Porters Lodge

Porters Lodge



15 Rankers Reviews

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Justin's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great site in the mountains. Down a 6km maintained gravel road. Only 4 powered spots however. Hosts very kind and served amazing meals. They have a bar and restaurant for food. Bathroom and showers clean. Not a lot of sand flies. Good spot to stop before Christchurch.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Andrew Dickson's avatar

Andrew Dickson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place to stay. We stayed at a powered campervan site. The lounge was great, clean showers and bathroom. Decent internet for its remote location. Very family centric if your traveling with children.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Dieter Giesen


Ranking: 10/10

The Motorhome Sites are embedded in mountains. A great atmosphere. Just five kilometers of well-developed gravel road lead to this idyll. The lodge has a very cozy lounge with a view of the breathtaking surroundings. There is free internet and good food. The friendly owners create an absolute feel-good atmosphere. We highly recommend Porters Lodge.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Thanks for your review Dieter, it was a pleasure having you and we're delighted you enjoyed your time here!

K&KRahimi's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This place is divine. Set back in the mountains, cozy lodge, good food.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in November 2019

Porters Lodge responds:

Thanks for the great review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again on your next trip to the area.

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Michael's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We really loved this place. Short drive on a very well maintained gravel road. Warm welcome from the managers. We loved Ryan’s seafood showder and lamb. Lovely setting in the mountains. Cosy Lounge room with fireplace. Good place for our toddler to crawl. A good base to explore castle hill. Stayed a addional night. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Porters Lodge responds:

It was our pleasure to have you guys and it is great to hear you enjoyed the food so much. We hope you had a safe trip home.



Ranking: 10/10

Wow, fabulous views, clean hot shower, excellent facilities, and great hosts . Hosts were new and very informative and generous with their time ( best chippies , ever !) About a 6 km drive along gravel road , well worth the drive! Such a relaxing place, loved it here , perched high on the mountain , even when the lightning and thunder rolled in!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Thanks for your feedback Amanda, we're delighted you enjoyed your time with us, not to mention the chippies! We hope to see you again in the future.

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Tina's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views of the mountains.
Such an amazing location.
Friendly host.
Clean and warm showers. Free WiFi that worked. There's also a games room and laundrette facilities on site.
Would definetly stay here again. And a bargain at 25NZD for 2 people on a powered site.

There's about 7km of gravel track to get there but worth it.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Hi Tina,

Thanks for the lovely review.

Cheers - Ian

Simone Maccagnan's avatar

Simone Maccagnan


Ranking: 10/10

Always afraid to write positive reviews on hidden Paradises, but these People are doing such a good job they deserve to have more business than just 3 of us few days a year... theis place is one of those where you could stay forever...

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Porters Lodge responds:


Thanks Simone, if you wish to stay forever I'm sure I can work out a special rate for you. :)

Cheers - Ian