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Methven Motels

Methven, Canterbury

Methven Mt Hutt Village is a typical New Zealand country town. Situated one hour from Christchurch International Airport via State Highway 72, (the Inland Scenic Route) it is nestled at the foot of spectacular Southern Alps.

Methven is surrounded by the chequerboard fields of the Plains and dwarfed by a magnificent backdrop of mountains. This once quiet, rural village is now a Mecca for sports lovers from within New Zealand and overseas.

Each year thousands of visitors from around the world base themselves at Methven Mt Hutt Village, at the heart of seven ski areas and over 1000 square kilometres of the best Heli-skiing terrain in New Zealand. A stone's throw from the village, Mount Hutt Ski Area receives some of the deepest, lightest, driest powder in Australasia. Also voted 2015 best ski field in the World.

Of course, not all the excitement goes on in the Great Outdoors! Methven has a winter persona as a fun-loving centre of après-ski, and the balmy summer climate lends itself perfectly to alfresco evenings out. With over twenty eating establishments and bars, visitors to Methven Mt Hutt Village can enjoy a wide variety of meals, from the classic kiwi takeaway or New Zealand country pub meal to delicious first-class fare. Fresh vegetables, meat and poultry grown in our region are sure to satisfy even the most discerning diner. Many of the licensed eateries feature predominantly fine Canterbury labels on their wine lists, complimented by many boutique and international beer brands.

All this and more, just 92 kms from Christchurch, Methven is the perfect holiday destination, with all the advantages of a city, but with the added bonus of pollution-free, clear mountain air, breathtaking scenery, wide open spaces and BIG sky, and the friendliest people anywhere!

Your hosts

Chris & Karen of Methven Motels & Apartments identify as a part of New Zealand’s LGBTI+ community and are more than happy to sit and chat with our guests and provide information on local sights and activities.  Their local knowledge will enable you to connect to local town, countryside and mountain activities:

  • Fabulous sub-alpine and scenic walkways,
  • No less than six challenging country golf courses and also Terrace Downs, one of New Zealand's best international golf resorts.
  • Hot air ballooning over the Canterbury Plains with views to the Southern Alps is a must-do while in the area
  • Experience a scenic flight by helicopter over the spectacular Canterbury High Country.
  • Take a thrilling jet-boat ride up the spectacular Rakaia Gorge, or a wild river raft on the Rangitata River.
  • A 4WD journey through some of Canterbury's most unique locations including Mt Sunday - the location for Edoras, featured in the "Return of the King", third in the trilogy of 'Lord of the Rings' films.
  • Go horse trekking across some of the country's most beautiful landscapes or try your hand at tandem horse harness racing in a unique twin sulky behind a champion racer at full speed,.
  • Fish for quinnat salmon or brown trout in the High Country lakes and unique "braided" rivers.

Your hosts: Chris & Karen

197 Main Street
Mt Hutt Village

Telephone: +64 3 302 9200


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  • Studio motel rooms and apartments
  • 2 bedroom apartment
  • 2 or 3 bed motel units

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