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Optional Activities

When you're not on the golf course we've got a fantastic range of outdoor activities for you to experience within our Amazing Space. We can book all activities and arrange to transfer and collect you throughout your days off the course. Just tell us what you wish to do!

Tandem Skydiving

This is an incredibly easy, safe and enjoyable way to experience the excitement of sky diving without having to learn how. Methven’s location provides amazing views from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps. Sky diving here is one activity you need to add to your "must do" list while visiting our region.

Snow Sports

We've got Mt Hutt on our doorstep offering a full range of Snow Sports during winter months. From skiing to sledging or snowshoeing, just let us know what you’d like to experience.

Hot Air Ballooning

Early morning journeys provide views across the sprawling patchwork of the Canterbury Plains framed by snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Simply beautiful.


Feel the thrill of jet boating on the Rakaia Gorge, a spectacular river gorge with fantastic mountain views here again.

Fishing and Hunting

Surrounded by braided rivers, backcountry lakes and the foothills of the Southern Alps, the Methven region provides plenty of fishing spots and is a paradise for anglers. Recreational hunting is also available in the Methven High Country area. Trophy hunting can be organised by a number of specialised hunting guides in the area as well as bird shooting.

Horse riding

There are several horse riding operators around the Methven region who provide opportunities to trek over farmland or through tussock country with views across the Canterbury Plains.

Scenic Heli

A great way to view Methven’s amazing scenery is from the air. Helicopter flights from Methven can take you to see some of New Zealand’s most beautiful landscapes including the snow capped Southern Alps, braided rivers, back country lakes, rugged high country stations, and the patchwork of paddocks across the Canterbury Plains.

Mountain Biking

There are many track options for mountain bikers: from fun tracks for the whole family (only a few minutes ride from the centre of town) right through to challenging downhill tracks.

Sightseeing Tours

View two fantastic day tours we would love you to experience.

If the above outdoor activities simply aren’t your thing, or if you just want to treat yourself and relax in Methven, there are plenty of opportunities for those seeking a more tranquil, country experience.

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