Destination guide

The rustic city of Methven awaits you

The mountains, countryside and parks are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Methven. Well known for its skiing, golfing and bars, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Methven

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Methven a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Washpen Falls (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Mount Hutt Skifield (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Hororata Golf Club (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • Salmon World (22.4 mi / 36.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Methven

Travelers enjoy Methven for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in December, January, June or July, when snowfall averages 0 inches and temperatures average 36°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Methven

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Methven is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Awa Awa Rata Reserve (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Rakaia Gorge (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Washpen Falls (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Mount Somers (12 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Trott's Garden (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
  • Ashburton Domain (21 mi / 33.7 km)

Transportation to and around Methven

Fly into Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), the closest airport, located 46.5 mi (74.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Methven?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 19 holiday lettings near Methven. From 10 Houses to 3 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Methven for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Methven?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 10 Houses in Methven. Our other popular types of Methven holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 3 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Methven?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 11 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Methven. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.