Facts – The region is often known as ‘the Wakatipu Basin’, referring to Lake Wakatipu and the valley that Queenstown and the lake sit in, carved out by glacial movement around 15 thousand years ago. By the early 1860s, William Rees was established as the first farmer of the Wakatipu. Then gold was discovered and the rush was on. Queenstown transformed overnight and the town was busier than it is today. Although the frenzy was over within a decade, the town had been discovered. Nowadays around 10,000 people call themselves locals, while thousands a year come to visit this stunning, year round, lakeside resort. Today Queenstown can be whatever you want it to be - but it's always a perfect family destination. There's so much to do for you and the kids - and if they're having fun, you're having fun. Start planning here with Queenstown and Arrowtown's family-friendly accommodation options. We feature accommodation to suit any style or budget, but all go that extra mile to welcome families! Arrowtown - Just 19km from Queenstown, the old-world ambience of Arrowtown, on the bank of the once gold-laden Arrow River, is also a must-visit, offering accommodation, restaurants and activities.
QUEENSTOWN FAMILY ACCOMMODATION We've researched dozens of accommodation options for your family travel to New Zealand. Whether you're heading for a hotel, campground, holiday park, motel, holiday home, self catering apartments or kiwi farmstay, we list options that welcome famiiles. Check out our great 'family stuff' pages for heaps of extras offered by the accommodation on these pages. NOTE Where nightly rates have been specified, these are minimum prices based on accommodation for 2 adults plus one extra. Prices do vary, depending on the time of year, length of stay and seasonal offers. This is a guide only. All establishments recommend booking ahead. We advise you to personally contact establishments for up to date information to suit the accommodation needs of your family.
Queenstown and Arrowtown Motels
Queenstown and Arrowtown Hotels
Queenstown and Arrowtown Holiday Parks and Campgrounds
Queenstown and Arrowtown Holiday Homes
Queenstown and Arrowtown Farmstays
Queenstown and Arrowtown Bed and Breakfasts
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- 115 Essex Avenue, Butel Park, Arrowtown
- +64 3 442 0012
- +64 3 442 0017
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“Accommodation Excellence” Spacious and luxurious, our 1 – 3 bedroom apartments are set in a spectacular alpine setting. Features include ensuite bathrooms, designer kitchen, 42” plasma TV, SKY with kids’ channel, sport and movies, surround sound, DVD, CD, VHS, underfloor heating and laundry. On-site you’ll find a heated indoor pool, tennis court and gym, trampoline, BBQ, plus heaps of space for the kids to play in a quiet and safe environment. Family walk/bike tracks are right on our doorstep. These outstanding apartments are a perfect family base just 5 minutes from Arrowtown, across the road from Millbrook golf course and only 20 minutes from Queenstown. ... more