Self-drive is a great way to explore Methven. You’ll have the flexibility to evolve your itinerary as you go along, and the freedom to explore places that are away from the usual tourist trails. Our roads are generally of a very high standard. All main routes are sealed and well signposted; traffic is light.
Car & campervan or motorhome rental is a great way to explore Canterbury. A wide range of vehicles to suit any budget are available from rental car agencies in Methven & Christchurch. Pre-booking your car rental in winter is highly advised. One-way hire between locations in the South Island can be arranged.
While exploring New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes by car, campervan or motorhome you need to be well aware of things like weather extremes, narrow, windy roads and different road rules before you begin on your journey
- The Drive Safe website is a great resource to assist with planning your trip and about driving in New Zealand. It highlights New Zealand Road Rules and provides reminders like keeping left, stopping at all stop signs, always wearing a seat belt, keeping to the speed limit, safely overtaking other vehicles, not driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and not using mobile phones while driving.
- 4WD Rentals website contains some really useful Winter Diving Tips, especially in regards to ski area access roads.