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Hot Air Ballooning in Methven, South Island, Canterbury New Zealand

Flights:
All year round
Methven is a small town in Canterbury region in the South Island. It is only 1.5 hrs drive at the west of Christchurch, the second largest city of New Zealand and is situated close to Mount Hutt, in the heart of Southern Alps.

Methven enjoys hot and dry summers, with temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls in the surrounding mountains. Although during summer it remains a relaxed and uncrowded town, during winter it is converted to a tourist attraction due to the nearby ski fields.

Grasp the opportunity to explore the wild beauty of the area around Methven in an organized ballooning adventure. Enjoy panoramic views while flying up in the air of the beautiful Canterbury Plains, part of the magnificent Southern Alps and the wild beauty of Raika River! On perfectly sunny days you will be able to see up to 300 km/186 mi and enjoy the extraordinary view of Mount Cook.

Note: All-year round flights. Closed-toes sport shoes required.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Christchurch
95.4 km / 59.3 mi, 1 hr 18 mins
Follow State Highway 73A and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Lake Tekapo
157 km / 97.5 mi, 1 hr 48 mins
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 79.
BY CAR FROM Queenstown
413 km / 256.6 mi, 4 hrs 40 mins
Follow State Highway 6 and continue onto State Highway 8.
BY AIR
Christchurch International Airport,
91 km / 56.5 mi from the center of Methven

Schools

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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