Mount Hutt Mt Hutt Methven


For a complete selection of accommodation options:

The Methven Mt Hutt Kids 4 Free campaig .

The ’10 and under’ ski free deal for youngsters, part of a resort-wide community promotion that will see kids 10 and under stay, eat and ski for free for the entire winter season.


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Ski Instructors


  • Neil has dates for Personal Training available in 2024 - Individual Attention.
  • NEW: Intro to Heli-skiing.
    Contact Neil for details.
  • Taught 35 seasons, 32 in NZ, 3 in the USA.
  • Teaches all ages and abilities.
  • Neil can teach the whole family in a private lesson.

I advise you to book your ski lessons once you have finalised your travel plans. Use the contact form here orEmail me direct with your required dates. 2024 Mt Hutt Ski School Prices

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Activities Attractions

Mt Hutt Village Methven is an area for all seasons and a great place to relax Come and enjoy.

  • Golf Courses at Methven &Terrace Downs
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Scenic Walks at Awa Awa Rata Reserve, Methven Walkway
  • Trout and Salmon Fishing
  • Jet Boating, River Rafting and Kayaking
  • Horse Trekking, Skydiving, Mountain Biking
  • 4WD Adventure Tours
  • Helicopter Flights Hertitage Trails
  • Clay Shooting
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Mt Hutt Village is an easy 1 hour drive from Christchurch International Airport.
Follow the Main Highway south to Rakaia and turn right for Methven. OR
Follow the West Coast Road to Darfield and turn left along Scenic Route 72.
Mt Hutt Village - Methven - real NZ.

You will see the foothills of the Southern Alps in the distance and the new zealand scenery that visitors come for.

Mt Hutt Village / Methven has some summer of fun planned including the Mt Hutt Bike Park that hosted stage three of the New Zealand national downhill mountain bike championships.

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Established in 1869 and named after Robert Patton's home town in Perthshire, Scotland, Methven Mt Hutt Village is a rural service town situated one hour from Christchurch, just off the Inland Scenic Route 72 at the foot of Mt Hutt.


Enjoy the views and fresh air. Methven has a host of summer and winter attractions, a great place for a snow ski holiday, as well as a full range of accommodation options. Mt Hutt Village Methven is also the home of exciting events.

Enjoy the world class ski and snowboard slopes of Methven Mt Hutt, or experience the area's other attractions - hot air ballooning, jet boating, fly fishing and much more.

Each year thousands of visitors from around the world base themselves at Methven Mt Hutt Village, at the heart of seven ski areas and over 1000 square kilometers of the best heli-skiing terrain in New Zealand.

The village is also a popular summer resort for overseas visitors and New Zealand residents alike, the region's mountains and back country lakes offer adventurous outdoor activities.


New Zealand has the highest number of golf courses per capita in the world, with many world-class courses and facilities on offer.

Tiger Woods' caddy, New Zealander Steve Williams, plied his trade on the greens at home, and New Zealand has produced many top international players, including current world No 19 (as at January 2003) Michael Campbell.

Courses overlooking snowy mountains - Mount Hutt, stunning lakes around Methven or with cliff-top sea views, make for some of the greatest golf locations in the world.


New Zealand's landscape and temperate climate lends itself to outdoor activity.

The country is renowned for its range of adventure pastimes - the best known being bungy jumping, jetboat riding, rafting and skiing.

All available around Mt Hutt Methven. But adventure means different things to different people and the best aspect of the New Zealand adventure scene is that it provides activities rated from 'soft' to 'extreme' - from hiking and waterskiing to mountain climbing and caving.



The South Island is one of the best road cycling locations in the world, providing a good mix of people where you need them, then long peaceful stretches of sheep-dotted countryside and spectacular scenery.

While road cycling is popular, mountainbiking is one of the fastest growing pastimes - largely due to the number of native bush and coastal trails developed to take advantage of New Zealand's terrain. World-class mountain biking tracks - suitable for all levels of biker - have been created in Christchurch - 100 km or 60 miles from Methven. Cycling is a great way to explore parts of the country you wouldn't necessarily see, and excellent for meeting people along the way.


Anglers come from all over the world, too, to try their luck in the crystal-clear waters. New Zealand has the best trout fishing in the world - in the glacial-formed lakes of Canterbury - around Methven Mount Hutt. Rakaia river, alive with salmon, is probably the best salmon fishing in New Zealand - 10 minutes from methven.

Sea fishing offers almost guaranteed fish too, with strict regulations on daily allowable catch ensuring sustainable resources. Fishing supported the indigenous people for decades.

The adventure tourism industry makes the most of having a country surrounded by sea, crisscrossed by rivers and lakes, covered in native bush and with a central spine of spectacular snow-capped mountains. There's something for everyone who enjoys the outdoor lifestyle Methven Mt Hutt has to offer and the special sense of freedom the relatively sparsely populated land provides.

Walking / Hiking / Tramping

New Zealand Walking & Adventure Festival - April.

New Zealand's 'Great Walks' are world-renowned. These are the Milford Track in Fiordland, the Routeburn Track, the Kepler, Stewart Island's Rakiura Track, the Heaphy Track, Abel Tasman Coastal Track, the Tongariro National Park and Lake Waikaremoana. But there is more to walking or hiking in New Zealand than these. There are more than 150 walkways around the country, including heritage trails, with walks of up to a day's duration to be found between 10 minutes and half an hour from Methven Mount Hutt. All New Zealand cities have great native bush walks nearby, meaning you're never far from peace and relaxation. Whatever a person's fitness level, there's a suitable walk on offer in a country of people that relishes the opportunity to get outdoors. Unique alpaca farm nearby.


With geography spanning white to black sand beaches, mountains, thermal mud pools and geysers, plains, forests, rivers and lakes, and volcanic plateaux, New Zealand's scenery leaves nothing to the imagination. More than 30% of the land has been set aside in national parks, reserves and special heritage sites to preserve the country’s ecological heritage.

New Zealand has 13 national parks featuring relatively untouched landscape, that are home to ancient forests and landforms, rare birds, and creatures that have survived since prehistoric times. There are plenty of opportunities to explore New Zealand's unique environment, on land and at sea, with a growing eco-tourism industry aiming for ecologically friendly tourism models. Experience eco tourism just half an hour from Methven Mt Hut. New Zealanders are ecologically aware, and both Maori and Pakeha treasure the natural environment.

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