Tourist Activities & Attractions In Methven

Methven is a small town located near the western edge of the Canterbury Plains, in the Canterbury region. A popular tourist destination, Methven is perfectly located for fishing, jet boating, tramping, hot air ballooning and skiing at nearby Mt Hutt. Methven is busiest in winter (June to September), when it fills up with people heading to the mountain to enjoy the fresh snow and awesome slopes on offer. Over summer (December to March) it's an affordable base for trampers and mountain bikers heading into the mountain to make the most of the trails

Hover For More Info


Escape to a world of peace and tranquillity.  Hot Air Ballooning is a magical experience and a flight with Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt  isn't just Canterbury's own “big mountain” – it's also one of New Zealand's largest ski areas with some of the best natural snow around. Voted NZ's Best Ski Resort Mt Hutt boasts wide open terrain for all ski and snowboard ability levels. Superb conditions, spectacular terrain and laid back kiwi hospitality will leave you dreaming for more.

Rakaia Gorge Walkway

10.4km walk along the top of the Rakaia Gorge - around 3-4 hours return. The track goes through forest, then shrub, up to the ferryman’s track.


Discover some of the best backcountry fishing locations New Zealand has to offer with the experienced fly fishing guides of BackCountry New Zealand. Fish for Trophy Brown or Rainbow Trout amidst the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps with Back Country New Zealand

"Paradise Found", Michael Timbrell, Director, Sydney, Australia


Abisko Lodge

74 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand Post Code: 7730
Phone: 03 302 8875 Mobile:  027 2828 553
Email: accommodation@abisko.co.nz

Follow Us

You can follow Abisko Lodge on our social media for upcoming events and information on our latest specials.

©Abisko lodge 74 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand - all rights reserved