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Feel the thrill of jet boating on the Rakaia Gorge, a spectacular river gorge with fantastic mountain views.

Tandem Skydiving

This is an incredibly easy, safe and enjoyable way to experience the excitement of sky diving without having to learn how; and with Methven’s location providing amazing views from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps, this is one activity you need to add to your "must do" list while visiting Canterbury.

Snow Sports

We've got Mount Hutt on our door step offering a full range of Snow Sports during winter months.

Hot Air Ballooning

Early morning journeys provide views across the sprawling patchwork of the Canterbury Plains framed by snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps.

Horse riding

There are several horse riding operators around the Methven region who provide opportunities to trek over farmland or through tussock country with views across the Canterbury Plains.

Scenic Heli

A great way to view Methven’s amazing scenery is by a scenic flight. Helicopter tours from Methven can take you to see some of New Zealand’s most beautiful landscapes including the snow capped Southern Alps, braided rivers, back country lakes, rugged high country stations, and the patchwork of paddocks across the Canterbury Plains.

Mountain Biking

There are many options for mountain biking; from fun tracks for the whole family (only a few minutes ride from the centre of town) right through to challenging downhill tracks.

If the above outdoor activities that the Methven offers simply aren’t your thing, or if you just want to treat yourself and relax in Methven, there are plenty of opportunities for those seeking a more tranquil, country experience.