Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury


  • Snow sports
  • Fishing and golfing


  • By car: 1 hour 20 mins from Christchurch

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.

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