Methven is a small town with a population of 1,900 people, and the home of Mt. Hutt ski area in Canterbury, New Zealand. Approximately 93 km from Christchurch International Airport, the area is renowned as being a year-round base for action sports enthusiasts, being home to a wide range of activities.

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Christchurch International Airport is about 93 km from Methven, with many flights daily from a range of major cities.

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Methven Travel runs transport services to and from Christchurch Airport, with summer and winter timetables. In winter, the shuttle travels each way three times a day.

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Map of Methven

There are a number of shuttle services between Methven and Mt. Hutt.

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  • Mount Hutt skifield
  • 1 Rangitata Diversion Race (RDR). A public works project that diverts water from the Rangitata River into Rakaia River while irrigating farms along the way. It goes by the north of Methven and under Waimarama Road and Mount Hutt Station Road. There are also a few walks that lead to the RDR from the town.    
  • 2 War Memorial.

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Restaurants, Bars, and Cafés edit

Methven is home to a number of restaurants, bars and cafes. Venues can be very busy, so to be sure to book your spot to avoid disappointment.

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Apart from the cafés, restaurants, and bars, there are also a few convenience and grocery stores where you can buy food and snacks.

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Methven has a wide range of accommodation properties including hotel resorts, ski lodges, luxury B&Bs, motels, backpackers and camping grounds offering more than 2,000 beds all year round. Mt Hutt Ski Area and the majority of ski fields in the Canterbury region do not offer on-mountain accommodation; Methven/ Mt Hutt Village is the accommodation base for ski holidays.

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Routes through Methven
Darfield ← Rakaia Gorge ←  NE   S  Ashburton

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