Methven is a small town situated on the Canterbury Plains near the mountains. Methven is a popular tourist destination - especially in the winter when it is a hub for skiing, but it is also popular for hot air ballooning, jet boating, fishing, trekking and jetboating. Methven is just an hours drive on the Inland Scenic Route 72 and it really comes alive during winter as the nearby Mt Hutt ski resorts open. 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 with spectacular views of majestic Mt Hutt. Choose from studio rooms or two-bedroom apartments that will interconnect to make three bedroom apartments. Enjoy 2 outdoor heated spa-pools, floodlit tennis court & chip/putt greens. Shackleton’s Restaurant is perfect to relax in after skiing. Let us help you enjoy a remarkable holiday.
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.
Accommodation comprises 47 units including 2 Suites and 1 wheelchair access unit. More than accommodation, Methven Resort provides Methven's largest conference venue and one of Mt Hutt's top restaurants seating up to 100. Wedding venue. Free guest hot pools and 25-metre swimming pool. Our facilities are unequalled. Come, stay in comfort and style in the mountain village at Methven Resort.
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.
Two accommodation options - private Master-Suite with super-king sized bed or beautiful studio-apartment. Located in picturesque setting on the edge of Methven/Mt Hutt Village. Northfield is a special spot. Curl up in front of a roaring fire after a day’s skiing and savour a wine in the candle-lit B&B sitting room or have breakfast on the private studio apartment deck.
Mobile-friendly - Rata Escape is a boutique holiday destination nestled in a native bush garden under striking Mount Somers, a little over an hour's drive southwest of Christchurch. Rata Escape is within close reach of expansive high country and mountains for hiking and biking, pristine fishing rivers, lakes, ski fields and golf courses making it an outdoor paradise.
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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Methven High Country Fete
The third annual Fete held in Methven at the base of Mt Hutt and the Mid Canterbury Foothills. Full day of entertainment, retail therapy - browsing stalls offering unique local and nationwide crafts and gifts, wine ...
Where: Methven Racecourse, Methven, Ashburton District
Address: Racecourse Ave, Methven, Ashburton District
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 21st November 2018
To: 4:00pm on Wednesday 21st November 2018
42.2 km High Country Marathon. 17 km Trail Run 11 km Trail Run 42 km MTB Race or Ride Duathlon 42 km MTB,11 km Run.
Where: Arrowsmith Station, Methven, Ashburton District
Address: Hakatere Lake Heron Rd, Methven, Ashburton District
From: 7:00am on Saturday 30th March 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 30th March 2019