Family-Friendly Holiday Homes in New Zealand

Family-friendly holiday homes (sometimes called “bachs”) can make the perfect destination for families traveling with young children, providing all of the amenities of home while being equipped with a kitchen that comes in very handy when feeding picky eaters!

As an added convenience for parents, having items like high chairs and cots readily available reduces their workload when packing for their trip.

Bed & Breakfasts

Bed and breakfast (B&Bs) accommodation can offer travellers an intimate New Zealand experience. Typically located within family homes, B&Bs provide guests with personalized attention during their stay and helpful advice regarding tours and activities available locally.

New Zealand provides visitors of all kinds with plenty of charming Bed and Breakfast (B&B) options, from solo travellers to family vacationers and those traveling as a group. Auckland, for instance, is a favorite tourist destination and features numerous mid-priced B&Bs like Peace and Plenty Inn and Warblers Retreat that provide affordable stays.

Queenstown offers several quality B&Bs, such as Pencarrow House and Fairhall Lodge, which provide attentive service for couples seeking romantic getaways or those simply looking for a relaxing stay near Lake Wakatipu and Coronet Peak for outdoor adventures.

Holiday Houses

Holiday homes available for families to rent in New Zealand provide them with an opportunity to be together while on holiday, often near to popular attractions and equipped with everything needed for self catering – with fast internet often being one of the key features.

New Zealand holiday homes typically boast modern designs with open plan living and large decks for outdoor entertainment, plus often feature hot tubs or pools to let visitors unwind after exploring their surroundings.

Award-winning architects often create these homes with stunning details that set them apart, such as this luxury Urenui bach’s striking wooden finishes which set off its breathtaking coastal location perfectly. One of a range of holiday rentals available exclusively.

Many families prefer visiting New Zealand during its warmest season (December to February), when most activities take place outdoors. This season can become increasingly busy at major tourist centres and holiday homes may require advanced booking. Another great alternative would be travelling during its winter season (June to August) for skiing holidays and stunning snow scenery at Queenstown or Tekapo/Mt Cook.


New Zealand is an incredible travel destination boasting stunning landscapes, natural wonders, vibrant culture and world-class cuisine. Offering luxurious suites in bustling cities as well as remote luxury lodges overlooking breathtaking vistas – there is a diverse range of family-friendly accommodation available across both islands of New Zealand.

Families visiting cities can take advantage of compact, walkable city centers and reliable public transport systems to explore central New Zealand. Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown all provide great choices with restaurants offering family-friendly fare, as well as family attractions and children clubs to visit.

If your family prefers an easy way to explore New Zealand, consider booking a motel. With kitchen facilities and often pools on-site, they provide convenient accommodations for families seeking convenience.

Cottage stays are an ideal way for families to explore New Zealand outside the cities. There’s an array of choices available from quaint Edwardian villas in Christchurch to country retreats located within world-renowned wine regions like Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and Otago. Some cottages can be found within towns so guests can experience local culture and cuisine; other cottages may be situated further afield offering rural experiences and featuring amenities such as en suite bathrooms – making your experience all the more convenient!


Victorian British housing was classified according to style and size: mansions were for aristocratic elite, villas belonged to gentlemen landowners, while cottages provided homes for working poor. New Zealand cottages can often offer rustic charm while remaining fully functional – some even offering modern amenities!

This cottage in Christchurch is an excellent option for budget travel, featuring modern kitchen, free Wi-Fi and garden with seating for six. Additionally, there’s space available for outdoor activities and barbecue.

New Zealand cottages for families include secluded riverside retreats near Kerikeri. Situated along the Takou River and offering incredible river views, it also features an alfresco claw foot bath – ideal for romantic alfresco bathing sessions amidst nature. Outdoor activities available here include kayaking and swimming as well as kayak rentals nearby and restaurants/pubs close by; this cottage is the ideal spot for city folk looking to experience country life!


Rental motorhome options abound, most accommodating up to four people comfortably. Some can convert into beds overnight; others (often premium German and European brands) provide permanent beds with quality mattresses. Before making a decision, take into consideration which features are important to you and your budget when making this choice.

When traveling with children, take time to research different rental providers. Compare Qualmark ratings and customer reviews before selecting one for your trip; the more prepared you are, the less stressful your experience will be.

New Zealand offers so much to see and it’s hard to pick just one itinerary to enjoy it all. From wild forests to vibrant cultures, hiring a motorhome is the ideal way to experience all this country has to offer – easily traversing both islands while staying in family-friendly holiday parks that provide swimming pools, playgrounds and pizza ovens along the way – perfect for exploring its natural and cultural depth.