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11 Cheap Accommodation options in Bay of Islands New Zealand

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@Motel Russell

The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s most renowned destinations. It is known for its idyllic islands, stunning beaches and world-class attractions. But if you’re on a budget, finding affordable accommodation in the area can take time and effort.

To help make your stay easier and more affordable, we’ve compiled this list of 11 cheap Bay of Islands hotels, motels, holiday parks, etc.

Keep reading to find out more about these accommodation options and make your stay in the Bay affordable.


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@Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
@Aloha Seaview Resort Motel

Aloha Seaview Resort Motel

Aloha Seaview Resort Motel is located in a stunning location, about 1.5 km from the hustle and bustle of Paihia town centre. It has easy access to numerous stunning beaches, unique activities, cafes and restaurants just minutes away.

Accommodation at Aloha Seaview Resort allows guests to choose between two types of accommodations, including one- and 2-bedroom apartments.

All apartments have private bathrooms, balconies, and amenities such as flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers and WiFi access.

Additionally, the resort offers access to free parking and an outdoor pool.

Things to Do Nearby Aloha Seaview Resort Motel

  • Take a stroll down to Paihia Beach, and soak up the Sun.
Duke of Marlborough, Russell, New Zealand
Duke of Marlborough Russell

Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Located on the waterfront of Russell, the Duke of Marlborough Hotel is one of the oldest and most affordable hotels in the Bay of Islands.

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation options for any traveller. Guests can choose from various rooms and apartments with different amenities to suit their needs. Every room includes a refrigerator, satellite TV and air conditioning, making them perfect for relaxation.

Things to Do Nearby Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Russell Museum sculpture park, New Zealand
Russell Museum sculpture park
@Bay of Islands Holiday Park
@Bay of Islands Holiday Park

Bay of Islands Holiday Park

Bay of Islands Holiday Park is located 10 minutes from Paihia town centre and is ideal for families and couples.

Accommodation options at the holiday park include two-bedroom tourist flats, small studio tourist flats with kitchenettes, glamping tents, and cabins.

Additional facilities at the holiday park include a swimming pool, free WiFi, a convenience store, a BBQ area, and free on-site parking.

Things to Do Nearby Bay of Islands Holiday Park

  • Take a short 4-minute drive to see the wonderful Haruru Falls.
  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a 10-minute drive from the Bay of Islands Holiday Park.
Haruru Waterfall in New Zealand
Haruru Waterfall

Waitangi Holiday Park

The Waitangi Holiday Park is located on the banks of the Waitangi River.

Accommodation at the Waitangi Holiday Park includes a range of standard cabins and powered and unpowered sites.

The holiday park also provides provisions for boating and fishing. Moreover, the property is pet friendly.

Things to Do Nearby Waitangi Holiday Park

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds is just a 3-minute drive from the park.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
@Averill Court Motel
@Averill Court Motel

Averill Court Motel

Averill Court Motel is located 0.8 km from the centre of Paihia and a short walk from Paihia Beach. This location makes it perfect for budget-conscious travellers who want to be close to the action.

The motel offers self-contained accommodations with a TV, plunger coffee and an electric kettle.

The motel offers additional facilities like a spa pool for relaxing, a BBQ area for cooking, and a guest laundry for convenience.

Things to Do Nearby Averill Court Motel

  • Paul’s Anglican Church is within walking distance from the Averill Court Motel.
@St. Paul's Anglican Church
@St. Paul's Anglican Church
@Kerikeri Park Lodge
@Kerikeri Park Lodge

Kerikeri Park Lodge

Kerikeri Park Lodge is located on Kerikeri Road and is a perfect place for families to enjoy their vacation.

The lodge offers spacious, self-contained studios and apartments with private bathrooms. Some rooms feature a spa bath.

Free parking is available on-site.

Things To Do Nearby Kerikeri Park Lodge

  • Visit Parrot Place, a bird display centre, an 8-minute drive from the lodge.
@Parrot Place
@Parrot Place
@Motel Russell
@Motel Russell

Motel Russell

Motel Russell is situated in an idyllic location surrounded by lush subtropical gardens that offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It provides easy access to the Russell Village, beach, wharf, shops, museum and restaurants within a short stroll.

Accommodation at Motel Russell is suitable for all guests, with 15 rooms, including studios, 1-bedroom units and 2-bedroom apartments. The rooms are equipped with an ensuite bathroom and amenities such as a free WiFi connection, TV and radio, and a hairdryer to ensure a comfortable stay.

The motel also includes a swimming pool and a BBQ area for guests to relax.

Things to Do Nearby Motel Russell

  • Take a stroll down to the Russell Boating Club for an afternoon of fun on the water.
@Russell Boating Club
@Russell Boating Club
@Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
@Admiral's View Lodge & Motel

Admiral’s View Lodge & Motel

Admiral’s View Lodge & Motel is located 0.8 km from Paihia centre and 300 m from the beach.

The lodge offers garden studios, balcony studios, spa studios, and sea-view studios.

All units have private kitchen and bathroom facilities, electric blankets and air conditioning. Free parking and WiFi are provided by the property.

The lodge has provisions for BBQ areas and board games to keep the guests entertained.

Things to Do Nearby Admiral’s View Lodge & Motel

  • The Paihia Wharf is a 2-minute drive from Admiral’s View Lodge & Motel.
Sunrise from Te Ti Bay, Paihia, New Zealand
@Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
@Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground

Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground

The Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground overlooks the Haruru falls and is about 4 km from the Paihia centre.

The motel offers studio units and bedroom apartments, all equipped with 32″ LCD TVs, DVD players, great beds and free WiFi.

The motel has a private beach and tent sites.

Things to Do Nearby Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground

  • The historical landmark, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, is a 25 minute drive from the motel.
@Waitangi Treaty Ground
@Waitangi Treaty Ground
@Bounty Motel
@Bounty Motel

Bounty Motel

The Bounty Motel is located about 100 metres from the famous Paihia Beach and waterfront.

The property offers a range of accommodation options, from studios to budget rooms and 2-bedroom apartments.

Every room has a kitchenette or kitchen with a toaster, microwave and refrigerator.

On-site free parking and use of BBQ facilities are available to all guests.

Things to Do Nearby Bounty Motel

  • The Paihia Wharf is within walking distance from the Bounty Motel.
West highland white terrier westie dog wearing life jacket kayaking in Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, NZ
Kayaking in Paihia
@Colonial House Motel
@Colonial House Motel

Colonial House Motel

The Colonial House Motel is a 10-minute walk from the town centre of Kerikeri.

The motel provides various accommodation options, including standard rooms and family suites. All units either offer mountain views or river views.

Moreover, the motel provides access to its year-round indoor and outdoor pool and hot tub.

The scenic 'Rainbow Falls' at the beautiful Kerikeri is a must to visit spot of Northland New Zealand
The scenic 'Rainbow Falls' at the beautiful Kerikeri is a must to visit spot of Northland

Things to Do Nearby Colonial House Motel

  • The Rainbow Falls is just a 3-minute drive from the property.

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We hope you find our list of 11 cheap accommodations useful. From camping sites and hostels to motels and apartments, there’s something for everyone on this list.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next vacation today!



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