Methven © Bill Irwin
Mt Hutt Ski Area © Miles Holden - NZSki
Dairy Farming © Bill Irwin
Rangitata © Duane Schroeder
Arable © Bill Irwin

© Bill Irwin

Welcome to the Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ – A new website that is committed to becoming a comprehensive online resource for the Methven Mt Hutt area in the stunning South Island of New Zealand.

Methven has a permanent population of around 1,700 and is located near the foothills of the Southern Alps, one hour’s drive south-west of Christchurch.

We have the fastest rate of population growth of any town in Mid Canterbury, with people attracted by the lifestyle, schools, and the proximity to the picturesque foothills and high country.

Our amazing back yard provides an exciting array of summer and winter recreational activities for locals and visitors including skiing, mountain biking, walking & hiking, water sports, fishing, and hunting.

We offer a true rural lifestyle and welcoming community spirit. Traditionally a sheep and grain growing area, irrigation has changed the way we use our land. Dairy farming and specialised crops are now also an important part of our agricultural industry.

Note: The above image is updated every 10 minutes from Methven’s webcam. If you click on the image you can view a full screen time lapse of Methven’s weather.