Porters Lodge

Porters Lodge


20 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

2 Basic Camping

1 Springfield

Online Maps

FREE Header

Camping NZ NEW

Welcome to New Zealand's most comprehensive database of freely available camping information. This is the only travel map of its kind in NZ.


Showing 8 reviews of 20.

L Strong's avatar

L Strong

Ranking: 10/10

We stopped here for the night in our campervan. Powered site was available at a very low cost at $25 for the night, no add ons for number of people, so this was amazing value for our family of 4! Clean facilities with good hot showers and a bar and restaurant available which was popular with those who had just finished up with their mountain biking for the day. Comfy sofas to relax in in the lounge with beautiful mountain views. Enjoyed my flat white in the morning. Our freedom camping became glamping by stopping here, thanks for the awesome experience :-)

Reviewed 10 days ago

Estelle Murdoch's avatar

Estelle Murdoch

Ranking: 10/10

10/10 this has been the best place we've stayed in the south Island! $15.00nzd for both my boyfriend and myself to park up and sleep in our van. Free clean showers and toilets, free WiFi, that even reached us outside in the van... Nice lounge area to sit on couches and tables around a fire with places to charge phones etc and delicious food and drinks to buy served by the awesome staff, definitely worth a stop on your way through Arthur's pass!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Thomas neil's avatar

Thomas neil

Ranking: 10/10

Called last minute after being rejected from a camp site elsewhere. They were just closing up but allowed us to camp and settle up in the morning. Really helped us out! Nice spot up in the hills. Clean amenities and awesome bar/cafe

Reviewed 10 months ago

Felix's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome spot with views along the valley and up to the ski slope. Friendly staff, and hot showers. Worth the short drive, we will definitely be back in winter !

Reviewed 12 months ago

Keziah Honnor's avatar

Keziah Honnor

Ranking: 10/10

Was an awesome spot, we rung in last minute because of conditions. Julia and her husband were extremely accomodating, despite there being a big group of us they happily fit us in. Couldn’t recommend more! Food was amazing, accommodation was beautiful, toilets were tidy and showers were nice and hot!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

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 almost 2 years ago

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 almost 2 years ago

Dieter Giesen's avatar

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 almost 2 years ago

Porters Lodge responds:

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