Methven & Mt Hutt

Methven (Māori: Piwakawaka) is at the heart of nine Canterbury ski areas and over 1000 kms of New Zealand’s best heli-skiing terrain.
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Tranquil yet exhilarating, relaxing yet vibrant, Methven offers a perfect escape no matter what your taste or budget. 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.

Even if you are not a skier or snowboarder, there are many reasons to visit Methven - the pubs, the resort, the cafes, the Alpine and Agricultural Centre, the easy paced life, the spectacular backdrop of the Southern Alps, including Mt Hutt,  the proximity to mountain bikes trails, the closeness to the breathtaking high country. Within minutes of arriving you can enjoy a country golf course, horse trekking through the countryside, hiking or mountain biking, enjoying a massage or sampling a brew at a local pub while the warm Nor’west breeze turns the sky fiery red.

A hot air balloon or heli flight gives you a bird’s eye view of our patchwork textured landscapes and the Southern Alps. Step it up a gear with a high octane skydiving experience.

Methven Mt Hutt Village has a wide range of accommodation for all budgets. Visitors can choose between friendly backpacker hostels and camping grounds to tranquil bed & breakfasts and farmstays. Families will enjoy the range of self-contained motels and holiday homes and the young at heart will enjoy the fantastic atmosphere and facilities in our ski lodges and resort hotels.