Where to Find Family-Friendly Accommodation in Takaka and Golden Bay
From golden-sand beaches on the edge of Abel Tasman to the rugged limestone-backed coasts of the west coast, there’s plenty of awe-inspiring scenery for families to discover in Takaka and Golden Bay. In between touring along Farewell Spit or perhaps escaping the whimsical world of Labyrinth Rocks, you’re going to want to stay in an accommodation with space, amenities and recreational facilities for the whole family to enjoy. Check out our top recommendations in this list of family accommodations in Takaka and Golden Bay.
1. Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (Pohara)
Set the scene for a family beach getaway at Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, located between Takaka and the Abel Tasman National Park. The holiday park lining the golden sands of Pohara Beach not only offers easy access to the likes of Wainui Falls and Golden Bay Kayaks as featured in the 10 Things to Do in Takaka with Kids, but it has accommodation to suit every budget. Stay in self-contained motel units with all the essential amenities at your fingertips or one of the units/cabins or camping sites with access to the holiday park’s communal facilities.
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- Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park on Booking.com
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- Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park on Expedia
2. Mohua Motels (Takaka)
Featuring contemporary motel units at the entrance to Takaka, Mohua Motels is a worthy consideration for discerning families. Enjoy the conveniences of a full kitchenette to help keep the meal costs low, hot drinks in your room, unlimited free WiFi, a heatpump, air conditioning and more. The one and two-bedroom apartments are best suited to families seeking plenty of space with modern furniture and fixings, as well as a private patio area.
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3. The Rocks Chalets (Takaka)
On the edge of Takaka town with chalets wedged between interesting limestone outcrops, it’s easy to see what inspired The Rocks Chalets‘ name. All of the self-contained chalets here sleep up to four guests, so taking your pick tends to be easy. All units have a kitchenette, a barbecue on your private patio, a spacious ensuite shower room and attractive timber interiors. Keep the kids entertained with free WiFi, TVs with DVD players and interesting grounds of gardens and rock formations to explore.
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4. Golden Bay Holiday Park (Parapara)
More holiday parks await in Golden Bay, this one on the road between Takaka and Collingwood where you’ll find attractions like Farewell Spit and Wharariki Beach. Keep things cheap with a stay in one of Golden Bay Holiday Park‘s cabins or camping sites. Alternatively, keep things easy and comfortable with one of the self-contained units. Or, keep things luxurious in one of the modern apartments nestled in pohutukawa trees (New Zealand Christmas trees) with a private deck overlooking the beach. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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- Golden Bay Holiday Park on Booking.com
- Golden Bay Holiday Park on Trip.com
- Golden Bay Holiday Park on Expedia
5. Rocky Ridge Cottage (Takaka)
For families seeking their own piece of Golden Bay paradise, check out Rocky Ridge Cottage. Perched on the hill of a 2,000-acre sheep farm with the Rawhiti Caves, Abel Tasman National Park and Rameka Creek at its borders, this two-bedroom holiday home is the ideal place to get away from it all. Lap up the surrounding mountain views from your deck and garden area complete with a barbecue and an outdoor bathtub. See more like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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6. Patons Rock Beach Villas (Patons Rock)
Kids love roaming around the extensive flower gardens of Patons Rock Beach Villas, a boutique accommodation with just four two-bedroom holiday villas. Each villa accommodates families of up to four and features breathtaking garden views from every window. You’ll have access to a well-equipped kitchen and a fully tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower. A couple of the villas open up onto a shallow stream perhaps not suitable for little ones, so ask for the best villas to book if you have small children. For more self-contained options, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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7. Omarama Oasis Glamping (Pohara)
For families looking for adventure, consider Omarama Oasis Glamping near Pohara Beach. Set among a permaculture garden with fruit and nut trees, Omarama Oasis Glamping offers a timber-framed safari tent complete with a queen bed, sofabed, breakfast-making facilities and more cosy furniture, all leading out onto a private elevated deck. Just outside of your tent is the toilet and hot shower facility or you can use the shower in the main house on-site. There’s an electric blanket if the nights get chilly. Kids will love the trampoline, picking fruit and seeing the native birds in the area.
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8. Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast (Takaka)
An alternative accommodation experience in Takaka is the Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast, providing a more luxurious stay in the bohemian town with complementing character and charm. Families can request extra beds in three of their six guest rooms to sleep up to four. Speaking of rooms, each has an ensuite or private external bathroom, while there’s communal access to the kitchen, riverside picnic area, barbecue and pizza oven. You can also relax in the lounge with a cosy fire on in winter. Your stay includes a generous continental breakfast each morning. For alternative B&B stays, check out the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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- Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast on Booking.com
- Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast on Trip.com
- Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast on Expedia
9. The Station House Motel (Collingwood)
In the neighbouring town of Collingwood, The Station House Motel offers affordable family cottages close to Farewell Spit, Wharariki Beach and more. Enjoy your own space in the cottage with a separate room for the kids, a queen bed in the open-plan lounge and kitchen area, as well as a sofa bed for an additional two guests. You have all you need for cooking meals, as well as access to a barbecue area and a gorgeous garden setting. See how this motel compares to the 10 Best Motels in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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- The Station House Motel on Booking.com
- The Station House Motel on Trip.com
- The Station House Motel on Expedia
10. Wetland View Park (Anatori)
Finally, get well and truly off the beaten track to the tranquil retreat of Wetland View Park. Not only do they feature split-level chalets for four to five guests, but they offer access to miles of beaches, vivid stargazing, walking tracks through a wetland, and glowworm caves. The chalets are fully self-contained with kitchen and bathroom facilities, as well as a queen bed, two single beds and a gas barbecue on the deck. Guests are also welcome to bring a tent to camp in the lawns if there are more of you.
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[CLOSED] Pohara Beachfront Motel (Pohara)
Another option along Pohara Beach on the way to the Abel Tasman National Park, Pohara Beachfront Motel offers easy access to the sand along its walkways. Stay in one of the one-bedroom or two-bedroom units at extremely reasonable rates for families. Rooms feature either kitchenettes or full kitchens where the beachfront walkway to the shops and cafes is just outside of the motel. Units are well-presented with fresh decor and some feature private decks.
More About Family Accommodations in Takaka and Golden Bay
That’s it for our list of the best family accommodations in Takaka and Golden Bay. Don’t miss any of the highlights in Golden Bay by having a look at the following guides:
- 9 Things to Do in Takaka with Kids
- 20 Best Things to Do in Golden Bay
- The Food Guide to Takaka: Places to Eat & Food Tours
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Guide to Takaka for Families.