Stretching from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, with stunning snow-capped mountains as its backdrop and bordered by impressive braided rivers and crystal clear lakes, Mid-Canterbury is one of the great secrets of New Zealand, with an inspiring range of both energetic and relaxing activities, complemented by genuine New Zealand heartland hospitality. In the heart of the region, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscape you will find the friendliest country town of Methven.
Methven is nestled at the base of New Zealand's twice award winning (2015 & 2016) 'Best Ski Resort' in New Zealand - The perfect playground for the novice skiers and boarders, intermediate and the thrill seeking experts .... the stunning views will inspire you and take your breath away!
Methven, in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island, feels a bit like a selfish little secret; a place so special that once you discover it, you want to keep it to yourself and don't feel remotely inclined to share it. Tranquil yet exhilarating, relaxing yet vibrant, Methven offers a perfect escape. Just one hour from Christchurch this alpine village buzzes in summer & winter. The town and surrounding district also caters for those seeking a more tranquil, country experience. With just over 1800 people in an attractive rural setting, Methven can equally be enjoyed for its open spaces.
Spoiled for choice....12 Bar/Restaurants....5 Cafes...4 Takeaways...5 Fine Dining....2 Supermarkets!
Of the many cafes in Methven, including the Award Winning Arabica Cafe (Peoples Choice, Canterbury 2016), all are within a few minutes walking distance of each other and each has a unique personality and atmosphere.
The region is renown for its Beef, Lamb and Crop farming so your can be assured fresh vegetables, meat and poultry grown in the area will feature strongly on menus in restaurants and bars and is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Join in the Alpine Vibe ... Eat, Drink & Play ... from the Iconic, Classic Blue or Brown Pubs through to any number of the A La Carte restaurants on offer.
Too tired?? In a hurry?? ... The Village also boasts a range of Takeaway Food outlets, world famous in Mt Hutt/Methven!!!!!
Two locally owned and operated supermarkets are stocked with a wide range of groceries, fresh produce, meat, chilled beer & wines and bakery/delicatessen items.