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Backpacking / Trekking in Rakaia Gorge Walkway, Methven, Canterbury New Zealand
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.
One of the best and most challenging ways to explore the wider area of Methven is trekking. Follow the Rakaia Gorge Walkway, immerse yourself in the trekking adventure and discover the beauty of Upper Rakaia River.
Rakaia is a braided river that begins its journey from the Southern Alps and extends for approximately 150 km/93 mi, before it merges with the Pacific Ocean. The walkway is 16 km/10 mi long and traverses several forests, before it gets to the ferryman’s track. At this point, you can explore the various glacier-carved terraces, before you continue following the rim of the gorge.
Note: For more details on the trails and tracks check with the Information Center.