Tranquil yet exhilarating, relaxing yet vibrant, Methven offers a perfect escape and home base for Mt Hutt adventures no matter your taste or budget.

Just one hour from Christchurch on Inland Scenic Route 72, this alpine-themed village nestled close to the Southern Alps offers families the opportunity to spend their days going hard on the slopes and the nights enjoying the après ski buzz in the many restaurants and bars.
An unparalleled ‘Kids 4 Free’ initiative means kids under 10 stay and play for free! This means free travel, free accommodation, and free meals when accompanied by a paying adult and free skiing at Mt Hutt! An amazing holiday destination – particularly for families with young children.


For a full list of participating businesses and all the info visit and gear up for a winter wonderland family holiday of a lifetime.

Mt Hutt is an easy 35 minute drive from Methven, or take the Skibus (hey why not the kids are free!) to Mt Hutt’s dedicated learning facilities suitable for all abilities, and an all day supervised kids programme for two-years and up.

With the ‘Kids 4 Free’ deal savings in your back pocket, experience the surrounds with a touch of adventure; the odd walk or bike, jet boating up the Rakaia River, discovering the Alpine and Agricultural Encounter, discover the Staveley ice skating and curling rinks set in native bush just 20 minutes from Methven (grab a hot chocolate and enjoy around the fire of this wonderful hidden gem) or a smidge of retail therapy thrown in for good measure.