10 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown đź‘Ş [2023]© Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park
10 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown đź‘Ş [2023]

15 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown đź‘Ş [2024]

© Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park

Where to Find Child-Friendly Accommodation in Queenstown

Whether you’re visiting for a winter family holiday or a summer getaway full of adventure, Queenstown sure has a lot to offer families whatever the season. The activities are there. The gastronomic experiences are there. The views are everywhere. All you need is a child-friendly place to stay. We’ve handpicked some of the best options in and around Queenstown for families, including for tight budgets, luxury getaways and for those who prefer to cook their own meals with self-catering facilities. Take a look at the best family accommodations in Queenstown listed below and get started with planning the ultimate getaway with your tribe.

While you’re here, don’t miss the 20 Things to Do in Queenstown with Kids and The Guide to Queenstown for Families.

1. Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park

New Zealand’s “TOP 10” holiday parks are renowned for their family-friendly facilities and it’s no different in Queenstown with a children’s playground, jumping pillow, movie room and more to keep the little ones entertained. Situated in the suburb of Arthurs Point, Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park might be a little out of town, but it has good connections to bus services and is nearby the Coronet Peak ski field. As for accommodations, choose from self-contained units to cheaper cabins or even camping sites with all sorts of communal facilities (like a kitchen, laundry, lounge, etc.) at your disposal.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown đź‘Ş [2023]© Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park

2. Peppers Beacon Queenstown

An idyllic lakeside location, only five minutes walk from town, and offering luxurious hotel rooms, suites and apartments, Peppers Beacon Queenstown is a dreamy choice for families. However large your tribe, you’ll find the right fit with a wealth of two to five-bedroom apartments available. Many of the apartments and penthouses have schist stone fireplaces, a full kitchen, an espresso machine and a few more luxurious extras. Or keep it simple in the two-bedroom garden suite with a kitchenette and a movie collection to keep the little ones entertained. The hotel has cots available, undercover parking, babysitting and childminding services too.

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Peppers Beacon© Peppers Beacon

3. Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road

For value accommodation, choose the Holiday Inn Queenstown. The hotel allows kids under 12 to stay and eat for free when sharing their parents’ room. Those rooms could be the “Double Room with a Lakeview” or the “Family Room” with two bedrooms and a kitchenette. The hotel is located along Frankton Road between the ski fields, airport and town, so it’s best to have your own transport available or be prepared to take the bus or a taxi. Other facilities at the hotel include a furnished deck and barbecue area, bar and restaurant, as well as tennis courts.

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Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road© Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road

4. The Waterfront

Enjoy the comforts of home in one of the two-bedroom apartments or two-bedroom penthouses at The Waterfront. Each apartment has its own kitchen, two bathrooms in some cases, Sky TV and access to free WiFi, ski lockers and underground parking. Penthouse guests also have a rooftop terrace with a barbecue which is pretty magical on summer days or for apres-ski sessions in winter. The apartments are a mere 100m (109 yards) away from the town. Plus, the views of the lake are hard to beat. For more apartments, be sure to check out the 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Queenstown.

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The Waterfront© The Waterfront

5. Whistler Holiday Apartments

Another fantastic home-away-from-home accommodation for families awaits at Whistler Holiday Apartments on the edge of town, yet it’s only 10 minutes’ walk away from the town centre. The one-bedroom apartments are suitable for three guests with a bedroom and sofa bed in the lounge, while the two-bedroom apartments will suit a family of four or five with a queen bed, two singles and a sofa bed. Each apartment has modern decor, a small kitchen, a bathroom and a balcony with outdoor furniture.

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The Whistler© The Whistler

6. Pinewood Lodge and Apartments

For families on a budget and who want to stay close to the town centre, Pinewood Lodge provides just that. The accommodation village offers houses, cabins and studios for those seeking their own space with kitchen amenities, as well as private rooms and dorm rooms with shared facilities. The accommodation is a mere seven minutes’ walk from the town and has a few added conveniences, such as free on-site parking, bike hire, barbecue areas, spa pool and more. See more accommodation like this in the 14 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown.

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Pinewood Lodge & Apartments© Pinewood Lodge & Apartments

7. The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Treat your loved ones to five-star luxury and an amazing lakefront location at The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments. The apartments allow families to each enjoy their own space with separate bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and multiple bathrooms. Amenities in most rooms include a cosy electric fireplace, iPod dock, satellite and cable TV, in-house movies, free WiFi, free parking and more. While the hotel is a little out of town, the hotel offers complimentary shuttles, as well as a water taxi service from its own wharf. See more hotels like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown.

