About Us

The Makikihi Country Hotel offers guests quality country accommodation, a range of family friendly, premium and relaxed dining options.

The relaxed ambience of the deck and beer garden or a good old fashioned banter in the bar between friends. The Makikihi Country Hotel has the most versatile areas for functions as well as warm, cosy fires for winter and beer garden for Summer.

The Makikihi Country Hotel was first built in 1929. It still occupies a special place as a much loved historic feature of the town. The hotel has been renovated and offers you all the modern amenities and conveniences you expect coupled with the architectural charm of the twenties.

The Makikihi Country Hotel is home to a TRUCK STOP.

Our stop over point not only has a large truck park, it also offers our drivers a fantastic home away from home environment.

Located on State Highway 1, The Makikihi Country hotel is situated 20 mins south of Timaru and is a great stopping point being exactly halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin.


Mi Do
Great hosts and one of the best steak between Auckland and Invercargill on SH1
Keep it up guys! 🙂
Benita Anderson
Great! Yum meal. Great cosy atmosphere. Kid friendly.
Amanda Churchward
The food is absolutely fantastic and staff are very friendly highly recommended for sure
Stuart Duncan
Great pub for a awesome feed, cold beer and nights rest ? Great hotel bar · Quiet rooms · Historic building · Thoughtful amenities · Spacious rooms
Sara Meggitt
This place has some of the best food around! Large portions, fresh, delicious!
Nikki Rigby
We came down for the spit roast. had a great time. great food, great service and awesome music! can’t wait for the next one!!!
Kiri Kennell
Went for Steak night last week and the meal was fabulous will be back again!!!
Natasha Crawley
Amazing food, very friendly helpful staff, lovely country atmosphere. 5/5 service, would definitely recommend as a nice night out