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Methven is the home of Mt. Hutt ski area in Canterbury, New Zealand. Located approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes 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. Methven is small town with a population of only 1,860 people.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Christchurch International Airport is approximately 90 kilometres from Methven, with many flights available from a range of major cities on a daily basis.

By airport shuttle[edit]

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

Get around[edit]

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


  • Mount Hutt skifield


  • Hot air ballooning
  • Skiing
  • Mountain Thunder Motorcycle
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Aoraki Balloon Services
  • Methven Heliskiing



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.

  • The Dubliner
  • Cafe Primo e Secundo
  • AQUA Japanes Restaurant and Takeaway
  • Ski Time Restaurant and Lodge
  • Arabica Licensed Cafe



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 to those visiting the Methven Mount Hutt region 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.

  • Methven Resort Hotel
  • Methven Motels and Apartments
  • Skibo House B&B
  • Lake Coleridge Lodge
  • The Brown Pub Methven Mt. Hutt

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