Getting Here

We’re only 89km from the Christchurch Airport; just over an hour in the car along the Great Alpine Highway.


Simply take Highway 73 heading west from Christchurch, and it’s an easy, predominantly straight drive to Porters. You’ll pass through the small country townships of Darfield, Sheffield and Springfield, which is our base village and is the last stop to get petrol before you head up.

From Springfield, you head through the Porters Pass, past Lake Lyndon, and we are well sign-posted on the left side of the road.

Before you head off, check this page to see if snow chains are required. We offer a free mountain road shuttle daily.

Transport Providers

Smylies Tours in Springfield are our preferred transport provider. They have a range of options to suit, including Christchurch to Porters shuttles. more info can be found here.



Porters Shuttle Service

A free shuttle bus will run from the chain-fitting area on the mountain access road everyday.

Pick up time: Mon-Fri 9:15am. Sat-Sun 8:45am & 9:15am.
On days when chains are required, the shuttle will run 8:45am, 9:15am & 9:45am.
Leaving mountain time: 3pm.

Just follow the signs on the Porters access road until you reach the chain-fitting area. This will be clearly signposted and is where you will park and meet the shuttle bus. The scheduled shuttle service is complimentary to guests.