Southland, Accommodation


  • 45 on Avenal, Invercargill

    Perhaps the quietest nights sleep in Invercargill, this motel is handy for the Invercargill CBD, local restaurants and takeaways and the park and museum. Offering great value, the 7 units include four spacious 2-bedroom family motel units, 1-bedroom units and self-contained studio units. All units have cooking facilities and are smoke and chemical free. On-site parking and safe grass areas plus children's play area, games and toys and children's DVDs available.

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  • Tower Lodge Motel Invercargill

    Our Qualmark 4+star rated motel is situated in Invercargill on the South Island's Southern Scenic Route. Our accommodation includes 17 studio, 1 and 2-bedroom family units, all serviced daily and most with kitchens, microwaves and even electric blankets. We also have guest laundry, children's playground on-site and kids' DVDs available. Located close to the golf course, sports stadium, swimming pool, velodrome and Queens Park across the road. Wireless internet.

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  • Invercargill TOP Ten Holiday Park

    Sheltered, rural setting, 5km from city centre and next door to Anderson Park. Tent and powered sites, self-contained units, ensuite units and deluxe cabins. Communal kitchen and dining area with fridge/freezer and microwave, TV lounge, BBQ and outside dining, laundry, playground, booking and information service. CHECK AVAILABILITY AND BOOK ACCOMMODATION ONLINE!

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  • Asure Townsmen Moter Lodge, Invercargill

    The ASURE Townsman Motor Lodge offers convenient, comfortable and warm accommodation in Invercargill including Free Wifi. The lodge consists of 20 modern, superior, spacious, motel apartment-style units, situated in a prime city location opposite a park and supermarket. Perfect for families,our units can sleep between one to five people.

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  • Kuramea Waterfront Motels - Catlins

    Kuramea Lodge provides a range of accommodation types for travelers, schools, backpackers & many other groups big or small. We have 2 Motel Units located on the stunning Pounawea waterfront with views directly over the water and out to sea. We also have Kuramea Holiday Park which can accommodate guests in camper vans, tents, Cabins & we also have backpacker facilities as well as two tourist flats that can sleep up to 16 people, ideal for family groups.

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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.