Covid-19, South Island truckers’ accommodation and meals

5 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 28, 2020

UPDATED 30 MARCH 2020

NORTH ISLAND | SOUTH ISLAND

Here is a list of South Island hotels/motels offering accommodation and meals during the Covid-19 lockdown period. Please note that due to the regularly changing circumstances, we recommend calling in advance to check this information is still applicable. Information correct as at Wednesday 25 March 2020. 

Hotel Ashburton
11-35 Racecourse Road, Ashburton
03 307 8887 / 0800 330 880
www.hotelash.co.nz
Accommodation: Yes
Meals: room service available. Cut lunches available
Other info: Laundry available. Free wifi.

Makikihi Country Hotel
36 Waimate Highway, Makikihi
03 689 5700
https://www.facebook.com/makikihicountryhotel
https://www.instagram.com/makikihicountryhotel
www.makikihicountryhotel.com
Accommodation: Yes – essential services only
Meals: Yes – limited healthy options. Packed lunches available on request.
Other info: Meals delivered to room. Meal requests must be phoned in ahead. Truck park. 

Commercial Hotel / Winton’s Top Pub
327 Great North Road, Winton
03 236 7769
www.facebook.com/Wintons-Top-Pub-103965329672677/
Accommodation: Yes
Meals: Yes
Emergency contact: Tonk – 027 634 6816

Falls Hotel
115 Main Street, Mataura
03 203 8027
falls1@xtra.co.nz
www.mltgore.co.nz/falls-hotel
www.facebook.com/The-Falls-Hotel-and-Bistro-494924737299123/
Accommodation: Yes
Meals: No
Other info: Key left in door. Bottle store accessible.
Emergency contact: Francis – 027 751 9241

Leviathon Hotel
27 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
03 477 3160 / 0800 773 773
leviathan@xtra.co.nz
www.dunedinhotel.co.nz
Accommodation: Yes
Meals: Yes – must eat in room
Other info: Meal times reduced to 6-8pm. Brakfast still available.

Northpark Motel
198 Hilton Highway, Washdyke, Timaru
03 688 2071 / 0800 688 207
northparkmotel@xtra.co.nz
www.northparkmotel.co.nz
www.facebook.com/Northpark-Motels-356381304783163/
Accommodation: Yes – essential workers only
Meals: Breakfast tray only
Other info: Limited access

Tinwald Motel
Main South Road, Tinwald, Ashburton
0800 846 9253 / 03 307 1354
www.tinwaldmotels.co.nz
Accommodation: Yes
Meals: Yes – limited choice healthy meals

Golden Mile Motel
Cnr Main South Road and Trent Road, 2 Trent Road, Templeton, Christchurch
03 349 7022
motels@thegoldenmile.co.nz
www.thegoldenmile.co.nz
www.facebook.com/Golden-Mile-Motels-and-Tavern-279754918706663/
Accommodation: Yes – truckies only
Meals: Yes

Racecourse Hotel
18 Racecourse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch
03 342 7150
enquiries@racecoursehotel.co.nz 
www.racecoursehotel.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/Racecourse-Hotel-Motor-Lodge-1524846304450993/
Accommodation: Yes – essential workers only
Meals: Choice of microwave meal left in room. Continental breakfast. Cut lunch.
Other info: Laundry available. Dining room and bars closed.

Riverlands Roadhouse
3535 State Highway 1, Riverlands, Blenheim
03 579 3300
admin@riverlandsroadhouse.co.nz 
www.riverlandsroadhouse.co.nz
www.facebook.com/www.riverlandsroadhouse.co.nz
Accommodtion: TBA
Meals: TBA
Other info: TBA
Emergency contact: Chris – 022 307 0654

Woodbourne Tavern
80 High Street, Renwick, Blenheim
03 572 8007
www.woodbournetavern.co.nz
www.facebook.com/WoodbourneTavern
Accommodation: Yes
Meals: Yes – delivered to rooms
Other info: Only open until harvest finishes

Dawson’s Hotel
74 Broadway, Reefton
03 732 8406
stay@dawsonshotel.co.nz
www.dawsonshotel.co.nz
www.facebook.com/dawsonshotel
Accommotation: Yes – truckies only
Meals: Yes – in rooms. Cut lunches available.
Other info: Sanitser in rooms. Regular drivers will get dedicated rooms.
Emergency contact: Helen – 027 294 6878

Recreation Hotel
68 High Street, Greymouth
03 768 5154
accommodation@rechotel.co.nz
www.rechotel.co.nz
www.facebook.com/Recreation-Hotel-Buccleughs-on-High-457829431371847/
Accommodation: Yes – essential serives only 
Meals: Breakfast. Packed lunch. Dinner on rerquest.
Other info: Restuarant closed
Emergency contact: Brandon – 021 078 6936

Ocean Lodge
20 Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson
03 548 5179
info@oceanlodge.co.nz
www.oceanlodge.co.nz
www.facebook.com/Oceanlodgenelson
Accommodation: Yes
Meals: No
Other info: Can arrange for keys, etc to be left for drivers. Working with other motels in vicinity for overflow bookings.