Brinkley Resort

Brinkley Resort is recognised as one of New Zealand's most popular family winter holiday destinations

Brinkley Resort
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Brinkley Resturant

About Brinkley Resort

Brinkley's is a High Country self contained accommodation style resort and conference centre situated in the Alpine heartland village of Methven at the foothills of majestic Mt Hutt. 

Brinkley Resort is recognised as one of New Zealand's most popular family winter holiday destinations and also a preferred Conference centre choice for numerous NZX listed companies. 

The Resort is serviced by twelve ski fields as well as direct heli ski activities from our on-site heli pad. Our closest mountain is the world renowned Mt Hutt Ski field which boasts one of New Zealand’s biggest ski areas and some of the longest vertical drops in the South Island. 

Other nearby ski fields with excellent natural snow include, Porters, Mt Dobdon, Ohau, Round Hill, Tasman Glacier, Broken River, Mt Lydord, Craigieburn, Mt Cheeseman, Mt Olympus and Temple Basin 

We are a two minute walk to the centre of town and the resort is conveniently positioned on the transport route for all mountain bound tour operators.

The resort features a total of 80 self contained apartments comprised of 40 studios and 40 quality two bedroom apartments. 

Nestled into the foothills of majestic Mt Hutt, surrounded by the perfect mixture of nature and a range of exhilarating recreational and pleasure activities, Brinkley Resort offers the ideal Methven Accommodation for both the holidaymaker and business person alike. 

Only one hour's drive from Christchurch, you will leave the city behind in no time, and as you approach Methven the stunning Southern Alps and Mt Hutt range come into view.

Our Qualmark 4 star accommodation is the ideal choice for skiers & snowboarders, families, fishermen, golfers, walking groups as well as wedding parties and conference groups.

Amenities include our award winning restaurant and licensed bar, outdoor spa pools with mountain views, floodlit tennis court, chip & putting green and children's playground. 

You can even fly directly from our exclusive helipad at the resort to Mt Hutt from as little as $120 p.p. We are lucky to be surrounded by golf courses, walking tracks, high country lakes and rivers offering world class fishing and of course, Mt Hutt Ski Area in our rather stunning backyard!

Brinkley Resort has been nominated for the 2015/16 People's Choice Award - Best Nationwide Retreat Centre. 

We greatly appreciate your support.


Room Type
Summer 2017 - 2018 - 1 Nov 17 -31 May 18
Studio Room - $145
Two bed apartment - $255

Studio and apartment (3 bedroom apartment) - $385

Summer – cancellations or amendments within 3 days of your arrival date incur 100% of the total booking price.
Winter – cancellations or amendments within 7-14 days of your arrival date incur one night’s accommodation, within 7 days of arrival date 100% of the total booking price.


Reception Hours Summer 9am to 5pm.
Winter Reception Hours 7.30am to 7.30pm

After hours late arrivals easily organised and available all year round. Just let us know your requirements prior to arrival.




It will take you just over an hour to reach Methven Village from Christchurch International Airport - Driving south from Christchurch, take State highway 1 to Rakaia. Turn right at the big salmon, stay on the main road and you will drive straight into Methven. Brinkley Resort is the first place you will see on your right as you enter the town limits. Alternatively, take the Inland Scenic Route on SH72 through Horarata and Rakaia Gorge and turn left at the first signpost you see (at Mt Hutt Station) to Methven via the alternative route. You will drive straight into the Main Street of Methven - turn left just after the Mobil Gas Station and follow the road around to the left again. The entrance to the Resort is about a hundred metres on your left just past the paddock with the tame sheep!

Helicopter Transfer

Brinkley Resort has a helipad on site and can arrange helicopter transfers from Christchurch or from other locations. Please enquire directly if you are interested and we can provide a price.