Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ - Tourism Guide & Community Information

Welcome to the Methven Mt Hutt Region

This comprehensive online guide provides information for residents and visitors to the amazing space of Methven Mt Hutt, located within Mid Canterbury in the 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, welcoming community, and the proximity to the picturesque foothills and high country.

A lot of people visit Methven to explore our amazing back yard which provides an exciting array of summer and winter outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking & cycling, walking & hiking, fishing, jet boating, clay bird shooting, hot air ballooning, horse riding, hunting, golf, 4WD high country adventures, and helicopter scenic flights.

A wide variety Methven Mt Hutt events are held throughout the year – ski area events, sporting events (including MTB, cycling, running & walking events), live music & gigs, markets, community festivals, weddings, and conferences.

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.

Live Methven Weather Cam

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. Note: Mt Hutt is in the centre background.

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Aurora Australis ( Southern Lights ) This epic photo from Mt Hutt few days ago. Does this mean a big snow year ??? Photo Credit John Chapman ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

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Another absolute pearler of a day to do the Scarecrow Trail in Methven! (Pic thanks to the Methven live weather cam - can be viewed here:
Maps have been selling fast from the i SITE and we've had a bit of feedback regarding a couple of the slightly trickier scarecrows. Ah well it's good to have a challenge, if it was too easy you'd all get them all right...
Good luck and have fun!
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Oh hallo my beautiful home town of methven you are looking good with your autumn cover and My Hutt you are looking pretty cool 😎 xx

Awesome Day for Scarecrow Trail so many families having fun looking for them Well done Methven

Great holiday activity!

Jenna-Louise are you doing it again this year?

2 weeks ago

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Please find below a press release from NZ Police, our thoughts are with everyone that has been affected xxx

Fatality at Methven motorcyle event
Saturday, 15 April 2017 - 2:28pm

Police and emergency services are in attendance at the Mountain Thunder motorcyle event in Methven where a motorcyclist has died in a crash this afternoon.

The mototorcyclist initially suffered critical injuries in the crash at around 12:50pm and has since died at the scene.

The Serious Crash Unit are investigating.
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thoughts out there to all. the family, riders, the organisers and spectators..... so sad 😢

This is so sad. Thinking of all of those involved and spectators, and particularly the family. Kia kaha kia maia

Our thoughts are with all the family, friends and all the people involved in this event. As a ex rider and from Methven my heart goes out to you all very sorry to read this such a tragic day thoughts and deepest sympathies to the family and friends riders and organisers .

So sorry for family and friends and all involved.

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