Methven is a small town located near the western edge of the Canterbury Plains, in the Canterbury region. A popular tourist destination, Methven is perfectly located for fishing, jet boating, tramping, hot air ballooning and skiing at nearby Mt Hutt. Just one hour from Christchurch on Inland Scenic Route 72, this alpine-themed village buzzes in winter, while in summer it is humming with events such as markets, multisport challenges and some very social golfing. more
Methven is at the heart of nine Canterbury ski fields and over 1000 km’s of NZ’s best heli-skiing terrain.
Even if you are not a skier or snowboarder there are many reasons to visit Methven at any time of the year. Within minutes of arriving in Methven you can be enjoying a country golf course, horse trekking through the countryside, hiking or mountain biking nature trails or enjoying a massage or sampling a brew at a local pub while the Norwest turns the sky red.
A Hot air balloon or heli flight provides a bird’s eye view of our patchwork landscapes and southern alps.
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle and escape to Red Cottage in Staveley. Enjoy romantic evenings with open fires, candle light and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historical cottage. Watch the sun set over the surrounding mountains while enjoying local produce and fine wine, after a day of exploring this wonderful area.
Mobile-friendly - Brinkley Resort is a High Country apartment-style resort nestled into the foothills of majestic Mt Hutt and only minutes from Methven's town centre. We feature a total of 80 self-contained family apartments in Methven comprised of 40 studios and 40 quality two-bedroom apartments, and now two chip and putt golf greens.
Mobile-friendly - Thrill and scenic photographic jet boat tours, 360-degree spins, salmon and trout fishing, fly and spin casting, helicopter rafting/jet boat combos. Our professional team can tailor-make your ultimate adventure, one hour from Christchurch at the base of Mt Hutt ski field... enjoy a slice of paradise in Canterbury High Country. Individuals to larger corporate groups, operating year round.
Mobile-friendly - Grumpy's Kiwi Holiday Park Geraldine is a neat and spacious 2ha holiday park set in heartland New Zealand farming country, only 6km/5min north of the Geraldine village and two hours drive from Christchurch Airport. There is accommodation to suit all budgets including motels, cottages, cabins, powered and unpowered sites. Great amenities including free WiFi and pet friendly (with conditions).
Haka Tours offers fully guided, small group South Island Snow Tours of 5, 7 and 12 days and suitable for all abilities. Tour includes expert guide, transport, accommodation, lift passes and more. To view the video that follows a recent group and captures the essence of the tour, visit our website.
Mobile-friendly - Join us on a journey to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country Station in the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand. This exciting day visits the most stunning and recognisable LOTR location - Edoras! Tour includes a delicious picnic-lunch and entertaining commentary from friendly local guides. You don't have to be LOTR fan to enjoy this amazing day.
It's time to blow the lid on a little town called Methven in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It may only be a small town, but it offers travellers the perfect place to escape too whatever their budget may be. The Methven area offers some of the world's best heliskiing country.
Mobile-friendly - Methven Travel provides tours and transport services that include full ski packages, farm & golf tours, plus custom charters. Regular shuttle services from Christchurch to Methven and return, operate three times daily during the Mt Hutt Ski Season and four times weekly for the remainder of year. The official Ski Bus transport service from Christchurch to Mount Hutt Ski Area.
Mobile-friendly - BBH Lodge located in Methven, Mt Hutt Bunkhouse Backpacker Lodge & Cottage provides quality accommodation at the heart of New Zealand's South Island, near Mt Hutt. The central location is a 3 minute walk into the centre of town. Guests are offered two different types of accommodation, a backpacker lodge and a self contained cottage. Their hospitality is unbeatable.
Mobile-friendly - Start your journey towards the ultimate New Zealand ski holiday. At Ski New Zealand we take pride in designing custom winter holidays across New Zealand's North and South Island ski resorts. We will do all the planning, booking and organizing, leaving you to enjoy your holiday completely stress-free! Get in touch to book your tailor-made New Zealand winter holiday today.
Based in the small and quiet township of Staveley, and located at the foothills of South Island's Southern Alps, is Staveley Heights Bed & Breakfast. Our boutique bed & breakfast contains 4 comfortable rooms that provides upmarket accommodation in Methven, that is only a short 20 minute drive from the nearby township of Methven.
Mobile-friendly - Terrace Downs Resort offers in-house and casual visitors a unique one-stop NZ getaway destination nestled in the foothills of Mt Hutt, within an easy hour's scenic drive of Christchurch International Airport. Featuring deluxe 1-7 bedroom accommodation, fine and casual dining options, a championship 18-hole golf course, Day Spa and a wide selection of other resort-operated activities to choose from.
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Weekend Zen Retreat
Perfect From Now On: Working with the Paramitas as Skillful Means. Practice is sometimes referred to as a “perfection of character.” In this retreat, we'll study what this might mean for us personally with the ...
Where: Staveley Campsite, Methven, Ashburton District
Address: Sawmill Road, Staveley, Methven, Ashburton District
From: 5:00pm on Friday 19th January 2018
To: 11:59pm on Friday 19th January 2018
Silent Zen Meditation Retreat (Sesshin)
Sesshin is a week-long meditation intensive that is unique to the Zen tradition. In sesshin, we can experience the deep stillness that lies within each one of us. Characterised by silence and deep introspection, ...
Where: Steveley, Canterbury, Methven, Canterbury
Address: Steveley, Canterbury
From: 5:00pm on Monday 22nd January 2018
To: 11:59pm on Monday 22nd January 2018
Discover Mt Hutt - Summer Open Day
Discover Mt Hutt is an opportunity to explore Mt Hutt during summer. The community fundraising event offers spectacular alpine scenery for walkers and challenging trails for mountain biker. Discover Mt Hutt is a ...
Where: Mt Hutt Ski Area and Snow Centre, Methven, Ashburton District
Address: Mt Hutt Skifield Rd, Methven, Ashburton District
From: 10:00am on Saturday 3rd March 2018
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 3rd March 2018