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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1 week ago

Methven Mt Hutt NZ

It's definitely cold enough to be making snow!Our snowmaking system is maxed-out in the cold temps today. We're flowing 5 tonnes of snow every minute! And the cold temps are forecast to last all through the weekend and into Monday.... ... See MoreSee Less

Its definitely cold enough to be making snow!

1 week ago

Methven Mt Hutt NZ

Canterbury Snow and Weather Watch
The team at Canterbury Snow and Weather Watch having some fun up the Mt Hutt access road tonight. Sleety showers in town, dropped from 13 degrees to 1 degree pretty quickly. Settling around the foothills. Forecast for a clear day tomorrow with another cold snap tomorrow night.
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Craig Wakelin

2 weeks ago

Methven Mt Hutt NZ

Mt Hutt has started snowmaking ❄It's show time! Cold temps have allowed us to fire up our guns for the first time this winter last night. Mt Hutt is the first ski area to start smashing out the white stuff. From now onwards we will be making snow as condtions allow 24/7. Big ups to our snowmaking crew and to Roman Prazak for the pics. #lovewinter #mthutt ... See MoreSee Less

Mt Hutt has started snowmaking ❄