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10 Best Family Accommodations in Invercargill šŸ‘Ŗ [2024]

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Where to Find Family-Friendly Accommodation in Invercargill

From family picnics in the glorious Queens Park to wreaking havoc at Dig This, there are plenty of ways families can enjoy their time together in Invercargill. But in between exploring the museums and enjoying the walks that the city has to offer, where is a good place for families to stay? There’s an accommodation type to suit most needs, from upmarket hotels to budget holiday parks. Check out some of our top picks in this list of the best family accommodations in Invercargill.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to Invercargill for Families. Plus, find more inspiration for things to do in the 10 Things to Do in Invercargill with Kids.

1. Invercargill Holiday Park & Motels

Offering a huge range of accommodation types, there’s a unit, motel or camping spot at the Invercargill Holiday Park & Motels to suit most tastes. Apart from campsites, the holiday park offers budget cabins with linen and breakfast-making facilities, suitable for families of four to six, and access to the holiday park’s communal bathrooms and kitchens. For extra comfort, there are ensuite units and self-contained units with private cooking facilities. Other features at the holiday park include a family-friendly barbecue area, free limited WiFi, laundry, a children’s playground and more. You’ll find Invercargill Holiday Park & Motels on the northern border of Invercargill by Donovan and Anderson Parks.

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2. Tower Lodge Motel

The location of the Tower Lodge Motel couldn’t be easier thanks to its walking distance from the city centre, Homestead Stadium and Queens Park. All your essential motel rooms are here, as well as a few special additions like the “Spa Units”. Cooked and continental breakfasts are available to order, while other facilities include seven Sky TV channels, free WiFi, on-site parking, full kitchens in most units and a small playground for the kids. See how this one compares to the 20 Best Motels in Invercargill.

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3. Balmoral Lodge Motel

Enjoy the comforts of home at the Balmoral Lodge Motel. The one and two-bedroom units are the best options for families, many featuring fun mezzanine layouts. You’ll have access to full kitchen facilities, including an oven in the two-bedroom unit. All rooms are well-presented with a homely ambience. Other facilities include spa baths in some units, WiFi, Sky TV, central heating, on-site parking, breakfast delivery available and more. Find this motel on Tay Street between the city centre and Transport World.

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4. Ascot Park Hotel

An upmarket hotel in the quiet outskirts of the city, the Ascot Park Hotel offers an international-style hotel experience in Invercargill. The hotel has a range of room types, from hotel twin queen rooms for families to one-bedroom apartments to motel units with all the fixings. All in all, Ascot Park Hotel offers something for every family’s needs in their sleek and stylish rooms. Dinnertime is made easy thanks to the on-site restaurant and bars, of which there are four options to enjoy. Discover more upscale stays like this in the 12 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill.

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5. Homestead Villa Motel

Homestead Villa Motel is home to 35 very well-appointed rooms with modern decor and fixings. Units and apartments have ample space for families, with layouts including one and two-bedroom apartments. Deluxe one-bedroom apartments are also available should you want a bit of indulgence with a double corner spa bath. Find the Homestead Villa Motel just a couple of minutes away from the city centre and a short walk from Queens Park, which you can learn more about in 5 Glorious Reserves & Parks in Invercargill.

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6. Beach Road Holiday Park

Who says you need to stay in the city at all? Beach Road Holiday Park is close to all of the action at the Sandy Point Domain – one of the highlights we list in the 20 Best Things to Do in Invercargill. With nearby access to the beach, a flying fox (zipline) and a children’s playground on-site, your entertainment is sorted. As for accommodation, all of the options are extremely affordable including basic cabins where guests can use communal facilities and tourist flats with all of the essential amenities at your fingertips. Of course, you can camp here too. See more ultra-cheap recommendations like this in 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Invercargill šŸ‘Ŗ [2023]© Beach Road Holiday Park

7. Kelvin Hotel

From budget to premium rooms, Kelvin Hotel has something to offer for a range of budgets and tastes. Their classic triple rooms are the most affordable choice for families, decorated with simplicity but offering all the basic hotel amenities you would expect. The three-bedroom apartment is a luxurious choice for families seeking their own space and a home away from home. On-site is also a convenient restaurant and bar open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What’s more, the Kelvin Hotel is centrally located in Invercargill’s main shopping precinct. See how the hotel compares to the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill.

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8. Monarch Motel

A sunny motel in both its yellow exterior and the way it captures the sun, Monarch Motel makes an attractive place to stay in Invercargill. While a little out of town, the motel is located just a short walk from the Ascot shopping centre and Stadium Southland where the kids can enjoy the clip ‘n climb climbing walls. The motel has 22 spacious and stylishly-decorated motel accommodations, including one and two-bedroom units for families. Facilities include free WiFi, on-site parking, spa pools, five Sky TV channels, breakfast delivery available and more. This motel also features in our 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Invercargill.

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Monarch Motel© Monarch Motel

9. Admiral Court Motel & Apartments

Offering some of the largest motel apartments in the city, Admiral Court Motel & Apartments is a top choice for large groups and families. There’s a three-bedroom house sleeping up to seven guests and a four-bedroom house for up to 11 guests, all modernly furnished and fitted for a home-like experience. There’s also something here for smaller families too in the studio, one and two-bedroom units with “deluxe” upgrades available for more stylish decor and king beds. Find this motel just a short drive from the city centre alongside State Highway 1.

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10. ibis Styles Invercargill

Centrally located and reasonably priced, ibis Styles Invercargill is well worth considering if you’re on a budget. This hotel accommodation is located in the heart of the city, offering apartments with kitchenettes so you are able to make simple meals for the family. Room upgrades are also available, should you want to indulge in a “Deluxe Apartment” with two separate bedrooms. There’s plenty here to keep the kids entertained, such as access to free WiFi, an in-house movies theatre and a games room.

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More About Family Accommodations in Invercargill

Now that you have found the best family accommodations in Invercargill, plan more of your visit to New Zealand’s southernmost city:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Guide to Invercargill for Families.


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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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