About Us


Methven, in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island, feels a bit like a selfish little secret; a place so special that once you discover it, you want to keep it to yourself and don't feel remotely inclined to share it. Tranquil yet exhilarating, relaxing yet vibrant, Methven offers a perfect escape no matter what your taste or budget. Just one hour from Christchurch on Inland Scenic Route 72, this alpine-themed village buzzes in winter. Within close distance of nine Canterbury ski fields, some of the world’s finest heli-skiing country and majestic Mt Hutt, Methven is a snowsports magnet.

There are plenty of reasons to visit Methven, even if you are not a skier or snowboarder. The town and surrounding district also caters for those seeking a more tranquil, country experience. With just over 1200 people in an attractive rural setting, Methven can equally be enjoyed for its open spaces. Rent a car and within 10 minutes you are driving through farmland. Walk to the edge of town within 20 minutes or hire a bike for a ride in the countryside. Relax at the end of the day with a massage or sample a brew at a local pub while the Norwest wind turns the sky red.

Dine at one of more than a dozen local eateries or drive to boutique restaurants in the foothills.

Venture into the Southern Alps for to view our Amazing Space or step it up a gear with a high octane skydive or 4WD high country adventure.

If you come to Methven looking for fun you’ll find it unequivocally and also discover an unspoilt scenic paradise tucked away that everyone can enjoy.