Methven is a small town situated on the Canterbury Plains near the mountains. Methven is a popular tourist destination - especially in the winter when it is a hub for skiing, but it is also popular for hot air ballooning, jet boating, fishing, trekking and jetboating. Methven is just an hours drive on the Inland Scenic Route 72 and it really comes alive during winter as the nearby Mt Hutt ski resorts open. more
Methven is at the heart of nine Canterbury ski fields and over 1000 km’s of NZ’s best heli-skiing terrain.
Even if you are not a skier or snowboarder there are many reasons to visit Methven at any time of the year. Within minutes of arriving in Methven you can be enjoying a country golf course, horse trekking through the countryside, hiking or mountain biking nature trails or enjoying a massage or sampling a brew at a local pub while the Norwest turns the sky red.
A Hot air balloon or heli flight provides a bird’s eye view of our patchwork landscapes and southern alps.
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle and escape to Red Cottage in Staveley. Enjoy romantic evenings with open fires, candle light and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historical cottage. Watch the sun set over the surrounding mountains while enjoying local produce and fine wine, after a day of exploring this wonderful area.
Mobile-friendly - Brinkley Resort is a High Country apartment style resort with spectacular views of majestic Mt Hutt. Choose from studio rooms or two-bedroom apartments that will interconnect to make three bedroom apartments. Enjoy 2 outdoor heated spa-pools, floodlit tennis court & chip/putt greens. Shackleton’s Restaurant is perfect to relax in after skiing. Let us help you enjoy a remarkable holiday.
Mobile-friendly - Thrill and scenic photographic jet boat tours, 360-degree spins, salmon and trout fishing, fly and spin casting, helicopter rafting/jet boat combos. Our professional team can tailor-make your ultimate adventure, one hour from Christchurch at the base of Mt Hutt ski field... enjoy a slice of paradise in Canterbury High Country. Individuals to larger corporate groups, operating year round.
Mobile-friendly - Fable Terrace Downs Resort offers in-house and casual visitors a unique one-stop NZ getaway destination nestled in the foothills of Mt Hutt, within an easy hour's scenic drive of Christchurch International Airport. Featuring deluxe 1-7 bedroom accommodation, fine and casual dining options, a championship 18-hole golf course, Day Spa and a wide selection of other resort-operated activities to choose from.
Mobile-friendly - Join us on a journey to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country Station in the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand. This exciting day visits the most stunning and recognisable LOTR location - Edoras! Tour includes a delicious picnic-lunch and entertaining commentary from friendly local guides. You don't have to be LOTR fan to enjoy this amazing day.
It's time to blow the lid on a little town called Methven in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It may only be a small town, but it offers travellers the perfect place to escape too whatever their budget may be. The Methven area offers some of the world's best heliskiing country.
Mobile-friendly - Start your journey towards the ultimate New Zealand ski holiday. At Ski New Zealand we take pride in designing custom winter holidays across New Zealand's North and South Island ski resorts. We will do all the planning, booking and organizing, leaving you to enjoy your holiday completely stress-free! Get in touch to book your tailor-made New Zealand winter holiday today.
Based in the small and quiet township of Staveley in Canterbury, and located at the foothills of South Island's Southern Alps, is Staveley Heights Bed & Breakfast. Our boutique bed & breakfast contains 4 comfortable rooms that provides upmarket accommodation in Methven, that is only a short 20 minute drive from the nearby township of Methven.
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