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Methven (Māori: Piwakawaka) is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located near the western edge of the Canterbury Plains, 35 kilometres north of Ashburton. The town with just over 1000 people is home to the Mt Hutt Ski Area [1]

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Christchurch Airport has regular flight to Australia, New Zealand and daily connection to Dubai and Singapore. The Airport is around 90km from the town. To get there, either rent a car or use one of the following public transport options. The Christchurch - Methven bus running daily during winter and 3 time weekly during summer [2]. Busses will pick you up from Christchurch Airport or in the City and bring you to anywhere in Methven, Busses although being scheduled daily don't run unless their are booking made at least 12hrs prior to the departure time. A oneway trip to Methven costs NZ$42 per adult or NZ$25 for a child. You can also travel with the Ashburton 24/7 shuttle to Methven - they run an on demand service from the airport for $68 per person.

Get around[edit]

From all accommodation in Methven it is around a 10 minutes or less walk into the center of the town.

During the Winter season a free Village Cruiser bus goes around the town every 30 minutes. Simply hail the bus to get on and tell the driver anytime you want to get off. [4]

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  • Peak to Pub, [5]. A one off event every september where individuals or teams make their way from the top of Mt Hutt to the Blue pub by Skiing, Cycling and Running  edit

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  • The Last Post Cafe & Bar, 116 Main St, Methven 7730, New Zealand, +64 3-302 8259, [6]. 5pm till late.  edit
  • Aqua Japanese Restaurant & Takeaways, 112 Main St, Methven 7730, New Zealand, +64 3-302 9010.  edit
  • The Blue Pub Methven, 1 Barkers Rd, Methven 7730, New Zealand, +64 3-302 8046, [7].  edit
  • The Brown Pub, Cnr Main Street and Forest Drive, Methven 7730, New Zealand, +64 3-302 8045, [8].  edit
  • Thai Chilli Methven, 1-15 Forest Dr, Methven 7730, New Zealand, +64 3-303 3038, [9].  edit

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Methven has a wide range of accommodation properties including hotel resorts, ski lodges, luxury B&Bs, motels, backpackers and camping grounds offering more than 2,000 beds to those visiting the Methven Mount Hutt region all year round. Mt Hutt Ski Area and the majority of ski fields in the Canterbury region do not offer on-mountain accommodation; Methven/ Mt Hutt Village is the accommodation base for ski holidays.

  • Methven Resort, 51 Main Street Methven, +64 3 3028724, [10]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 10:00.  edit

Get out[edit]

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