With a focus on a relaxed, refined lifestyle, the warmth of Methven will ensure you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Methven is only a 20 minute drive from Staveley Heights and everything in Methven is within walking distance so why not take a wander around town and check out some of the shops & services.
Methven… Only One Hour From Christchurch
Just one hour from Christchurch on Inland Scenic Route 72, this alpine themed village buzzes in winter with Mt Hutt Ski Area on our doorstep, some of the world’s finest skiing facilities and six Canterbury ski fields all within close distance.
There are all the essential services you’d expect including the Methven visitor’s information centre, banks, chemist, medical centre, supermarkets and a book shop, along with some great local arts and crafts shops and a fantastic art gallery showcasing some of the many talented local Canterbury artists. If relaxing is your thing, there is massage therapy, hot stone massage, outdoor garden spa pools, beauty therapy and hairdressers all ready and waiting to pamper you.
Canterbury Tourism In Methven New Zealand
In the winter, you’ll find three ski and snowboard shops and of course a gym to keep yourself in shape, just in case you’ve overindulged at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Over summer, people head to Methven New Zealand to interact with the outdoors, attend local events or to simply refresh and relax in our this amazing location which is rural and rustic, yet funky and modern.
The Methven weather and farming backbone also comes into its own. Tractors roll in and out of town and as you drive around, combine harvesters, irrigators and fields bursting with colour are common sights, if you have been wondering what to do in Canterbury, you have come to the right place. You can find more information about the popular Canterbury tourism activities to enjoy on your stay that are only a short distance away from Staveley Heights.
The Methven area offers visitors an array of hiking & walking experiences; from short walks suitable for the whole family, to challenging multi day hikes for the serious tramper. Other popular outdoor activities range from hunting & fishing, golf and hot air ballooning to skydiving, horse riding, jet boating, cycling & mountain biking and high country Lord Of The Rings tours and adventures.
You will find the friendliness of our locals appealing especially when dining out at one of more than a dozen local eateries from country pubs to first class restaurants and bars. No matter what time of the year you decide to visit, the Methven region provides a wide range of activities for you to enjoy while you stay.