Porters Lodge is a family friendly oasis in the hills of the Craigieburn Valley, positioned just off the well beaten track of State Highway 73 but easily within reach of Christchurch. With a restaurant and bar serving relatable favorites, a comfortable accommodations wing and an array of activities at our doorstep we can offer you an experience with a difference to a multi-day getaway all within a stones throw of the airport.

A ideal base for your next mountain biking adventure, we offer our own private bike trail, rental bikes, either private or public mtb shuttles to the world famous Craigieburn Valley bike trails, and friendly and knowledgeable staff here to make your stay memorable. Bike wash and storage facilities available and basic workshop access offered.

Walkers, Hikers, Hunters, Anglers can all take advantage of our great location with many tracks leading off from the doorstep of the lodge and a reputation of success in the hunter gatherer circles.
Inquire about booking Porters Lodge for your Wedding, Birthday Party or Corporate work event. In-house catering available and event management facilities offered.

We look forward to hosting you during your stay.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

Porters Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 20, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Buffet

Free Parking Available On Site


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Porters Lodge

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you take late check in? Arriving around 1am. Our flight arrived midnight and need to travel an hour from Christchurch.
    Hi, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes we can offer late check-in no trouble. Jake McCleary Lodge Manager
    Answered on April 28, 2021
  • Will I be sharing a room with others?
    When you book a bed In our Mix Dormitories you will be sharing a room with others, if you would prefer a private room you can book either a Family Bunk Room or Standard Bunk Room.
    Answered on March 15, 2020
  • Is there a shuttle or bus that will take you to the Christchurch airport?
    Hi - there is no bus running from Christchurch airport. For organizing your own transfer, we can recommend to get in touch with smileys tours, based in Springfield.
    Answered on August 16, 2022
  • How often does the ski shuttle bus stop by the property?
    The ski shuttle is available during the ski season only on days where snow chains are essential for all vehicles. For more information please check the snow report for the Porters Alpine Resort.
    Answered on September 24, 2020
  • Are there cooking facilities
    We have a fully licensed cafe and bar, for this reason the kitchen is not available for guests to use. We have a range of items on our menu that has something for everyone.
    Answered on September 24, 2020
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
2 Restaurants On Site



    Open for: Dinner, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Porters Lodge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski rental on site
  • Ski school Additional charge
  • Ski storage
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules Porters Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Porters Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about Porters Lodge

  • The prices at Porters Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Porters Lodge is 3.7 miles from the center of Castle Hill.

  • Porters Lodge has 2 restaurants:

    • Lunch
    • Dinner

  • Room options at Porters Lodge include:

    • Family
    • Dorm Room

  • Guests staying at Porters Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Porters Lodge is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Porters Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Fishing
    • Bike tours
    • Walking tours
    • Happy hour