With an international airport, a domestic airport, and the inter-island ferries Wellington is very busy most of the year with tourism and sporting/cultural/political events, so Wellington is well resourced to cover the wide spectrum of family accommodation needs. No matter what your preference, there will be places for families to stay in Wellington, but we recommend that you BOOK AHEAD to secure your desired place to stay. You don’t want to get caught out, particularly during school holiday periods, so make enquiry online about availability and service/facility options.
Places for families to stay in Wellington
Family Sized Accommodation
In this section we feature a range of accommodation options that fit different size families and varying family budgets. You can choose from the following:
- On a Budget — Holiday Parks and Hostels with family rooms
Mid Range — B&B, Farmstays, Homestays and Motels
A Bit Of Luxury — Hotels, Lodges and Resorts
The Wellesley Country Park
Take your family on a country holiday they’ll love! All onsite activities are FREE for overnight guests, including large indoor sports centre, kayaks, pool, flying fox, Burma bridge, orienteering, archery, playground, volleyball, table tennis, low ropes course; and Staglands (separate charge) is nearby.
Accommodation options to suit all budgets — Cabins with bunks; Country Cottage sleeping up to 6 people; or the Riverside Suites.
Country homestyle breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals are provided, with modest pricing for 2-6 year olds; 7 – 12 year olds; and adults.
The Wellesley Country Park is located on 40 acres bordering a sparkling river nestled in the beautiful Akatarawa Valley, Upper Hutt – just 45 minutes drive from Wellington. Set amongst native bush with breath-taking views of the majestic river valley and its towering bush clad hills, it is indeed one of Wellington’s best kept secrets.
Harcourt Holiday Park
Just 25 minutes drive out of Wellington city, set in 4 ½ acres of native bush at the mouth of the scenic Akatarawa Valley, is Harcourt Holiday Park. In a beautifully peaceful setting the only sounds you will hear are the native birds and the flow of the adjacent Hutt River. Being right next to Harcourt Park, this Holiday Park is an ideal setting for a restful holiday or just a stopover before heading to or from the South Island.
— Check out the range of family Holiday Parks and their accommodation options (camping grounds; standard cabins; de luxe cabins; studios, apartments; park motels; etc) in the Wellington & Kapiti Coast region.
YHA Wellington – click through to consider this clean, modern, bright and friendly Youth Hostel for your family holiday, centrally located in Wellington.
YHA Paraparaumu – click through to consider this charmingly restored old hotel, now a Youth Hostel for your family holiday, located on the shores of Paraparaumu, with spectacular views of Kapiti island.