About Methven

Methven is the perfect escape for snow lovers and just over one hour’s drive from Christchurch. The alpine-themed village nestled close to the Southern Alps is a tranquil, yet exhilarating, relaxing, yet vibrant place for all tastes and budgets.

Located just an hour's drive from Methven is Porter Heights and Mount Cheeseman, two family friendly ski areas. Traveling further past these two mountains is Broken River, Craigieburn, Mount Olympus and Temple Basin, all of which are located in the Selwyn District. Venturing south from Methven the first Chill mountain, an hour and a half away is Fox Peak with terrain suited for all skiing levels.

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Where to stay in Methven


Brinkley Resort

Award Winning self-contained Qualmark 4 Star resort situated on mountain bus route. 80 apartments & rooms, laundry facilities, restaurant, outdoor spa pools, BBQ, tennis courts, Wi-Fi, Sky TV & helipad.

Ph: 0800 161 223
Web: www.brinkleyresort.co.nz
E: info@brinkleyresort.co.nz
Address: 43 Barkers Rd 


The Blue Pub

The place to be with a wicked bar, sunny verandah and outdoor dining. Their upstairs accommodation is easy, convenient and warm for those nights when you just can’t leave!
Ph: +64 3 302 8046 
Web: thebluepub.co.nz 
E: info@thebluepub.co.nz
Address: 2 Barkers Rd, Methven


The Brown Pub

A true kiwi country pub in the centre of Methven with affordable accommodation, family restaurant, great beer, fireside bar and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Ph: +64 3 302 8045
Web: thebrownpub.co.nz
E: info@thebrownpub.co.nz
Address: Cnr Main Street & Forest Drive


The Bunkhouse

The Mt Hutt Bunkhouse provides quality accommodation in Methven, at the heart of New Zealand’s South Island, near Mt Hutt. They offer guests two different types of accommodation, a backpacker lodge and a self contained cottage. Bookings can be made online via their website.Their central location is an easy 3 minute walk into the centre of town and their hospitality is unbeatable. For any further information please do not hesitate to contact them.

Ph: +64 3 302 8894 / +64 27 346 4968 
Web: www.mthuttbunkhouse.co.nz  
E: info@mthuttbunkhouse.co.nz
Address: 8 Lampard Street, Methven 7730


Abisko Lodge

Abisko accommodation offers travellers a wide range of facilities to suit most budgets.
Located a mere one minute stroll from the Methven village centre with all its charm; boutique shops,  restaurants, cafes and pubs makes Abisko Lodge the smart choice in “hassle free” accommodation for your stay in Methven.Choose from 13 comfortable ensuite rooms in the lodge or one of our well- appointed, self-contained two or three bedroom apartments. Campers can select from 18 powered campsites suitable for tents or motorhomes.

Ph: +64 3 302 8875 / +64 27 282 8553 
Web: abisko.co.nz 
E: accommodation@abisko.co.nz
Address: 74 Main Street, Methven 7730

Where to eat in Methven


Dom's Pizza

Methven’s "GO TO" for great food at affordable prices. Located in the heart of town, Dom's is an iconic place to meet, chill & eat. Offering Dine in, Takeaway & Home delivery options, you can choose to enjoy in the comfort of your own place or relax at ours. With a casual vibe Dom's is the place to replenish, refuel and relax after an action packed day outdoors.Great Pizza, Kebabs, Burgers, Shakes & more, we have your needs covered.

Ph: (03) 302 8237
Web: facebook.com/Doms

Where to shop in Methven


Big Al's Snow Sports

The team at Big Al's are excited and crewing up to take care of all your rental, retail and repair need for the 2018 season. We work hard each season to deliver the best rental prices in town. The Southern Alps are in our DNA. We've got over 30 years extensive local knowledge to offer. Combine that with our friendly staff, professional product training and trained elves and you know it makes sense. Come and toast you toes by the fire and experience the difference at Big Al’s.

Ph: 03-302 8003
Web: bigals.co.nz
Address: The Square, 7730 Methven, New Zealand


Alpine Sports

Their premium snow sport store, located in the European Chalet is home to a huge RETAIL and RENTAL range (including tow rope harnesses!). A comprehensive workshop of experienced ski technicians and boot fitters will have your gear in top shape whether you’re hitting rails, skinning mountains or racing courses!

Ph: +64 3 302 8084 
Web: alpinesports.co.nz 
E: info@alpinesports.co.nz
Address: The Chalet, 87 Main St

Transport & services in Methven


Black Diamond Safaris - Guided Tours and Transport

Ski or ride the best snow and terrain in New Zealand with Black Diamond Safaris. Experience the Club Fields with seasoned locals for single and multi-day guided adventures for all levels. Operating daily from Methven with Transport options available. BDS are the Club Field Specialists. Showing you the ropes since 1996.

Ph: +64 27 450 8283
Web: blackdiamondsafaris.co.nz   
E: info@blackdiamondsafaris.co.nz


Methven Heli

Established in 1986, Methven Heli has arguably the best range of heliski terrain in NZ, with 250+ named runs in the Arrowsmith, Ragged, and Palmer Ranges. Groups rarely cross lines after leaving the helipad at Glenfalloch Station, only meeting up for a delicious lunch, or drinks at the end of the day. The terrain features glaciated runs, views of both the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea - and drops exceeding 1,000 vertical metres!

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Ph: +64 3 302 8108 
Web: Methvenheli.co.nz 
E: methvenheli@alpineguides.co.nz
Address: Main street, Methven

The Chill Regions/Accommodation

Find out more about where to stay and play in the regions around the Chill Mountains. From Nelson Lakes & Marlborough in the North down to Queenstown & Wanaka in the South. In between there's Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs, Sensational Selwyn, the township of Methven, the Mackenzie District and Waitaki Valley and of course the home of Chill, Christchurch City. Here we share places to stay, eat, shop and explore to help plan your adventure in the Southern Alps.

The Chill Mountains

In 2020 The Chill6 accesses the five following Ski Areas in the Selwyn District;  Porters, Cheeseman, Broken River, Temple Basin and Mt Olympus.

The Chill12 accesses the five ski areas above plus Rainbow, Hanmer Springs, Mt Lyford, Fox Peak, Mt Dobson and Awakino.

The Chill Travel Pass accesses the 11 mountains on the Chill12 Pass as well as Christchurch Adventure Park. Up to two clips on the Chill Travel Pass can be used at Porters and/or CAP.