Flock hill looking at Castle hill

rock climbing pad rental for Castle Hill and Flock hill

cave stream

cave stream in the snow with a smylies group

Welcome to Smylies

Heading into our 38th year of operation we welcome you and your family into our home and vehicles. 



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Set on over 2 acres of mature organically grown gardens and a rich history since the 1870's of looking  after weary Bullock wagon drivers.  We have grown into an enviromentally aware multi purpose accommodation stop for the modern traveller.  

With features like a mini climbing wall, spacious rooms, wifi, ample free parking and meals you can dream about there is only one place to stay in Springfield.

Book a night in our Bowler Cottage, A 1870 cottage renovated but still retaining the feeling of yesteryear with it's sundeck and private BBQ 



visa and mastercard love smylies accepted here



Our business incorporates Springfield YHA, Springfield Motel, Smylies Tours and Porters Mountain Shuttle


our busses


We’re a locally owned company run by passionate hands-on owners who believe in going the extra mile to ensure you and those with you get the maximum out of your travel with us.

We’re lucky to have the South Island of New Zealand as our playground and we like nothing more than sharing that and the rest of New Zealand with you.  Keeping local is what we do.  We’re local, we work with local companies and we keep our tour experiences authentic.

With over 30 years of experience, we understand what works for all kinds of groups be they international students, schools, universities, seniors, skiers / boarders and everything in between.  We can look after your every transport need be it single transfers, day trips, multi day tours, ski field transport or movie set work.  We can take 1 – 100+ people.   

With a modern comfortable fleet and mainly 4WD vehicles safety is our mantra.  We can get you to pretty much any destination you want.