Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park
Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park

10 Best Family Accommodation in Whangarei

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Kid-friendly Accommodation in Whangarei

From kiwi houses to the breathtaking Whangarei Heads, Whangarei has a wealth of experiences to offer families. Whatever you decide to do, you’re sure to want to stick around for a while to make the most of what the city has to offer. With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of some of the best family accommodation in Whangarei. You’ll find something to suit, no matter your budget, taste and needs.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to Whangarei for Families and 19 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Whangarei.

1. Motel Sierra

Motel Sierra caters to just about anyone, including families visiting Whangarei. Stay in the one-bedroom unit or studio sleeping up to four people, while larger tribes will find everything they need in the two-bedroom units or four-bedroom house. You’ll find versatile kitchen facilities in each type of accommodation, as well as free WiFi, Sky TV, shower ensuite, electric blankets, heating and living/dining furniture. Rooms are simple yet modernly-appointed. Downtime at the motel can be spent playing in the game rooms, refreshing in the outdoor pool in summer, and unwinding in the spa pool.

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2. Stonehaven Motel

Get the boutique motel experience for the family at Stonehaven Motel. This budget accommodation with 10 units comprises of spacious one and two-bedroom units for groups. Stay just a short walk from the city centre in basic but well-appointed rooms with kitchenettes, bathrooms, Sky TV, free WiFi, electric blankets and on-site parking. See more self-catering accommodation in 10 Best Accommodation in Whangarei for Foodies.

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3. Pembrooke Motor Lodge

Enjoy views of the bush-clad Mt Parahaki from your motel unit at Pembrooke Motor Lodge. The motel accommodation is located approximately 1km from the city centre and offers self-contained units with ensuite bathrooms, 46″ TVs, kitchenettes, free WiFi, and inside and outside furniture. The affordable family units have modern furniture, as well as access to facilities like DVD players with a DVD library, daily newspaper delivery on request and more. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Whangarei.

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4. Quest Whangarei

For a touch of luxury with all the comforts of home, choose Quest Whangarei. The serviced apartments complex includes two styles of two-bedroom apartments. The standard two-bedroom apartment is a purpose-built apartment, while the Executive two-bedroom is a one-bedroom apartment interconnected to a studio. Either way, you and your family can enjoy full modern kitchen facilities, separate bedrooms both with a private ensuite, a TV with in-house movies and lounge area and a dining area. More facilities include local restaurant chargeback, laundry facilities and car parking. See more accommodation like this in our 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whangarei.

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© Quest Whangarei

5. BK’s Pohutukawa Lodge

The large studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units are an excellent budget option for families at the BK’s Pohutukawa Lodge. Unwind in the spa baths included in some of the rooms and make simple snacks with your basic kitchen facilities with a microwave. Rooms include Sky TV, a DVD player, queen beds and free WiFi. Cots and highchairs are also available, as are refreshments and snacks, breakfast delivery, on-site parking and more.

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© BK's Pohutukawa Lodge

6. Whangarei Central Holiday Park

Kids love the holiday park experience, so treat them to one like the Whangarei Central Holiday Park. The holiday park offers a vast range of accommodation types, from simple tent sites to apartments with everything you could need. Stick to your budget in the compact Family Room with breakfast-making facilities and use the communal bathrooms and kitchen or enjoy your own privacy in the Kitchen Cabins, Self-Contained Studios, Motel Units and Apartments.

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7. Birchgrove Cottages

For a real home-away-from-home experience, Birchgrove Cottages offers private stand-alone cottages with one and two-bedroom layouts. These modernly-appointed holiday homes have full kitchens, bathrooms with contemporary fixings and ample garden space for the kids to roam. While the cottages are around 8km from the city centre, they are located next to the scenic Northland Golf Course and the Kamo shopping precinct.

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8. Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

For families seeking that luxury hotel experience, set your sights on Distinction Whangarei Hotel. The two-bedroom family suites are a fine option to treat yourselves to, featuring Sky TV, two TVs, bar area, bathroom, dining area and complimentary access to the hotel’s indoor swimming pool, spa, gym and barbecue area. Dinnertime is made easy with the on-site Portobello Restaurant offering superb views across the Whangarei Town Basin.

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© Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

9. Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park

With a kids’ playground, barbecue area and go-kart hire, Whangarei Top 10 Holiday Park is a top choice for families. For those of you not camping, you’ll have the choice of motel units with private self-catering facilities, budget cabins and units with some private facilities and use of the communal kitchen and bathrooms. Accommodation is simple but certainly does the job for an affordable stay in Whangarei. Find the holiday park at the foot of Mt Parihaka and its walking trails, just a short drive from the city centre.

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Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park© Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park

10. Lupton Lodge

Luxury and home comforts combine at Lupton Lodge. The luxury boutique accommodation sits between Whangarei city and the stunning Tutukaka Coast. An a la carte breakfast is included in the stay, as well as access to an on-site dining room serving gourmet evening meals, a 10m swimming pool, extensive gardens, farm animals to entertain the children, and a lounge with game tables. Families have the option of the two-bedroom apartment with contemporary fixtures and furniture, as well as a four-bedroom holiday home in a historic villa.

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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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