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 accommodation in Takaka and Golden Bay.
1. Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
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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2. Mohua Motels
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 and airconditioning 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
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. Pohara Beachfront Motel
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.
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5. Golden Bay Holiday Park
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. 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 Accommodation in Takaka.
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6. Patons Rock Beach Villas
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.
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7. Omarama Oasis Glamping
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
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. Each room has an ensuite or private external bathroom, while guests have communal access to the kitchen, riverside picnic area, barbecue and pizza oven. There’s also a lounge with a cosy fire on in winter. Your stay includes a generous continental breakfast each morning. See more like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Takaka.
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9. The Station House Motel
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.
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10. Wetland View Park
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.