Are you a first timer at Mt Hutt or maybe you want to trying gliding down the slopes on this skifield this winter? You may be eager to get up on the mountain but don’t really know how to get there, if or where you can rent gear, where you can stay or what you … More Your guide to skiing at Mt Hutt
New Zealand’s south island is notorious for it’s variable weather patterns. Canterbury especially, gets hit with high winds making it dangerous to be on any mountain and sadly resulting in a no ski day up Mt Hutt. Luckily there is still plenty to do in Methven and in the surrounding areas when the ski field … More 17 things to do in Methven (when Mt Hutt is closed)
Just over an hour drive through the Hakatere Conservation area and onto Mt Potts station is Mt Sunday. More of a hill than mountain, the short climb up gives a panoramic view of the Rangitata River and Southern Alps. To get to Mt Sunday from Methven head south on scenic 72, turn at Mt Somers … More Exploring Mt Sunday
Methven is situated in the perfect area for the watersport enthusiasts out there! Less than an hour each way out of town there are 4 lakes to get you out on the water under the sun enjoying a beautiful day. Lake Camp A favourite lake among the locals is Lake Camp situated up the Ashburton … More 4 lakes for water fun near Methven!
There is lots to do in Methven during the summer or winter months and one of our favourites is right in town, the Methven Walkway. The walkway was first opened years ago in 1979 and takes you on well-formed tracks through dense evergreens, past private farmland and along the Rangitata Diversion Canal. This is an … More Exploring the Methven walkway
At the end of McLennans Bush Road is the Awa Awa Rata Reserve. Only 12 km from Methven it is popular for its walking tracks taking you through Mt Hutt forest. There are a variety of tracks and signs and are very clearly posted in the picnic area and at the start of the tracks. … More Mt Hutt Forest walks near Methven
Methven is 10 minutes off highway 72 and is the perfect place to visit for a weekend getaway out of the city or a stop on an iconic New Zealand road trip. Known for its winter fun on the ski hills, Methven has just as much to offer all year round. The town has a … More Come explore Methven!
Tim and Laura here! Welcome everyone to Snow Denn Lodge’s new website and blog! We have created this new website and blog so we can connect with you, share travel tips, updates and our journey. We look forward to your visit and having you enjoy your stay in our private lodge or backpackers. In May … More Welcome to Snow Denn Lodge!