Pinedale Lodge

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11 Alford Street, Methven 7730 New Zealnd

Activities & Events

Methven is the place for all seasons!

Methven is a popular summer and winter resort in the South Island heartland and Pinedale is the ideal place to stay to enjoy it all. Methven activities & attractions are based around the region’s stunning mountains, gorgeous high-country lakes, forests and rivers. Here are just some of the great things you can enjoy:

Skiing/snowboarding at world-renowned Mt Hutt or the club fields in Arthurs Pass

Heli-skiing/boarding, or a heli-picnic?!

Hot Air Ballooning at “the finest ballooning location in New Zealand” with Aoraki Balloon Safaris

Play golf at the picturesque Methven Golf Club

Jet boat on the stunning braided Rakaia River

Experience White Water Rafting with Rangitata Rafts – an adrenaline adventure

Tandem skydiving at Ashburton

Hunting – personalised guiding for big game animals or fishing

Claybird shooting at Terrace downs

Try something new with Canyoning

Journey into Lord of the Rings country for stunning scenery lord-of-the-rings

Mountain biking trails and jump park MtHuttBikeTrail

Hiking – Methven Walkway, Mt Hutt Forest, Mt Somers, Rakaia Gorge, Washpen Falls plus a lot more    Child Friendly  Dog Friendly

Ice Skating & Curling at the Staveley Ice Rink Staveley Ice

Skateboard park coming soon….

There are loads of fabulous annual events in Methven from multi-sport events to markets.

Methven Events


  • Methven Summer School January
  • Women on Wheels February
  • Ride the Rakaia February
  • Mt Hutt Bike Park Shuttle Days February, 
 March, April
  • Diggler Downhill Mountain Bike Race March
  • Methven A&P Show March
  • Arrowsmith Thee Races Mountain Bike & High Country Marathon April


  • Methven Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Street Race 
Easter Saturday



  • Methven Races September
  • Peak 2 pub October
  • Mission Mt Somers October
  • Methven Rodeo Labour weekend


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