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Looking for a family holiday in New Zealand?

Our range of accommodation includes cosy cottages, rural New Zealand Farmstays, beautiful camping spots and quirky unique accommodation.

So secure your weekend getaway or Christmas holiday now and create unforgettable family memories. 



Awesome Family-friendly Locations

Mt Pirongia Guest House
Pirongia, Waikato

Modern 2 bed self contained unit, full kitchen, laundry and bathroom.

Has most of what you need for your stay - a home from home.
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Twinkingham Cottage
Whakatete Bay, Waikato

Located on the outskirts of Thames, Twinkingham Cottage is truly "off the beaten track".

Twinkingham Cottage is a stunning getaway complete w...   Read More

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The Flying Fox
Matahiwi, Whanganui

The Flying Fox provides a unique experience with eco-friendly accommodation on the banks of the Whanganui River.

With no road access visito...   Read More

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The Croft
Te Ore Ore, Wairarapa

Our property is 9 kms east of Masterton. We have an elevated site with stunning views of the Wairarapa Valley and Tararua Mountains. We have a small l...   Read More

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Alternative Energy Farm
Rongotea, Manawatu-Wanganui

We have a caravan annex and a woolshed where we live at present we have one spare double bedroom and another one is coming soon.

There is a ...   Read More

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Kawakawa Glamping
Cape Palliser, Wellington

Welcome to the "End of the World" location Glamping at Kawakawa Station! This is the ultimate in luxury camping with total peace tranquility and pr...   Read More

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Dargaville-Matador Farm
Mamaranui, Northland

| SOLITUDE |
| VIEWS |


Easy drive in access to parking sites for caravan Peaceful area with great farm views....   Read More

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The Cooks Cottage, Homewood Station
Riversdale, Wairarapa

| WALKING TRACKS |
| DIRECT BEACH ACCESS |
| HIKING |


This fully restored 1870's one bedroom cottage is waitin...   Read More

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Taieri Bank Cottage
Middlemarch, Otago

| CYCLING TRACKS |
| FARM TOUR |


Situated on a Sheep and Beef farm just minutes (2km) from Middlemarch our boutique ...   Read More

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Toi Toi Retreat
Matiere, Manawatu-Wanganui

My place is a retreat from it all. A peaceful quiet valley where "Life is how it used to be", Nature being a big part of life with endless beautiful b...   Read More

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Waitoki Views
Waitoki, Auckland

We live on a lifestyle block 20 minutes from Albany and 10 minutes from Silverdale shops. The rural views are beautiful. We have 2 beautiful cats, chi...   Read More

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Prospectors Hut
Wakamarina, Marlborough

| GOLD PANNING |
| PETS WELCOME |
| ADVENTURE |


We live on a working farmlet surrounded by native forest with th...   Read More

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The Ark @ Tui Ridge
Aongatete, Bay Of Plenty

Tui Ridge is located at the end of a long treelined driveway in the heart of the kiwifruit orchards of Katikati. The Tui Treehouse to the cosy Ark. Wi...   Read More

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Wairunga Cottages
Maraetotara Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

| PLAY GOLF WITH THE ROMNEY SHEEP |
| SWIM AT THE WATERFALL |
| DOGS WELCOME |


Wairunga is a 700 acre sheep and...   Read More

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The Waituna Cottage
Waituna-Waimate, Canterbury

| BIRD LIFE - LITTLE BLUE PENGUINS |
| FARM TOUR AVAILABLE |


The Cottage is located on our 500 acre working Dairy Fa...   Read More

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Tui Ridge Pines
Aongatete, Bay Of Plenty

Do you want to try living in a Tiny House/space, off grid for a day or more? Tui Ridge Pines cabins have all the comforts of home - just without plugg...   Read More

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Blue Spur Farmstay
Arahura Valley, West Coast

| STAR GAZING |
| FARM ANIMALS TO PET & FEED |


Private spot to park up, have a campfire and enjoy the farm and nativ...   Read More

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Pukeko Nest
Manunui, Manawatu-Wanganui

A 50 acre peninsular with 3 islands in the Whanganui River. Imagine pitching your tent here, in your own private space, listening to the flowing wate...   Read More

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Tui Ridge
Aongatete, Bay Of Plenty

Tui Ridge is tucked up a long treelined driveway. Located just off State Highway 2, it's handy to some of the best beaches, swimming, walks, tramping...   Read More

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Lost In Time
Taumarunui, Manawatu-Wanganui

150 Ha High Country Sheep Farm Located in the King Country, 17 Kms North West of Taumarunui. Self drive up to the homestead with a fantastic views of...   Read More

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Broadview
Eastern Bush, Southland

| CAVING |
| STAR GAZING |


Broadview Lodge is set in idyllic and peaceful surroundings with magnificent views of the...   Read More

