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About Methven Mt Hutt
Methven is located at the base of Mt Hutt Ski Area, one hour south of Christchurch International Airport on the Canterbury Plains in Mid Canterbury. Traditionally a sheep and grain growing area, dairy farming and specialised crops are now also an important part of our agricultural industry.
Methven is surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains, high country lakes and braided rivers. We are a very welcoming place for visitors wanting to interact with the outdoors or relax & unwind in an attractive rural setting with wide open spaces. Activities include skiing & snowboarding, mountain biking, golf, fishing, walking & hiking, jet boating, clay bird shooting, hot air ballooning, horse riding, hunting, 4WD high country adventures, and helicopter scenic flights.
Methven has the fastest rate of population growth in Mid Canterbury, with people attracted by the lifestyle, schools, welcoming community, and the proximity to the picturesque foothills and high country.
The township provides a wide range of shops & services (including a medical centre, dentist, pharmacy, supermarkets and a bank) to cater for visitors to the area and the local community which has a population of approx. 1,700.
The Methven Mt Hutt area offers a wide range of accommodation options including backpackers & budget, bed & breakfast, camping grounds, farm stays, holiday houses, hotels & resorts, lodges, and motels & apartments. If your family would like to rent a house (short or long term) we suggest making contact with our local real estate company Methven Real Estate. Our International Student Coordinator, Michelle Bungard, can also assist you to place a “House Wanted” advert on the Methven Noticeboard Facebook page.
There is a great selection of early childhood and after school care options in Methven and Mount Hutt College, a co-educational school catering for Year 7 – 13 students is located right beside Methven Primary School. Mount Hutt College is also a signatory to the Code of Practice and accepts fee-paying international students.
To discover more about the Methven area, visit the Methven Mt Hutt Guide website.