Mt Hutt hosts world's best snowboarders
Some of the world's best snowboarders are in camp at Mt Hutt training on a purpose-built superpipe ahead of the Sochi Olympics.
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The Methven Mt Hutt ‘Kids 4 Free’ campaign is on again in 2014. The ’10 and under’ ski free deal for youngsters, part of a resort-wide community promotion that will see kids 10 and under stay, eat and ski for free for the entire winter season.
Leave your wallet at home, and use your mypass card to pay for lunch, lessons or that pair of goggles you always wanted.
Mt Hutt Village is an easy 1 hour drive from Christchurch International Airport.
Follow the Main Highway south to Rakaia and turn right for Methven. OR
Follow the West Coast Road to Darfield and turn left along Scenic Route 72.
Mt Hutt Village - Methven - real NZ.
You will see the foothills of the Southern Alps in the distance and the new zealand scenery that visitors come for.
Mt Hutt Village / Methven has some summer of fun planned including the Mt Hutt Bike Park that hosted stage three of the New Zealand national downhill mountain bike championships.
Check our host of activities.
Established in 1869 and named after Robert Patton's home town in Perthshire, Scotland, Methven Mt Hutt Village is a rural service town situated one hour from Christchurch, just off the Inland Scenic Route 72 at the foot of Mt Hutt.
Enjoy the views and fresh air. Methven has a host of summer and winter attractions, a great place for a snow ski holiday, as well as a full range of accommodation options. Mt Hutt Village Methven is also the home of exciting events.
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Enjoy the world class ski and snowboard slopes of Methven Mt Hutt, or experience the area's other attractions - hot air ballooning, jet boating, fly fishing and much more.
Each year thousands of visitors from around the world base themselves at Methven Mt Hutt Village, at the heart of seven ski areas and over 1000 square kilometers of the best heli-skiing terrain in New Zealand.
The village is also a popular summer resort for overseas visitors and New Zealand residents alike, the region's mountains and back country lakes offer adventurous outdoor activities.
Methven is at the heart of a whole host of activities and experiences including: fabulous subalpine and scenic walkways, six challenging country golf courses and one of New Zealand's best international golf resorts, hot air ballooning over the Canterbury Plains with views to the Southern Alps, experience a scenic flight by helicopter over the spectacular Canterbury High Country, jet boat up the spectacular Rakaia Gorge or a wild river raft on the Rangitata River, dare yourself and enjoy the extreme views and adrenlin charge of a tandem skydive, a 4WD journey through some of Canterbury's most unique locations including Mt Sunday - a hill made famous by the ‘Lord of the Rings' trilogy, horse trekking across some of the country's most beautiful landscapes or try your hand at tandem horse harness racing in a unique twin sulky behind a champion racer at full speed, and salmon or trout fishing in the high country lakes and braided rivers.
With over twenty eating establishments, visitors to Methven Mt Hutt Village can enjoy a wide variety of meals, from the classic kiwi takeaway or New Zealand country pub meal to delicious first-class fare. Fresh vegetables, meat and poultry grown in our region are sure to satisfy even the most discerning diner.
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New Zealand's landscape and temperate climate lends itself to outdoor activity. The country is renowned for its range of adventure pastimes - the best known being bungy jumping, jetboat riding, rafting and skiing. All available around Mt Hutt Methven. But adventure means different things to different people and the best aspect of the New Zealand adventure scene is that it provides activities rated from 'soft' to 'extreme' - from hiking and waterskiing to mountain climbing and caving.
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The South Island is one of the best road cycling locations in the world, providing a good mix of people where you need them, then long peaceful stretches of sheep-dotted countryside and spectacular scenery.
While road cycling is popular, mountainbiking is one of the fastest growing pastimes - largely due to the number of native bush and coastal trails developed to take advantage of New Zealand's terrain. World-class mountain biking tracks - suitable for all levels of biker - have been created in Christchurch - 100 km or 60 miles from Methven. Cycling is a great way to explore parts of the country you wouldn't necessarily see, and excellent for meeting people along the way. Back to Top
Mt Hutt - Methven - Summer Season.
Anglers come from all over the world, too, to try their luck in the crystal-clear waters. New Zealand has the best trout fishing in the world - in the glacial-formed lakes of Canterbury - around Methven Mount Hutt. Rakaia river, alive with salmon, is probably the best salmon fishing in New Zealand - 10 minutes from methven.
Sea fishing offers almost guaranteed fish too, with strict regulations on daily allowable catch ensuring sustainable resources. Fishing supported the indigenous people for decades.
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Walking / Hiking / Tramping
New Zealand Walking & Adventure Festival - April.
New Zealand's 'Great Walks' are world-renowned. These are the Milford Track in Fiordland, the Routeburn Track, the Kepler, Stewart Island's Rakiura Track, the Heaphy Track, Abel Tasman Coastal Track, the Tongariro National Park and Lake Waikaremoana. But there is more to walking or hiking in New Zealand than these. There are more than 150 walkways around the country, including heritage trails, with walks of up to a day's duration to be found between 10 minutes and half an hour from Methven Mount Hutt. All New Zealand cities have great native bush walks nearby, meaning you're never far from peace and relaxation. Whatever a person's fitness level, there's a suitable walk on offer in a country of people that relishes the opportunity to get outdoors. Unique alpaca farm nearby.
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With geography spanning white to black sand beaches, mountains, thermal mud pools and geysers, plains, forests, rivers and lakes, and volcanic plateaux, New Zealand's scenery leaves nothing to the imagination. More than 30% of the land has been set aside in national parks, reserves and special heritage sites to preserve the country’s ecological heritage. New Zealand has 13 national parks featuring relatively untouched landscape, that are home to ancient forests and landforms, rare birds, and creatures that have survived since prehistoric times. There are plenty of opportunities to explore New Zealand's unique environment, on land and at sea, with a growing eco-tourism industry aiming for ecologically friendly tourism models. Experience eco tourism just half an hour from Methven Mt Hut. New Zealanders are ecologically aware, and both Maori and Pakeha treasure the natural environment.
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