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Methven Walkway.

Methven Walkway was opened in 1979 and takes in a range of scenery from rural fringe, irrigation canal and the most magnificent views of the Southern Alps in the District.

The Methven Walkway is about 12km in length and has a range of options throughout the track to extend or reduce your distance. In recent years, the Walkway has been upgraded through a range of initiatives led by the Methven Community Board and Ashburton District Council; and with the enormous support of Methven Lions and members of the Community. 


The upgrades have made the Methven Walkway one of the most utilised public spaces in the District and is proudly utilised by locals and visitors alike. If you're up for a leisurely stroll, or feel the need to burn some energy then hit the Methven Walkway. 


Mt Hutt
Forest Bike Park.

Mt. Hutt Bike Park boasts a 30km+ trail network, from a family friendly XC loop to epic single track, double-black diamond technical descents and with some nice climbs to link it all together.


But don’t let the jumps put you off; there are easy lines around all the features and jumps catering for all riders.

Alpine & Agricultural Encounter.

This multi-faceted walk through encounter uses audio visual displays and large exhibits showcasing farming and snow sports.

The Encounter has been created to give visitors a real understanding rural and alpine life in Canterbury.

Golf Club.

Known as one of the finest country courses in New Zealand, the Methven 18-hole golf course offers spectacular views of Mt Hutt Ski Area and the Southern Alps.


Located just a few minutes from town, Methven is a picturesque golf course that reflects the true culture of the Methven Community. 


Methven Skate Park.

Many years in the making, the Methven Skatepark opened in early 2020 and is located on the corner of Bank and McMillan Streets.


Featuring international standard features, Methven Skatepark has now become one of the premier skateparks in New Zealand. The development of the skatepark was underpinned by the enormous energy and dedication from local community group Kidz Methven. 

Visioned by locals, designed by locals and built by locals, Methven Skatepark is a testament to culture and attitude that makes Methven the Way Life Should Be.

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More Cool Things to See and Do in Methven.

Places to

Methven Walkway

Awa Awa Rata Reserve

Rakaia Gorge Walkway

Staveley Walkway

Mount Somers Walkway

Hakatere Lakes & Alpine Trails

Te Araroa Trail

Places to

Garden of Harmony

Methven Library

Methven Toy Library

NZ Agricultural & Alpine Centre

Methven Heritage Trail

Things to

Methven Skate Park

Methven Golf Club

Mt Hutt Forest Bike Park

Backcountry Hunting & Fishing

Methven Skills Park

Backcountry Tramping

Ice Skating

To learn more about things to do in Methven, pop into the local iHub or learn more here.

Things to Do.

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