Southern Cross Lodge - Methven

Our Amazing Space

Stretching from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, with stunning snow-capped mountains as its backdrop and bordered by impressive braided rivers and crystal clear lakes, Mid-Canterbury is one of the great secrets of New Zealand, with an inspiring range of both energetic and relaxing activities, complemented by genuine New Zealand heartland hospitality. In the heart of the region, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscape you will find the great town of Methven.

Methven – The heart of the Amazing Space

Methven, in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island, feels a bit like a selfish little secret; a place so special that once you discover it, you want to keep it to yourself and don't feel remotely inclined to share it. Tranquil yet exhilarating, relaxing yet vibrant, Methven offers a perfect escape. Just one hour from Christchurch this alpine village buzzes in summer & winter.

The town and surrounding district also caters for those seeking a more tranquil, country experience. With just over 1400 people in an attractive rural setting, Methven can equally be enjoyed for its open spaces.