In winter, Methven is a snow sport town. In every other season, it's a place to launch yourself into all kinds of outdoor adventure activities.
Crouched at the base of the Southern Alps, one and a half hours inland from Christchurch, Methven is a welcoming town for visitors looking for adventure. In winter, it’s a base for snow sport enthusiasts who come to conquer the slopes of nearby Mount Hutt.
At other times of the year, activities such as jet boating, hot air ballooning and mountain biking are popular. If you enjoy fishing and golf, you won’t be disappointed with Methven.
The town offers an excellent choice of eating places and bars. Accommodation ranges from backpacker lodges to character B&B's.
Offering heated rooms with flat-screen TVs, Abisko Lodge is just a 1-minute walk from Methven and Mt Hutt village centre. Featuring a lounge with fireplace, it has an internet cafe, laundry and kitchen facilities.
Abisko Lodge is a 30-minute drive from the boutiques and shops at Ashburt... (more)
Located in Methven, Big Tree Lodge Methven is a colonial villa and former vicarage, offering free Wi-Fi and free bicycle hire. Guests can prepare a meal in the shared kitchen or socialise in the shared lounge.Big Tree Lodge is a 3-minute drive from Methven Golf Course. It is a 40-minute dr... (more)
Brinkley Resort is a Qualmark 4-star rated accommodation in the alpine town of Methven in Canterbury.It has 80 apartments overlooking the Southern Alps and guests staying there can choose from 40 studios or 40x2brm apartments. Shackleton's Bar & Grill is located within the resort and its c... (more)
As you pull into Methven Mt Hutt Village and stand at the cross roads of the two main streets (one fittingly named Main Street!) you'll see two pubs on opposite corners. One of them is Blue, one of them is Brown. Ours is the Brown one.The catch phrase "your true country pub" is very apt as... (more)
Central Apartments Methven offers luxury, self-contained accommodation, just a 15-minute drive from Mt Hutt Ski Fields. Featuring stylish décor, these heated apartments boast a balcony offering mountain views.Methven Central Apartments is a 2-minute drive from Methven Racecourse and a 5-mi... (more)
Featuring a German-style restaurant and bar with open fireplace, Forest Lodge has a comfortable guest lounge and a ski drying room. Ski shuttle services pick up and drop off from directly outside the lodge.Forest Lodge Methven is only 800 metres from Methven town centre. Mount Hutt Ski Are... (more)
Situated in Methven, close to all summer and winter activities. Comfortable stay in a picturesque location with a stunning mountain backdrop. Tariff: power sites $15 adults, $5 child, cabins (sleep 2-6 persons) $45 (2 persons), tents $14 adults, $5 child.
Smart modern complex, featuring excellent views of Southern Alps and Mt Hutt, located just 150 metres from the heart of Methven Village and its cafes and restaurants, bars, shopping and activities. Mountain view studios and Mountain view family 2 bedroom units, all with modern furnishings,... (more)
Guests can enjoy a relaxing stay at Methven Resort, offering a heated 25 metre outdoor pool in summer and three small heated pools year round. You can dine at the onsite bar and restaurant.Methven Resort is just a 5-minute walk from the heart of Methven and a 3-minute drive from Methven Go... (more)
Mount Hutt Motels has 10 large fully self-contained,comfortable units. Closest motel to Mt Hutt ski field and yet only 500m to Methven Village town centre. 7 studio units complete with ensuites and kitchens, 3 x 2-bedroom apartments with full kitchen facilities, bathroom & separate toilet.... (more)
1km off State Highway 72. Christchurch 75 minutes. Closest holiday park to Mt Somers Walkway. 20 minutes from Mt Hutt ski field, fishing, bushwalks. Playground, swimming pool and squash court in village. Historic trail, local museums. High Country lakes. 2 ensuite and 6 standard cabins, po... (more)
Redwood Lodge features a guest lounge with log fire, and a sunny courtyard with views of the mountains. It is just 4 minutes’ walk from various shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Free on-site parking is provided.You can choose to stay in a lively dormitory room or in the comfort of your o... (more)
Warm and comfortable Self-contained unit. Situated in Methven/Mt Hutt Village close to all summer and winter activities. 5min walk to town centre,cafes,restaurants. Small dogs and cats are welcome.Chalet has a Queen size bed in separate bedroom, pull out sofa bed in lounge.Facilities inclu... (more)
Everything about Ski Time is just right, from the open fires, classy decor, extensive wine list, fantastic food and brilliant service. Our stylish cosy atmosphere and warm welcome will ensure you never want to leave!We are located only just over an hour's drive from Christchurch Internatio... (more)
Our 8 chalets are set in 3 acres of landscaped gardens, each chalet with its own deck to sit on and enjoy the views of Mt Somers and the surrounding mountains. The spacious grounds also ensure privacy for each chalet. Well-behaved friendly dogs are also welcome with approval from either Ma... (more)
Located in the heart of Methven, The Blue Pub features an onsite bar and restaurant with evening entertainment. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free parking.The Blue Pub Methven is a 5-minute drive from Methven Golf Course. Christchurch is a 1-hour and 10-minute drive away.All heated accommodat... (more)
Located in the heart of Methven, guests enjoy free WiFi and an onsite bar and restaurant at The Lodge. All heated rooms feature a TV, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.The Lodge Methven is a 4-minute drive from Methven Golf Club. Christchurch is a 1-hour and 10-minute drive away.... (more)
Mount Hutt Memorial Hall, Methven, Ashburton District
Tue 13 Nov 2018 6:30PM / Family & Lifestyle
Food Lovers Masterclass - Ashburton
At this educational masterclass, not only will you receive $100 worth of goodies from your local council, you will get lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you can ... more
Mount Hutt Memorial Hall, Methven, Ashburton District
Wed 14 Nov 2018 6:30PM / Family & Lifestyle
Waste Free Parenting Workshop - Ashburton
This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. ... more
The annual Hororata Parish Spring Fair is one of the 'must do's' for many families in the Selwyn District. Reduce the screen time and head out for some family fun!
A drive in the countryside for Labour Day with free ... more
I’m excited to be hosting a Nature's Solutions class, where you’ll learn how to introduce essential oils and products to your daily routine, for a healthier and happier lifestyle.
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The Hororata Highland Games is Canterbury's own Scottish Festival offering a full day's entertainment with something for everyone. This is a big event with a diverse range of attractions and activities, you don't have to ... more
The seventh annual Oxford Garden Fete, set in the beautiful grounds of Ribblesdale Gardens, is being held on Sunday 28 October 10am-4pm.
The fete will feature over 100 stalls offering up an amazing selection of food, ... more
The Geraldine Summer Fete is a day of indulgence and elegance.
Wander around Stover’s Stunning garden while listening to live music, enjoy the friendly, fun relaxed atmosphere. A unique shopping spree with an ... more