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

On a Budget

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.

Accommodation varies from motels, tourist flats, cabins to power and tent sites. The modern motels and tourist flats are all in private settings and are comfortably furnished. Each has a separate ensuite bedroom and a full self-catering kitchen. All have their own fridge and remote control television set.
Campers have access to clean and modern amenities block including showers, toilets, kitchen and laundry. A gas barbecue is also available to guests.
The park next door has a large well-equipped play area for children and plenty of space for walking. The river has an excellent swimming area that is within walking distance from the park.
Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand

— 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.



Mid Range

Mana Motel

Mana Motel has 11 fully self-contained units suitable for families between 3 to 7 people, all with ensuite bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens.
Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool; continental and cooked breakfasts; Sky TV and telephones in all units; and wireless Internet capability in all units.
Other amenities include children’s play area with trampoline and sandpit; barbecue area; guest laundry and clothes drying line; iron and ironing board available; cot and highchair available; and off-road parking.
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x