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Driftwood Seaside Escapes
Te Tii, Northland

| RELAXATION |
| STARGAZING |


Nestled waterfront onto a private peninsula, just outside the boutique, foodie destina...   Read More

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Greenstone Retreat Villa
Kumara, West Coast

The historic Villa has been lovingly restored & is sold as a whole home or individual double/twin rooms with large communal areas & full kitchen. 3 sp...   Read More

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Bushy Point Fernbirds - Eco friendly B&B
Otatara, Southland

| BIRD LIFE |
| SOLITUDE |
| ECO ACCOMMODATION |


We are a completely unique Bed & Breakfast in Southland, New ...   Read More

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Greenstone Retreat Small dorm
Kumara, West Coast

Greenstone Retreat has new small dorms with bedding & bathrooms. Rooms sleep 4 in sturdy bunks. Free BBQ & outside undercover kitchen with electric ke...   Read More

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Kaipara Views Eco Lodge
Glorit, Auckland


| OFF THE GRID |


A true off grid eco house.

This two bedroom, modern house, is situated on a lifestyle block...   Read More

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Hilltop Accommodation
Papatowai, Otago

| HISTORIC SITE |
| WALKING TRACKS |


Hilltop Accommodation is nestled alongside native forest on a sheep and beef f...   Read More

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Mt Hay Station
Tekapo, Canterbury

| STAR GAZING |
| SOLITUDE |


Mt Hay Station is a 22,000 acre High Country Sheep Station boasting some of New Zealand...   Read More

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Quiet rural lifestyle block
Lower Hutt, Wellington

Quiet semi-rural location 30mins from Wellington CBD. Suitable for self contained motorhomes. Dog friendly but please keep under control at all tim...   Read More

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Shackwell Bush Hut
Whakatete Bay, Waikato

Welcome to Shackwell Bush Hut.

Shackwell is perfect for families or couples who wish to camp but don't want to rough it.

Situated in...   Read More

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Shantilly Cottage
Whakatete Bay, Waikato

Romantic and Cosy

Shantilly Cottage is a boutique cottage looking out to the extensive bush and sea views. It is perfect not only for a roman...   Read More

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The Whare
Marotiri, Waikato

| OFF THE GRID |
| SOLITUDE |
| MOUNTAIN BIKING |


Located on 100 acres of sheep and beef farm, with unusual lan...   Read More

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Tira Ora Estate
Havelock, Marlborough

| NATURE |
| SOLITUDE |


Tune into Tira Ora Eco State & Wild Life Sanctuary; Natural Paradise in the heart of the Pe...   Read More

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Lakeview Lodge Karapiro 1 Bedroom
Karapiro, Waikato

Your lodge offers fully self-contained facilities to ensure a relaxing stay so you can get on and enjoy the reason you are here.

With this Lo...   Read More

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Lakeview Lodge Karapiro 2 Bedroom
Karapiro, Waikato

Your lodge offers fully self-contained facilities to ensure a relaxing stay so you can get on and enjoy the reason you are here.

With the mos...   Read More

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Putara Base Camp
Eketahuna, Manawatu-Wanganui

Family's/Backpacker accomodation nestle at the heart of the Tararua ranges. PBC is fully equipped with beds, kitchen facilities, toilets and hot showe...   Read More

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Kawakawa Farm Cottage
Cape Palliser, Wellington

Year round available, our accommodation is available even outside the walking season! Please select on calendar to check vacancy and pricing.
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Lakeview Lodge Karapiro
Karapiro, Waikato

A picturesque and private rural and lake environment, backdropped by majestic Maungatautari Mountain, sets the scene for exclusive accommodation provi...   Read More

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Secret Garden & Glowworm Retreat
HOKITIKA, West Coast

| GLOWWORMS |
| BIRD LIFE |
| DIGITAL DETOX |


Park your motor home with us and relax and unwind with the sound...   Read More

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Rugged Retreat
Saint Bathans, Otago

| DIGITAL DETOX |
| SOLITUDE |


Situated at Saint Bathans, Otago, Rugged Retreat offers three accommodation options: ...   Read More

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Karetu Downs Farm Stay
Broomfield, Canterbury

| WALKING TRACKS |
| FARM ANIMALS TO PET & FEED |


Karetu is situated approximately 63 km north of Christchurch and a...   Read More

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EYREVIEW RETREAT
West Eyreton, Canterbury

| STAR GAZING |
| ANIMAL ENCOUNTER |


The perfect place to relax with a glass of wine or fresh coffee and enjoy the s...   Read More

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The Potter's Cottage
Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

| BIRD LIFE |
| POTTERY WORKSHOP |


Perfect for a family holiday or a quiet getaway. Located on a small farm with fr...   Read More

