Nelson & Golden Bay, Accommodation


  • Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park is the closest holiday park to Nelson city, which is only a 15 minute walk away! Its sheltered and private with lots of trees and located next to th... read more

  • Asure Fountain Resort Motel

    Located only 5 minutes walk from the famous Tahunanui Beach and 10 minutes drive from Nelsons city centre, the Fountain Resort Motel is quite simply fantastic for families! Enjoy o... read more

  • Motueka TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Relax in our peaceful bush-like setting, only 300m to shops, cafes and supermarket. We offer a range of quality family accommodation that includes standard and kitchen cabins, stud... read more

  • Equestrian Lodge Motel - Motueka

    A peaceful oasis just a short walk from Motueka High Street, yet situated in a quiet parkland setting adjacent to a native bush reserve. Our 5 star motel grounds include a children's play area with trampoline and swings, fully fenced heated swimming pool, private spa, spacious lawns, BBQ and two acres of gardens. We're conveniently located for the Motueka 18-hole golf course, central Motueka, supermarkets, shops, restaurants, cinemas, facilities, Motueka Sandspit and saltwater baths, Kaiteriteri Beach, The Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. Family, double and studio units sleeping up to 6. Plenty of off street parking for cars, boats & trailers, breakfast - continental or fully cooked available on request, guest laundry, email/internet kiosk on-site. Listen to birdsong, not traffic!

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  • Quality Inn - Nelson

    Only 800m to Nelson city and hospital, we have excellent family accommodation and facilities with 71 studio and 1&2brm units and a restaurant and bar, swimming pool (summer), spa, playground and barbecue area. All units have tea/coffee making facilities (28 with fully equipped kitchen); microwave, fridge, mini bar, bath/shower (13 units with spa bath), hair dryer, phone, internet access, Sky TV, electric blankets, iron/ironing board. Cot and highchair available. Cooked/continental breakfast, room service, on-site laundry.

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  • Fernwood Holiday Park - Motueka

    Friendly, affordable accommodation. Spacious sheltered camp sites. Cabins, studio and 2 bed motel units. Free Wi-Fi and low-cost bike hire. Fully equipped kitchen, organic herb / vege garden, BBQ, TV lounge, (warm and cosy in Winter), swimming pool and playground with large trampoline. Situated on SH60, 2kms south of Motueka. Adjacent to Moutere Inlet and the new Taste of Tasman cycle way.

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  • De Lorenzo's Studio Apartments - Nelson

    5 star family-friendly accommodation with super king beds, ensuite bathrooms with spa baths in most rooms and hairdryer, Sky television, BBQ area and swimming pool. Children free of charge when using existing bedding otherwise rollaway charge applies. De Lorenzo's is centrally located in Nelson, within walking distance of the main shopping area and close to the main sports ground and the Trafalgar Centre. We are on the main route for the Intercity buses and a two-minute walk from the Visitor Information Centre. Off-street car parking available.

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  • Collingwood Park Motel

    Collingwood Park Motel is a newly renovated motel and RVA/Motor Home site in the centre of Collingwood. We have 9 self-contained units sleeping 2-5 and 2 budget units sleeping 2-3. We are on the beautiful Aorere Estuary close to Farewell Spit, the Heaphy Track, Rosy Glow Chocolates, Cape Farewell Horse Treks and numerous art and pottery outlets.

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  • Palms Motel - Nelson

    Located in the heart of Nelson city, these 28 luxury superior design studio, executive and family units (refurbished 2004) are set in beautifully landscaped grounds. Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, hair dryer, spa bath, queen/king size beds, electric blankets, phone, wireless internet access, large TV with 4-channel Sky Digital, recliner chairs, iron and ironing board, double-glazing. Cot/highchair available. Facilities include a fully fenced swimming pool with a safe toddlers pool, dining and BBQ area, off-street parking, laundry. Adjacent to tennis and squash courts, croquet club and supermarket.

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  • Kimi Ora Eco Resort

    Just a 10-minute walk from Kaiteriteri Beach, Kimi Ora Eco Resort offers rooms, one and two bedroom apartments with a balcony and sea views. All rooms offer a kitchen, dining and lounge area with a satellite flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a fantastic range of onsite facilities : spa and wellness centre, heated indoor or outdoor pools, hot tubs, steam room, saunas, games room with billiards and table tennis table and climbing wall. Forest nature walks (including night walks to spot glowworms) and the famous Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park are on and next to our property. Bikes available.

    Kimi Ora Restaurant serves vegetarian cuisine. Your free continental buffet breakfast includes cereals, organic cheese and yogurt, fresh fruit salad, toasts, spreads, nuts, juice and organic tea and coffee.

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  • Pohara Beach Top Ten Holiday Park - Golden Bay

    Take all the hassle out of your holidays with absolute beachfront camping renowned for its family atmosphere and safe swimming beach for the kids. Take a walk in the famous Abel Tasman National Park or enjoy our parkside cafes and bars. We have a variety of accommodation options, including two bedroom deluxe motel units- fully self-contained and ideal for families, powered and tent sites, comfortable well equipped standard and kitchen cabins, and fully-serviced luxury motels. Paraplegic facilities are also available. All motel units have two bedrooms and a divan in the lounge, and are fully equipped with kitchen, TV, radio, heaters and electric blankets.

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  • Balmoral Motel Nelson

    Welcome to Balmoral Motel, a family-friendly motel just a short walk from Tahunanui Beach in sunny Nelson, New Zealand. If you don't want to walk to Tahunanui beach, you can always cool down with a quick dip in our swimming pool. And for the kids there's the amusement park, Natureland (Nelson's Zoological Garden) and playgrounds nearby. The Nelson region has the most sunshine hours of any region in New Zealand giving you plenty of time to enjoy the beach or pool and the great outdoors. Here at Balmoral Motels, we're close to restaurants and shops. Nelson's airport, with feeder flights from throughout New Zealand, is only 5 minutes away - free pick-up service available.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Queenstown
  • Northland
  • Wanaka
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Fiordland
  • Taupo
  • Coromandel
  • North Canterbury
  • Gisborne
  • South Canterbury
  • Waikato
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Southland
  • Rotorua
  • Central Otago
  • Taranaki
  • Dunedin
  • West Coast
  • Bay of Islands
  • Whangarei
  • Tauranga
  • Central Plateau
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Kapati
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Invercargill
  • Stewart Island
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.