Methven is a town that is visited if traveling to the Mount Hutt Ski Fields, other than that it is a diversion visit town. Methven is fully geared to the ski fraternity and outside this seasonal activity the town is very quiet. The coffee sets and bikies would also see Methven as a weekend and day trip destination.
Methven itself is a pretty town that has the majority of essential services and is a rural service town throughout the year and as mentioned undergoes a stark transformation in winter. The ski field is around half an hour away from Methven, the closest town.
Methven also served as a base to cast and crew for the filming of Edoras (located further inland), for The Lord of the Rings.
Methven is a town that is worth the visit and a stay over to pick up a movie in a different environment. There is ample accommodation in the off season.