Mt Hutt Helicopters


Travelling to and from Mid Canterbury to easy and we offer travellers a selection of quality transport options, suiting all budgets and travelling preferences.
Mt Hutt Helicopters

By Air

Christchurch Airport is New Zealand's second largest airport . As the gateway to the South Island, the airport services 9 different airlines connecting Christchurch with domestic centres and 10 international airports: Bangkok, Brisbane, China, Dubai, Gold Coast, Australia, Hong Kong,  Melbourne,  Nadi,  Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei

Richard Pearse Airport, Timaru

Located 15 minutes from the town of Timaru, Air New Zealand Link operates out of Richard Pearse Airport and connects Timaru with 26 other domestic towns and cities including Auckland and Wellington.

By Road

Buses from Christchurch Airport to Methven 

Methven Travel provides regular transport services from Christchurch Airport and surrounding accommodation to Methven and return. They operate luxury modern Mercedes vans, offering plenty of space. Methven Travel operate a Winter and a Summer schedule to suit everyones needs and importantly, during winter they don't charge for ski and board bags.

For more information about Methven Travel and their services click here

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Buses from Christchurch Airport to Ashburton

InterCity operates over 100 daily services connecting more than 600 towns, cities and communities nationwide. InterCity also offers a range of economical pass products including InterCity FlexiPass and InterCity TravelPass. Each allows you total freedom to explore the national network at discounted rates and includes tour and ferry options.

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Budget Shuttles and Bus services offer transport to Christchurch city and airport. We travel to and from Timaru to Temuka, Geraldine, Ashburton and Christchurch return. We can pick you up any where along the State Highway 1 at Winchester, Orari, Rangitata, Hinds, Chertsey, Rakaia, Dunsandel, Burnham and Rolleston. Or pick you up from your Timaru home and take you straight to the Christchurch airport door.

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By Sea

Ferries have been Kiwis' favourite way of crossing Cook Strait for more than 50 years. 5 vessels connect the ports of Wellington and Picton, 3 with the Interislander and 2 with Bluebridge.

The journey takes 3 hours and up to 15 crossings are made per day. You can drive your car or campervan onto the ferry or time your crossing with the departure of the Coastal Pacific train making for a seamless transition from the North Island to Christchurch and Mid Canterbury.

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By Rail

KiwiRail Scenic Journeys

KiwiRail Scenic Journeys combine world class scenery and a modern rail system to connect Christchurch and Canterbury with neighbouring regions Marlborough and the West Coast.

How do you clear snow off the tracks? With a snow-plow train of course


The TranzAlpine traverses through the Southern Alps connecting the South Island's east and west coasts. Following the Waimakariri River through the Canterbury Plains and eventually climbing into the Southern Alps, the TranzAlpine stops in Arthur's Pass before passing through the Otira tunnel and continuing on to Greymouth.

The TranzAlpine departs daily from Christchurch at 8.15am and Greymouth at 1.45pm, enjoy the idyllic surrounds from the comfort of newly refurbished carriages all year round.

Coastal Pacific

The Coastal Pacific winds its way along the east coast of the South Island between Christchurch and the port-town of Picton. The Coastal Pacific stops in 9 towns along its route including Kaikoura - a world-renowned whale watching location. Kaikoura is located amongst 98 kilometres of coastline and boasts fresh seafood and daily whale and dolphin watching excursions.

Operating throughout an extended summer period (27 September - 4 May) the Coastal Pacific departs daily from Christchurch at 7.00am and Picton at 1.00pm.

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Methven Travel

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