Getting to Mid Canterbury

Make Mid Canterbury Both your arrival and departure points for your South Island adventure.
Mt Hutt Helicopters

The Mid Canterbury Region is just 80kms from Christchurch Airport bisected by the State Highway (SH1) to the east and by the more picturesque and spectacular Inland Scenic 72 Touring route. Between these two major highways is a network of quality roads allowing you to explore our region and visit small towns settlements. Conventional cars are all you need to experience much of Mid Canterbury, although vehicles with higher ground clearance are advised for some roads in the more remotes areas.

How to get here

By Air:

As New Zealand's second largest airport and the gateway to the South Island's world renowned tourist attractions and spectacular scenery, we invite you to discover Christchurch International Airport. You can fly direct to Christchurch with Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Air Chathams, Sounds Air, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Fiji Airways and Qantas Airways.

By Rental car or motorhome:

Collect your rental car or motorhome from Christchurch Airport and journey South across the Canterbury plains.

By Coach or Shuttle:

Methven Travel provides regular shuttle services from Christchurch Airport and nearby accommodation to Methven and return. 

National bus operators such as Intercity and Atomic Shuttles operate daily to and from Christchurch to Ashburton and on to other South Island regions. For further information or bookings, contact the Methven i-Site or House of Travel Ashburton