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Carmel Farmstay
Piopio, Waikato

| TIMBER TRAIL CYCLE WAY |
| CAVES |
| RAFTING |


Carmel Farmstay is the ideal retreat, centrally located we adj...   Read More

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The Log Cabin
Waihi, Waikato

| RIVER ACCESS |
| WALKING TRACKS |
| UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION |


The Log Cabin is the perfect place to stay and rel...   Read More

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Hairy Hobbit Cottage
Brooklyn, Tasman

| ADVENTURE |
| VIEWS |
| SOLITUDE |


Book to enjoy this relaxing holiday eco cottage accommodation within 70 acr...   Read More

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Ohuka Lodge
Tuai, Hawke's Bay

| STAR GAZING |
| SOLITUDE |
| ADVENTURE |


Ohuka Lodge epitomises peace and tranquillity.

Nestled ami...   Read More

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The Winedrinkers Cottage
Carterton, Wairarapa

| WALKING TRACKS |
| NEARBY WINERIES |


The Wine drinkers Cottage was built in 1910 and shifted to its current semi-r...   Read More

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Bushy Park Historical Homestead
Kai Iwi, Manawatu-Wanganui

Bushy Park Homestead in Wanganui is a Category One heritage building and has been preserved very much in its original state.

As guests in ou...   Read More

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LONG COTTAGE
Omakere, Hawke's Bay

This is a 10m cabin located on a lifestyle block in Central Hawkes Bay. The cabin has a double bed, tv with freeview, microwave, jug toaster and fridg...   Read More

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Valley Views Glamping
Otiake, Otago

| STAR GAZING |
| HORSE RIDING |
| FARM TOURS |


Nestled into the hillside of the farm, you will enjoy five-sta...   Read More

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Henga Lodge Chatham Island
Chatham Island, New Zealand

Come and experience the real Rekohu/Chatham Islands!

Set in the peaceful surroundings of Henga Reserve overlooking our 900 acre farm, you w...   Read More

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River Valley Lodge
Pukeokahu, Manawatu-Wanganui

| WHITE WATER RAFTING |
| HORSE TREKKING |
| FAMILY FRIENDLY |


Tucked away at the base of the Ruahine Ranges an...   Read More

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Orchard View
Kinloch , Waikato

| STAR GAZING |
| CYCLE TRAILS |
| GOLF |


Boutique Camping Site for Your Tent, Caravan or Camper vans open annu...   Read More

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Okopako Lodge Wilderness Farm
Whirinaki, Northland

Okopako Lodge is situated is on a family farm and has large decks with panoramic views of the countryside, native bush and Hokianga Harbour; we specia...   Read More

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Kohutu Farm, home of MannaMilk
Manakau, Manawatu-Wanganui

| ANIMAL ENCOUNTER |
| FAMILY FRIENDLY |


Kohutu is the 100 year-old farm of the Martin Family.

The gard...   Read More

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951C Waingaro Road
Glen Massey, Waikato

| BIRD LIFE |
| WALKING AND CYCLE TRAILS |
| SOLITUDE |


Park your caravan with us; we have a lovely peaceful p...   Read More

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The Old Shearers Quarters - Lake Aniwhenua Retreat
Galatea, Bay Of Plenty

| ADVENTURE! |
| FISHING ACCESS (BYO GEAR) |
| WALKING TRACKS |
| FARM TOUR AVAILABLE |


Share our slice of...   Read More

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WOODBERRY FARM COTTAGES
Tikitere, Bay Of Plenty

Wake up in an idyllic spot in Rotorua nestled among bushes and beautiful flowers. The sounds of birds chirping faintly. Smells of flowers and fresh co...   Read More

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Ica Station Homestead B&B
Whareama, Wairarapa

| RELAXATION |
| HISTORICAL SITE |


The Ica Station Homestead B&B is a Category 2, Heritage New Zealand listed buildi...   Read More

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Luxury Under Canvas
Mercer, Waikato

| ANIMAL ENCOUNTER |
| WALKING TRACKS |


Our glamping site is stiuated in a private gully nestled into the hillside l...   Read More

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Coldstream Estate: The Whare
Coldstream, Canterbury

| FISHING |
| FARM TOURS |


Looking to get away from the rat race and enjoy the quiet, uncomplicated, country air? <...   Read More

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The Woolshed, Cassie's Farm
Te Miro, Waikato

We welcome you to The Woolshed; a quirky, cosy, country cottage, ideal for couples romantic getaways or families who enjoy being surrounded by nature....   Read More

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The Beach Cottage
Matira, Waikato

| DIRECT BEACH ACCESS |
| DIGITAL DETOX |


Unspoilt by humans, Waikorea Beach is located between Raglan and Port Waika...   Read More

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Blooming Heights - Floriculture Farm
Helensville, Auckland

Our place is a private location for only one guest at a time.

You will experience life on a 10 acre organic floriculture farm (growers of f...   Read More

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