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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Methven?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 18 vacation rentals near Methven. From 10 Houses to 3 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Methven for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Methven?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Methven. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Black Diamond Safaris: 30 vacation rentals
  • Rakaia Gorge: 27 vacation rentals
  • Mount Hutt Skifield: 27 vacation rentals
  • Towers Triple Chair: 27 vacation rentals
  • Summit Six Chair: 27 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Methven listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Methven?

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

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Methven?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 12 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Methven. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.