalet-style apartments should you want to treat yourselves. So, compare your options and find the right family-friendly stay for you with this list of the best family accommodations in Ohakune.

For more advice on planning your trip, check out The Guide to Ohakune for Families, as well as theĀ 10 Things to Do in Ohakune with Kids.

1. Ohakune TOP 10 Holiday Park – The Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune

When you’re done entertaining the kids for the day with the 10 Things to Do in Ohakune with Kids, let the Ohakune TOP 10 Holiday Park entertain them with its playground, games room, trampoline and recreational gear hiree. During the school holidays, there’s even a kids’ club should you want to tackle the Tongariro Crossing or go for a ski just the two of you. Either way, the holiday park has camping sites, affordable family cabins with shared facilities, and more luxurious self-contained units which will have everything most families need.

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

2. Rocky Mountain Chalets Ohakune – Upscale Chalets for Families

Get the complete home-away-from-home experience, with a few added luxuries, at the Rocky Mountain Chalets in Ohakune. Enjoy the convenience of your own two- or three-bedroom self-catering chalet with a communal spa pool and sauna on the complex. No tribe is too big with chalets sleeping up to eight people with open-plan living areas and kitchens to ensure a social stay.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune© Rocky Mountain Chalets Ohakune

3. The Hobbit Motorlodge – Cheap Family-Friendly Motel

Offering modern and well-present motel units, The Hobbit Motorlodge makes for a comfortable stay in Ohakune for families. Most of their rooms fit at least three guests, so you just need to choose how much space you want for your budget between the studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. The motel has a drying room for your ski gear, as well as an outside spa pool in the garden which, incidentally, looks like a little Hobbit Hole.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune© The Hobbit Motorlodge

4. Frankie & Hugh’s – Family Holiday Home with Breakfast

A family-friendly holiday home meets B&B accommodation, Frankie & Hugh’s is the ideal stay for families seeking their own space. The three-bedroom holiday home will instantly transport you into holiday mode with its timber-lined alpine lodge interiors, while the babbling stream winding through the property of native trees simply adds to the adventure. Although you have a small kitchen to prepare home-cooked meals, you won’t need to worry about breakfast as it’s all included. Discover more boutique stays like this in theĀ 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Ohakune.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Ohakune šŸ‘Ŗ [2023]© Frankie & Hugh's

5. Station Lodge – Self-Contained Chalets for Families

Offering three self-contained holiday homes in The Junction part of town, Station Lodge is a worthy choice for families seeking their own space. Their two-bedroom chalets each come with a full modern kitchen, a luxuriously furnished lounge and bedrooms, as well as a private spa pool. They sleep up to five guests and also have useful appliances like a washing machine, a gas fireplace or a heatpump, electric blankets, a dishwasher and more. There are also family rooms in the hostel side of the accommodation, which you can learn more about in the 6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Ohakune.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune© Station Lodge

6. The Powderhorn Chateau – Luxury Apartments at The Junction

Get the ski chalet experience at The Powderhorn Chateau with attractive timber-lined apartments with plenty of space for families. Stay in one of the apartments or holiday homes with luxurious additions like spa bathrooms, private balconies, views of the Mangawhero River and Tongariro National Park, and the list goes on. On-site is the Powderkeg Bar & Restaurant should you want a break from making dinner. See more like this inĀ 6 Best Luxury Accommodations in Ohakune.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune© The Powderhorn Chateau

7. The Peaks Motor Inn – Family-Friendly Motel in Ohakune

Basic but comfortable, you can’t go too wrong at The Peaks Motor Inn. Located within walking distance of Ohakune’s restaurants and the road leading up the mountain, the motel provides a convenient stay in its studio and one-bedroom units ideal for families of three to four. Some units come with spa baths if you need that extra pampering, while continental breakfasts are available to be served in your room at an additional cost. Discover more family-friendly motels in ourĀ 15 Best Motels in Ohakune.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune© The Peaks Motor Inn

8. Ossies Motels and Chalets – Cheap Family Accommodation in Ohakune

A little old school but still in the ski holiday spirit, Ossies Motels and Chalets offers plenty of options for families among their timber-lined chalets and cosy motel units. Every accommodation choice here fits at least six guests, as well as provides cooking facilities, free WiFi and more. While units are not serviced every day, this helps keep the price low for one of the most affordable family stays in Ohakune. They also offer ski rental so you can get a quick start on the mountain. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Ohakune.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune© Ossies Motels and Chalets

9. Kings Ohakune – Hotel with Family Rooms, Breakfast and Spa Pools

Located in The Junction part of town beside its own on-site restaurant and some other of the town’s eateries, Kings Ohakune is a hotel-style accommodation. The best bet for families is the triple rooms and quadruple rooms with a queen plus one set of bunk beds, both with ensuite bathrooms. A continental breakfast is included each morning. For those wanting more space, there’s also a private apartment with a balcony boasting excellent views of Mt Ruapehu. For more hotel-style stays, check out the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Ohakune.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Ohakune šŸ‘Ŗ [2023]© Kings Ohakune

10. Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge – Self-Contained Family Units in Ohakune

More family-friendly motel units can be found at the Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge, which features various units for those who prefer their own space. Enjoy the luxury of underfloor heating in your self-contained unit, or stay in the main lodge’s two-bedroom apartment which sleeps up to six. There’s plenty of parking on-site too. Note that they have various rates between the mid-week, weekend, summer and winter so play around with your dates if you can.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune© Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge

[CLOSED] Ruapehu Views Motel

Offering plenty of options for families, Ruapehu Views Motel likely has something to suit your group. Their one- and two-bedroom family units come with complete kitchen facilities so you don’t have to worry about going over your food budget. Lounges are spacious, there are heaters and electric blanket to keep things toasty, and the rates are reasonable.

More About Family Accommodations in Ohakune

That’s it for our list of the best family accommodations in Ohakune, but it’s by no means the end of our advice! Check out more guides to help you plan the perfect trip to Mt Ruapehu:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Travel Guide to Ohakune 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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