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Skydiving in Methven, South Island, Canterbury New Zealand

Speed:
200 km (124 miles)/h
Height:
15,000 ft (4,572 m) or 12,000 ft (3,657 m)
Methven is a small town in Canterbury region of the South Island. It is only 1.5 h 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 has 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.

Extreme sport lovers can enjoy skydiving here in Methven. Jump (either strapped to your instructor or on your own) with a parachute  from a plane and make a free-fall at 200 km/124 mi per hour. You have two height/time options: 15,000 ft-4,572 m/60 sec and 12,000 ft-3,657 m/45 sec. When the parachute opens, you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking view of Mount Hutt and Canterbury Plains.

Note: Put on multiple layers of clothes.

How to Get to Destination

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

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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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