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.

The two hotels are a regularly visited and are the classic design.

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.

In addition to skiing, another popular attraction is hot air ballooning.

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 has all of the traditional church groups.

The Methven Museum opens at weekends and Methven also has a two screen boutique cinema.

The Methven War Memorial is the set of gates by the high school.

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.



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course