What To See And Do In Methven / Mt Hutt.

There is plenty to do in or near Mehven / Mount Hutt Village. Whether you want to launch yourself into many of the outdoor adventure activities or just take life easy with plenty of rest and relaxation - we recommend a mixture of the two - all with the spectacular backdrop of the Southern Alps.


Methven Golf Club is known as one of the finest country courses in New Zealand, with its stunning views of the Mt Hutt Ski Field and the Southern Alps. With 6 more golf clubs nearby and Methven Golf Club is a 4-minute drive from The Lodge.

Beautiful Scenery

Methven / Mt Hutt and surrounding area boosts some of the most beautiful scenery. This photo is of the Rakaia Gorge from the Rakaia River bridge just north of the town of Rakaia, a 25 min drive frome The Lodge - just explore!

Ski Mt Hutt

The Lodge, is a 35 minute drive to one of the largest ski areas in the South Island Mt Hutt with it's summit of 2190 metres, so an exceptional snow record. Mt Hutt is scheduled to open Friday the 10th of June, 2016 and run to mid October.

Mountain Biking

Methven / Mt-Hutt aera - offers some of the absolute best biking around - there are plenty of options for mountain biking on road & track.


Methven - there are plenty of options for kayaking, lakes and rivers, this can be organised for you.


Photos from Mehven / Mount Hutt Village May 2016.

Rest & Relaxation

After any adrenalin-pumping experience you'll need some R & R - A picnic by river should do the job nicely...

Methven / Mount Hutt Village traditionally evey winter turns into a ski village for Mt Hutt ski fields, Methven is at the heart of nine Canterbury ski areas and over 1000 kms of New Zealand’s best heli-skiing terrain.

These days Methven is an all year tourist destination and this is just a sample of things to do. Did we mention the hot air ballooning, heritage trails, ecotourism guides, craft markets, art galleries, farm tours and a calendar of events and festivals to fill your time with memorable South Island experiences. Also - the annual Mountain Thunder motorcycle street-races, A & P show and the rodeo, to name a few.

Our amazing back yard..

The Lodge

Methven / Mt Hutt Village
Cnr Chertsey Rd & Kilworth St,
Methven, NZ.
Phone: +64 3 303 2000


Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre

The Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre is located within the Methven Heritage Centre on the main street of Methven, and is a regional office of the Visitor Information Network (VIN) – which can easily be recognised by the green ‘i’ and logo.
We are open for face-to-face, telecommunication and mail contact 7 days a week, 364 days a year.

Methven, New Zealand

Methven (Māori: Piwakawaka)

Is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located near the western edge of the Canterbury Plains with the spectacular backdrop of the Southern Alps.

Our amazing back yard..

We look forward to seeing you at The Lodge hotel and Crossroads Restaurant & Bar.

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