Mount Hutt Motels is in the Methven Village, only 500m from Methven town centre with all the shops, ski accessories, supermarkets, Information Centre, service station, restaurants and bars.

The Christchurch Airport is an hour and  a quarter's drive to the motels and only 10minutes to the base of Mt Hutt.

This is an ideal location for guests to be collected from the gate in the ski season by bus and tour operators.

 Mount Hutt Motels are only 500m from the racecourse and 3km from Methven's 18-hole golf course.


Mount Hutt Motels are:

  • 26km from Mt Hutt ski field
  • 100km from Christchurch
  • 70km from Geraldine
  • 157km from Lake Tekapo
  • 262km from Aoraki Mt Cook
  • 413km from Queenstown


Mt Hutt Motels is open year round. Come and enjoy.

Mt Hutt ski area contains no accommodation on the mountain. All the main accommodation providers are in Methven/Mt Hutt Village. Located at the foot of the Southern Alps 2086m above sea level, Canterbury's Mt Hutt is devoted to its laidback and genuine Kiwi atmosphere. Its breathtaking views on a clear day stretch across the Canterbury Plains all the way from the Pacific Ocean to Aoraki Mt Cook. A vast mountain with 472 hectares of diverse terrain, Mt Hutt is relaxed, friendly, challenging and exciting, all at once.

Mt Hutt is just over an hour's drive from Christchurch and a 10min drive to the base of Mt Hutt from Methven.

Below is a list of attractions, however many guests come to Mt Hutt Motels simply to relax.

  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Skiing – snow and water
  • Snowboarding
  • Salmon and trout fishing
  • Hunting – tahr, chamois, deer
  • 18-hole golf – excellent course
  • Farm tours – sheep, crops, deer
  • Alpine garden walks
  • Mt Somers walkway
  • Mountain biking
  • Jet boating
  • Bungy
  • Parachuting
  • River rafting
  • Organic winery
  • Festivals
  • Helicopter scenic flights
  • Harness racing
  • Craft fair
  • Great cafés, restaurants and bars

There is a genuine friendliness in Methven - Mt Hutt.

Mount Hutt Ski Field

Voted New Zealand's Best Ski Resort, Mt Hutt boasts wide open terrain for all ski and snowboard ability levels plus kids 10 years and under ski for free at Mt Hutt. Superb conditions, spectacular terrain and laid back Kiwi hospitality will leave you dreaming for more.

Mount Hutt Ski Field

Discovery Jets

For an adrenalin-pumping experience you'll never forget, jump aboard the Discovery Jet and blast along the ever-changing Rakaia River. Discovery Jet is the the only certified commercial operator through Maritime NZ on the Rakaia Gorge. You'll need to hang on tight as the driver skilfully weaves the jet board through the intricate network of braided river channels, skimming along stony banks and through gushing opalescent blue waters rich with salmon and trout.

Discovery Jets

Methven/Mt Hutt Guide

This comprehensive online guide provides information for residents and visitors to the amazing space of Methven Mt Hutt, located within Mid Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand.

Methven/Mt Hutt Guide

Mt Hutt Helicopters

As the only operator in New Zealand with a heli-pad on site at a commercial ski field Mt Hutt Helicopters enjoy unparalleled access to the renowned Mt Hutt ski area, while their extensive knowledge of the local area allows them to access the most remote areas of the South Island imaginable, providing breathtaking opportunities for everyone from hunters, anglers, skiers and snowboarders, to hikers, trampers and those looking for the most romantic of getaways.

Mt Hutt Helicopters

Methven Golf Club

The Methven Golf Club is known as one of the finest country courses in New Zealand. Nestled under the Southern Alps, Methven's course offers an intoxicating combination of stunning vistas, beautiful tree-lined fairways and wonderfully kept fairways and greens. Being situated in rural Canterbury means the interesting and easily walked course is never crowded. This, combined with the great value green fees, beautiful scenery and wonderfully kept course makes a visit to the Methven Golf Club a must-do for any golfer.

Methven Golf Club

The Dubliner

At The Dubliner you'll find a great pint, food, music and craic served seven days. Their large open fire and friendly team work hard to create a comfortable and cosy atmosphere. The Dubliner has a great outdoor deck area.

The Dubliner