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The Best Family-Friendly Accommodations in Whitianga, Hahei, Whangamata, Tairua and the Coromandel

Complete a fun family trip to the peninsula by staying in these best family accommodations in The Coromandel! Many of the accommodations for families are an experience in themselves, with some offering kayak hire on the beach while another, for instance, is nestled in its own kiwi bird sanctuary. We make sure to include accommodations for those with budget in mind, as well as a few luxurious options so you can find something that fits right in with your tribe’s needs.

For more advice on planning the ultimate family getaway, see The Guide to the Coromandel for Families, as well as the 10 Things to Do in the Coromandel with Kids.

1. Coromandel Cottages (Coromandel Town)

Stay in one of the quaint historic mining cottages in Coromandel Town at Coromandel Cottages. Ideal for families with their two-bedroom family cottages and deluxe cottages, the accommodation features fully-equipped kitchens and a large lounge and dining space. Their two-bedroom cottages sleep up to six guests with a master bedroom, a bedroom with twin beds and two divan beds in the lounge. On the motel grounds, kids will love the outdoor pool and playground. For more stays with your own kitchen facilities, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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2. Beachfront Resort – Family Resort in the Coromandel

All beachfront units at the Beachfront Resort benefit from 180-degree views of the stunning Whitianga beachfront, whereas other units provide close enough access to the beach without being too much on the pricey side. Either way, the spacious units sleep up to four guests with a queen and twin bed set-up.

Each unit has cooking facilities, while the Sky TV and free WiFi will keep the little ones entertained – not that you’ll need them with a sandcastle-building mecca right on your doorstep! Plus, kayaks, bodyboards and beach games are available for guests free of charge. See more resort-style accommodations in the 15 Best Hotels & Resorts in The Coromandel.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Beachfront Resort

3. Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (Hahei) – Cheap Family Accommodation in the Coromandel

Whatever the size of your group and whatever your budget, there will likely be something to suit at the Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. As the name suggests, the holiday park is a short walk from Hot Water Beach, where you can hire bikes and a spade to make your way down to the beach to dig a hot pool.

In between your adventures, stay in one of the camping or powered sites, a budget family cabin within a quick walk of the bathroom facilities block, or upgrade to the fully self-contained and rather luxurious “Deluxe Family Villa”. Check out more affordable stays in our 10 Best Budget Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

4. Tairua Shores Motel (Tairua)

For an alternative location in the Coromandel, stay in the seaside town of Tairua at the Tairua Shores Motel. An affordable self-contained option for families, the motel units provide all the homely amenities, from a full kitchen with an espresso coffee machine to air-conditioning to take the edge off those hot summer months. The one-bedroom units at the motel sleep families of up to five guests. See how this compares to the 15 Best Motels in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Tairua Shores Motel

5. Hahei Holiday Resort (Hahei)

Enjoy absolute beachfront at the Hahei Holiday Resort. From coastal cabins to camping sites to luxurious sea view villas, there’s something to suit most tastes at this holiday park. The accommodation is in a great position to visit Hot Water Beach, Hahei Beach and Cathedral Cove.

While many of the cabins and villas have their own self-contained amenities, other resort facilities include a communal kitchen, a general store and cafe, laundry, a TV room, a children’s playground and more.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Hahei Holiday Resort

6. Shelly Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (Coromandel Town)

Get off the beaten track and stay at this holiday in the picturesque Shelly Beach just north of Coromandel Town. Enjoy safe swimming and coastal exploration straight outside the Shelly Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, while a jumping pillow, playground, volleyball nets and extensive lawns are in the park for the whole family to enjoy. All you have to do is book a two-bedroom unit with enough space for up to six guests – the best option for families.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Shelly Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

7. Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat (Colville, Northern Coromandel)

Get truly off the tourist trail and escape to the northern Coromandel Peninsula at the Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat. Stay in one of the large modern chalets with options to suit a range of group sizes.

Chalets and holiday houses are fully self-contained with luxurious additions like a gas fireplace, two bathrooms in the larger houses, and a dishwasher! The special part of your stay, however, is listening to the kiwi calls, as the Tangiaro property is also a sanctuary for kiwi birds. Discover more lavish properties like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in The Coromandel.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Tangiaro Retreat

8. Peninsula Motel (Whitianga)

For families on a budget, check out the Peninsula Motel in Whitianga. Offering a range of one- and two-bedroom units of multiple tiers to upgrade, the Peninsula Motel has a good selection of accommodations for groups of three to six. You’ll have your own cooking facilities and a guest barbecue to make use of while the kids have fun at the children’s playground and lawns.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Peninsula Motel

9. Miranda Holiday Park (Miranda)

Miranda Holiday Park is a holiday in itself, with the hot mineral pools to enjoy, a flying fox (zipline), tennis court, BMX bike track, trike hire, mini-golf, barbecue areas and children’s playground to make the most of your stay! In between, stay in either the camping sites, one- and two-bedroom chalets ideal for families or upgrade to the roomier “Family Units” or luxurious apartments.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Miranda Holiday Park

10. Beachside Resort Motel Whitianga (Whitianga)

Stay in apartment-style accommodation at the Beachside Resort Motel Whitianga. Motel apartments have a sociable open-living layout with balconies and patios to enjoy more of the great outdoors. Most of the modernly-decorated self-contained units sleep up to five guests, making this an ideal choice for families. Also on-site is an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts and a children’s playground. We have much more properties like this listed in the 15 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in The Coromandel.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Beachside Resort Motel Whitianga

11. Black Beauty Retreat (Matarangi) – Matarangi Holiday Home

The ultimate summer holiday home, Black Beauty Retreat offers a contemporary stay with attractive spaces inside and out. Nestled between Matarangi Beach and the Whangapoua Harbour, the Coromandel’s lesser-visited beaches (only because they’re truly a hidden gem) are just a four-minute walk away.

The three-bedroom holiday home is on a fully fenced section with plenty of lawn for the kids to roam and decking for mum and dad to kick back with a good book or while tending the barbie. Sleeping up to eight guests, this retreat is ideal for larger groups too.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in the Coromandel© Black Beauty Retreat - Matarangi Holiday Home

More Family Accommodations in the Coromandel

That’s it for our list of the top family accommodations in the Coromandel but by no means the end of our family travel tips! Check out the following guides for more experiences and stays in The Coromandel.

Finally, plan more of your trip around the North Island using the North Island Family Itinerary: 2 Weeks or New Zealand Family Itinerary: 3 Weeks.


The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

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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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