The Highway Inn Christchurch Guide

The Highway Inn Christchurch is a 3 star truck stop budget hotel with basic rooms, a bar and pokies gaming just a 4 minute drive from Christchurch Airport right near the intersection of Johns Road and Sawyers Arms Road. It  offers some good local access to interesting places in the neighbouring area around it.

Some local landmarks are Highway 1, Sawyers Arms Reserve, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, North South Holiday Park and the Action Kart Raceway.

Please note: this hotel is used by truckers a lot so expect some noise from the trucks through the night. Take your ear plugs 🙂

About the Highway Inn Christchurch

Located at 527 Sawyers Arms Rd in Christchurch New Zealand. There is a wonderful hotel called the Highway Inn. If you ever find yourself visiting New Zealand and are in the Christchurch area, then this is the perfect place to stay on the cheap.

The Inn has a restaurant and bar that cooks you up pub style meals at very affordable prices. The meals will have you coming back wanting more. The beds are comfortable and you are guaranteed a great nights sleep. You might not even want to get out of bed here 🙂

But you don’t want to stay in because you would miss out on all of the wonderful fun events this inn has to offer its quests. The Highway Inn is the perfect place to relax on a vacation or even just for a weekend getaway. The Highway Inn offers it’s guest an array of activities and events to participate in to help make your stay there that much more enjoyable.

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Starting out on Monday nights. If you like playing cards and are feeling lucky, the Highway Inn offers up poker night starting at 7 pm. On Tuesdays, you can enter a raffle for your chance to win some meat. The raffles close at 4:30 pm and a winner will be picked usually at 5:30 pm.

And if you are feeling lucky and want to toss a few rounds back, u can at the Highway Inn by playing Toss The Boss from 5 to 7 pm. Wednesday’s evening events are just as fun at the Highway Inn. If you are a lover of the game of pool, then Wednesday evenings are for you. You can start the pool competition at 5:30 pm.

And play some more rounds of Toss The Boss from 5 to 7 pm. Thursday is another fun packed evening. Happy hour is between 5 and 6 pm and Thursday’s is the Highway Inns Game night which starts at 6:30 pm.

With a handful of fun games to be played you are sure to have a good time on Thursdays game night. Friday’s at the Highway Inn holds another meat raffle, just in case you missed the first one or you just want to try your luck at winning some meat. The meat raffle is drawn at 5:30 pm. So whether you just want to come to stay for just one night or maybe even for the entire week.

Menu and Eats of Note

No fancy food here just basic pub food like steak, chips and eggs, mixed grills, burgers, pies and sandwiches. They do have some daily specials like the example below.

Happy Hours

With happy hour running from 5 to 6 pm you can grab some cheap beers at almost mates rates.

Pokies and TAB Gaming

The Highway Inn Christchurch has a small selection of 4 pokies machines to play.

Summary Notes

You are guaranteed to have an amazing time enjoying all the great pokies games, raffles and other events going on at the Highway Inn. So grab your lucky charm in the chances of winning the meat raffle either on Tuesday or Friday night.

Every night is going to be an enjoyable one where you are sure to have a blast. It’s the perfect spot to check out if you are in the area. You won’t leave disappointed and you will surely want to plan your next visit as soon as your first one ends.

Open Hours

7 days early to late


T: 3-359 6507

Map and Address

Highway Inn
527 Sawyers Arms Rd, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand

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