10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane
10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane

10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane

© Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Kid-friendly Accommodation in Whakatane

Head to one of New Zealand’s top beaches, discover the family-friendly bushwalks with kiwi birds and learn more about the Maori culture in the bustling Bay of Plenty town of Whakatane. The beachfront holiday parks and motels, as well as the luxury apartments, ensure that there’s a place to stay in Whakatane for all types of families. Let’s jump into some of the leading options in this list of the best family accommodation in Whakatane.

For more advice on planning a family getaway, check out The Guide to Whakatane for Families and the 10 Things to Do in Whakatane with Kids.

1. Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

On the beachfront of Ohope, the Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ultimate summer holiday experience for families. A swimming pool with hydro slides, jumping pillow, games room, beach volleyball, tennis/basketball court, children’s playground, kids’ club, mini-golf… Need we say more? If the accommodation matters to you at this point, then camping, glamping and glaravanning, budget cabins and modern self-contained motels are all an option.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

2. One88 on Commerce

For families looking for a modern home away from home in the heart of Whakatane, One88 on Commerce is here to serve. Space is the highlight of your stay at this upmarket motel, with the two-bedroom suites providing plenty of room and privacy for the whole family. Relax after a day exploring in your large bathroom with a spa bath and separate shower, prepare family meals at the open-plan kitchen with a ceramic cooktop or guest barbecue. What’s more, you don’t even need to worry about the dishes thanks to the dishwasher.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© One88 on Commerce

3. 37 The Landing Motel

Contemporary, stylish and warm, 37 The Landing Motel is better than home. Featuring full double glazing (yes, that’s a rarity in New Zealand), spa bath bathrooms with a separate shower, large beds with electric blankets and full cooking facilities, the motel in the town centre of Whakatane is well worth considering. Choose how much space (and budget) your family needs with one- and two-bedroom family apartments available. See more like this in the 10 Best Motels in Whakatane.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© 37 The Landing Motel

4. Ohope Beach Motel

Stick to your budget without sacrificing an idyllic beachfront location at the Ohope Beach Motel. There are motel units to suit just about any group size, from the affordable one-bedroom units sleeping up to four guests to the larger units sleeping up to six. You don’t need to be picky when choosing a unit, as all of them have a fully-equipped kitchen, Sky TV and WiFi. Kids love the boogie boards available for guests to use, while sunny days around the barbecue is another fun way for families to spend time here.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© Ohope Beach Motel

5. White Island Rendezvous

Moments away from the Whakatane Harbourfront, town centre shopping and eateries, as well as Whakatane’s boat tours, White Island Rendezvous is a convenient and pleasant stay for families. While the two- and three-bedroom apartments of the modern motel have full kitchens and a spacious open-plan dining area, it’s the only motel in Whakatane with its own cafe should you want to treat yourselves. What’s more, you can even get your cafe breakfast delivered to your room.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© White Island Rendezvous

6. Whakatane Holiday Park

Families looking for an affordable place to stay that is still a lot of fun for kids, Whakatane Holiday Park is a good option along the harbourfront. The holiday park is just a five-minute walking along the Warren Cole Walkway to the town centre, with accommodation featuring ultra-cheap basic cabins to fully self-contained multi-room motel apartments. On-site is also a swimming pool, TV room, outdoor barbecue area and more.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© Whakatane Holiday Park

7. Cortez Motel

With motel units surrounding an outdoor swimming pool, the Cortez Motel is an exciting stay for families. Out of their 15 motel units, you’ll find three family units, one of which has a spa bath, while all have a kitchenette. Entertainment is made easy with free WiFi and Sky TV in all units. What’s more, the central location in Whakatane and short walk from the harbourfront is a bonus. What’s more, portacots are free to hire. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Whakatane.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© Cortez Motel

8. Beachpoint Apartments

Overlooking Ohope Beach and out to White Island, it’s hard to beat the views of the Beachpoint Apartments. Combined with the well-appointed fully self-contained apartments, the apartment complex provides all your homely amenities with a full holiday experience. Relax on your apartment’s large deck, go for a swim in the heated swimming pool and cook your catch around the barbecue. The two-bedroom apartments are ideal for families, with the added option to have two separate bathrooms per apartment.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© Beachpoint Apartments

9. Quayside Luxury Apartments

An ultra-modern apartment complex with a rooftop pool, Quayside Luxury Apartments brings the luxuries of city living to the shores of Ohope. You’ll hardly struggle for space in the large open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, some with large private balconies. Bedrooms are separate with one, two and even three-bedroom apartments available. See more like this in the 8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whakatane.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© Quayside Luxury Apartments

10. Ohope Beach Resort

Holiday living and activities are combined at the Ohope Beach Resort, not only offering spacious family-friendly apartments but a swimming pool, lap pool, heated lounge pool, spa pools, tennis court, petanque court, library and more. Stay in one of the two-bedroom apartments with all of your essential home amenities presented in a contemporary style.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Whakatane© Ohope Beach Resort


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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