Tranquil yet exhilarating, relaxing yet vibrant, Methven offers a perfect escape no matter what your taste or budget. Just one hour from Christchurch via Inland Scenic Route 72 this alpine-themed village buzzes in summer & winter.
With Mt Hutt Ski Area on its doorstep (snow shuttles operate daily from Christchurch and Methven), some of the world’s finest heliskiing country and six Canterbury ski fields all within close distance, Methven is a snow sports magnet during the winter months.
The town and surrounding district also caters for those seeking a country experience. Enjoy Methven’s hospitality while you refresh and relax in our amazing space. You will find the friendliness of our locals appealing especially when dining out at one of more than a dozen local eateries from our own country pub to first class restaurants.
The region offers visitors an array of hiking & walking experiences; from a short walk suitable for the whole family, to challenging multi-day hikes for the serious tramper. Methven is also a great accommodation option for the Te Araroa walkway. Other popular outdoor activities range from mountain biking & cycling, fishing, hunting, golf and hot air ballooning to horse riding, jet boating, helicopter scenic flights and 4WD high country adventures. The new EA Networks swimming & sports complex in Ashburton is a great place for days you can’t be outdoors.