Welcome to Smylies Accommodation

We hope you enjoy your stay with us, for your safety and enjoyment please read this information

  • Office hours: 8.00 am to 9.00 pm.
  • Departure time: 10.00 am. Late check out available until midday at $20 extra, please inform staff before 9.00pm
  • Internet: Wireless is available, Smylies is the only business on Fibre in Springfield , check the poster on the wall for log in password 
  • Fire safety: Your units have fire extinguishers fitted and smoke alarms. Smoking is not allowed inside.
  •  We have lots of plugs fitted with USB ports for your convenience or ask for the approved extension boxes .
  • There are spare pillows and blankets under your king bed either side in roller boxes
  •  a hairdryer is in your unit ,some units in the basin ,some beside you bed 
    • There are ashtrays outside your door.
    •  Conduct: please be considerate of others, turn your phone down at night
    •  Damages: please notify us of any breakages or faulty equipment
    • Equipment not functioning let us know if equipment is not working so we can rectify it for you.


Library: Our library is in the main building; it has an extensive collection of English and Japanese books.

Speciality literature includes car magazines, Science fiction and Japanese manga

Garden: have a wander. All the fruit and vegies are not sprayed in any way so if you are tempted to try some you can do so safely.

DVD’s: There is a good collection of DVDs’ available in the TV lounge. You can watch DVDs in your room.

Laundry: there is a coin operated laundry (2x $1) behind the main building (east side) washing powder is provided in a green container, the dryers need 4x $1 coins or the washing line is free.

Recycling:  it is important for all of us to travel responsible  and one aspect of that is recycling.

Please leave glass and cans rinsed on the bench if you are there for 1 night  or in the recycle bins provided by the garage or for hostel guests in the kitchen . For long stay customers, the recycle area is noted on the map.

Dining room: If you would like a meal then please check with Office upon check in.

in the winter we serve meals daily, in the summer when we have groups and pre-booked only.

Dinner is served from 6.30pm onwards until 8.00pm and breakfast from 7.00am until 9.00 am (please reserve breakfast the evening before)

During the busy times a set menu is prepared with sitting times controlled by the chef [please check with reception]

The menu varies from Japanese [not only raw fish] country cuisine to New Zealand meals.

Breakfast can be continental, cooked or Japanese depending on your taste buds.



Ski and Board rental:

We have a range of rental equipment including clothes, skis, boots, poles and snowboards. and pride ourselves on the best prices

we also carry Nutcrackers and harnesses for the clubfields 

Please check with reception for rates or look under rental winter 

Tune up room:

In the rental building, we have a tune up bench for repairs and waxing, please clean up after yourself.


We provide a daily shuttle to Porters and the other fields depending on numbers.

Also for walkers we can organise your transport so you can do one way walks and not have to worry about your car.

Other options are East West Shuttles and Tranz alpine train.


At the back of our property, you will find Anzac and Evo the Alpacas and Kuni the Pet garbage disposal Unit who likes all food except lemons and raw onions.

She has been trained to sit but do watch your fingers as she cannot see very well. Kids ask your parents to come with you.

Climbing wall:

There is a mini climbing wall in the carport for your use and weights and rowing machine in the laundry. Please be safe and make sure you know your limits .no falling of the wall without permission

Activities within 6 km:

Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre does :horse riding for beginners to experts,

Alpine Jet  is the place to be for jetboating and they also have a museum attached to their office sio you can enjoy a ride and learn the history of the jet boat   Alpine Jet does jetboating from 30 min to 1 hour

Quad biking or 2 wheels

Kowai Bush: lovely black beach bush for a short wander and walk aruond Lord's bush 

The Tranz Alpine experience, one of the six best train journeys in the world.

Activities within 35 km:

Mt Torlesse / Korowai Tussock land park

Castle Hill bouldering and walking we have rental matts and shoes 

Cave stream (note you will need head torches to see, rental from office $2 per torch)

Craigieburn Park

Wharfedale Track

Porters ski area

Lake Lyndon

Golf at the Waimak or Glentunnel golf clubs (2 Right hand sets, 1x left hand set available for hire )

Activities within 85 km:

Washpen Falls ($10) a great little spot for a short  walk 

Arthurs Pass

Lake Coleridge loop (travel over the porters pass, turn left at Lake Lyndon, head to lake Coleridge and return via Terrace Downs, white cliffs and Glentunnel)

Maps are available from the office to borrow for the day.

Fly fishing

Lure fishing