A unique experience awaits you at the tranquil village of Kimbell, 390 metres above sea level; a quiet oasis only two hours drive from Christchurch enroute to Lake Tekapo (20 minutes away), Wanaka and Queenstown.

Mt Dobson Motel is on State Highway 8 in the beautiful Mackenzie/Mt Cook region; a perfect location to rest-a-while amongst spectacular scenery. We are only a few minutes walk from art galleries and the Opihi River. The Kimbell Garage Gallery has friendly farm animals which are enjoyed by people of all ages. Many outdoor activities are at our doorstep – skiing/snowboarding, ice skating, biking, boating, fishing, hunting, water skiing, swimming, hiking and mountain climbing. It is ideally located for staying before or after cycling the Alps to Ocean bike ride as we are only a two hour drive from Christchurch airport.

Mt Dobson Motel offers you a friendly and personal service. Facilities include a guest laundry and free WiFi. We also have garaging available for bicycles and motor bikes.

Next door to our motel is the historic Silverstream Restaurant and Bar which has excellent pub meals, takeaways, a pool table and gorgeous garden bar. They get busy on weekends so booking for dinner is recommended.