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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments© The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

8. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

This four-star hotel offers a double whammy when it comes to location: in the centre of town yet on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside makes for a stunning location to enjoy the buffet breakfast from the restaurant or a glass of wine from your balcony. The hotel is great for families, especially with babysitting services available so mum and dad can enjoy some downtime whether it’s on the ski slopes, at the on-site bar or in the spa pool. Rooms are simple, stylish and compact with the “Standard Rooms” and “Lakeside Rooms” with two double beds being the best options for families.

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Novotel Queenstown Lakeside© Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

9. Platinum Queenstown Villa Apartments

Take your pick from lake or alpine views when you stay at Platinum Queenstown Villa Apartments. Perched on the sides of Fernhill are premium three-bedroom apartments ideal for family holidays and group gatherings. With additional services for families, like a range of complimentary kids’ board games, balls, tennis rackets and a DVD selection, this accommodation strives to make your stay as effortless as possible.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown đź‘Ş [2023]© Platinum Queenstown Villa Apartments

10. Manata Homestead & Lodge

A home away from home that you’ll never want to leave, Manata Homestead & Lodge is the ideal place to entertain your family with an outdoor swimming pool, swing set, mountain bikes, barbecue area and more. With a selection of apartments and even a four-bedroom house, there are plenty of accommodation options for families – all with kitchen facilities that can easily be made the most of by Queenstown’s largest supermarkets being mere minutes away.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown đź‘Ş [2023]© Manata Homestead & Lodge

11. The Glebe Apartments

Treat your family to an easy stay at The Glebe Apartments in the centre of Queenstown. The accommodation boasts contemporary fully self-contained apartments surrounding an attractive courtyard with a barbecue. Other handy facilities include complimentary undercover parking, a drying room, bike storage, TVs with streaming services and, of course, free WiFi. For more self-contained stays, also take a look at the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Queenstown.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown đź‘Ş [2023]© The Glebe Apartments

12. Caples Court

With a prime location in the centre of Queenstown, plus affordable self-contained studios and apartments, how can you go wrong? Each studio and apartment at Caples Court has at least a private lounge, kitchenette, bathroom and patio. What’s more, the accommodation offers free parking in Queenstown, plus 2GB of WiFi data per day. See more like this in 15 Best Budget Accommodations in Queenstown.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown đź‘Ş [2023]© Caples Court

13. Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Boasting a central location and unique A-frame buildings, the Heartland Hotel Queenstown is a great choice for families staying in Queenstown. The “Family Rooms” have one queen bed and two singles, as well as a kitchenette, Sky TV and free WiFi. Even in between the activities available in Queenstown, families can enjoy some downtown at the Heartland Hotel by dining at the Hillside Brasserie serving a buffet breakfast and an a la carte dinner. Choose from more hotels in our 20 Best Hotels in Queenstown.

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Heartland Hotel Queenstown© Heartland Hotel Queenstown

14. Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Nestled in gardens with many rooms overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is a “treat-yourself” choice in Queenstown for families. The four-star hotel has both “Superior Rooms” and “Superior Lakeview Rooms” suitable for families sharing the same bedroom across two double beds. Alternatively, there are split-level apartments available for more space and separate bedrooms. As for amenities, the hotel offers on-site parking, a spa pool, ski lockers, free WiFi and an on-site bar and restaurant specialising in classic Kiwi cuisine.

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 Copthorne Hotel Queenstown© Copthorne Hotel Queenstown

15. Heritage Queenstown

Offering a “Family Deluxe Room”, Heritage Queenstown is the ideal hotel for a luxury family getaway. Choose a layout of either two super king beds or a super king bed and two singles in your private room. Alternatively, more space is available in the “2 Bedroom Suite” with kitchen facilities and a lake view as an option. Kids will love the indoor and outdoor swimming pool, while the restaurant has a healthy kids’ menu with a sugar-free dessert. See how this hotel compares to The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown.

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Heritage Queenstown© Heritage Queenstown

More About Family Accommodations in Queenstown

That’s it for our list of the best family accommodations in Queenstown, 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 Queenstown 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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