Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ - Tourism Guide & Community Information

Welcome to Methven Mt Hutt. 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.

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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3 days ago

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Eat & Drink in the Methven Mt Hutt Area

Click on the below link to download a PDF guide to Eating & Drinking in the Methven Mt Hutt Area. Perfect for displaying in accommodation compendiums / noticeboards, and for locals to stick on their fridge. (Full page advert will also be appearing in the Snowfed).

www.methvenmthutt.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Eat-Drink-Methven-Mt-Hutt-16.07.2018.pdf
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Eat & Drink in the Methven Mt Hutt Area

Click on the below link to download a PDF guide to Eating & Drinking in the Methven Mt Hutt Area. Perfect for displaying in accommodation compendiums / noticeboards, and for locals to stick on their fridge. (Full page advert will also be appearing in the Snowfed).

https://www.methvenmthutt.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Eat-Drink-Methven-Mt-Hutt-16.07.2018.pdf

2 weeks ago

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Click on link to view media release from NZ Transport Agency re Rakaia Gorge bridge repairs. Please share/tag friends & family that travel to Methven and Mt Hutt via the Rakaia Gorge / Inland Scenic Route 72.

nzta.govt.nz/media-releases/rakaia-gorge-state-highway-77-full-night-closures-for-bridge-repairs-...

Week starting Monday, 9 July:
Up to 20 minute stop/go delays during dayshift works (7am – 5.30pm, Monday - Saturday). The road will be open for 10 minutes on every hour and half hour. For example, the road will be open from 7.00am-7.10am, then will close and reopen from 7.30am-7.40am, with all traffic cleared at each opening.

“The work crews will do their best to minimise delays during the peak ski field traffic times,” says Miss McFarlane. “The alternative for anyone travelling from Christchurch to Mount Hutt is to go via SH1, Ashburton, to avoid delays in the gorge.”

Week starting Sunday, 15 July:
As well as the daytime closures outlined above, night closures will start this week. The road will be closed from 10pm to 5am Sunday nights to Friday nights inclusive. No vehicles will be permitted through the site during this time. A detour is available via SH1 (see the map below). This work is scheduled to take approximately six weeks to near the end of August.
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Click on link to view media release from NZ Transport Agency re Rakaia Gorge bridge repairs. Please share/tag friends & family that travel to Methven and Mt Hutt via the Rakaia Gorge / Inland Scenic Route 72.

http://nzta.govt.nz/media-releases/rakaia-gorge-state-highway-77-full-night-closures-for-bridge-repairs-coming-up-daytime-delays-from-9-july/

Week starting Monday, 9 July:
Up to 20 minute stop/go delays during dayshift works (7am – 5.30pm, Monday - Saturday). The road will be open for 10 minutes on every hour and half hour. For example, the road will be open from 7.00am-7.10am, then will close and reopen from 7.30am-7.40am, with all traffic cleared at each opening.

“The work crews will do their best to minimise delays during the peak ski field traffic times,” says Miss McFarlane. “The alternative for anyone travelling from Christchurch to Mount Hutt is to go via SH1, Ashburton, to avoid delays in the gorge.” 

Week starting Sunday, 15 July: 
As well as the daytime closures outlined above, night closures will start this week. The road will be closed from 10pm to 5am Sunday nights to Friday nights inclusive. No vehicles will be permitted through the site during this time. A detour is available via SH1 (see the map below). This work is scheduled to take approximately six weeks to near the end of August.

4 weeks ago

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🎈🎈🎈🏔️Ballooning Blackboard Special!🏔️🎈🎈🎈
People of Methven you are in Luck!
Michael from Ballooning Canterbury is offering us a blackboard special for this Friday 22nd June and Saturday 23 June only!

The weather is looking great, so this is your chance to rug up and climb into the glorious skies of Mid Canterbury for a special price of $316.00 each. (Normally $395 each).

Phone us at the i-SITE on 03 302 8955 or call in to book you spot. There are limited spaces so it might pay to be quick.
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4 weeks ago

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A slightly chilly Matt McLean from Breakfast live at Methven Primary School this morning promoting the Fonterra Grassroot Funds which we are lucky enough to have benefited from. ... See MoreSee Less