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Mountain Biking in Mt Hutt Bike Park, Methven, Canterbury New Zealand

Downhill Tracks:
6 km/3.7 miles
Total length of trails:
15 km/9.3 miles
Level:
Advanced/expert
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.

One of the best free ride/downhill mountain bike sites in Methven is Mt Hutt Bike Park (15 min from the center of the town). It has a great variety of trails you can choose from, depending on your cycling skills (intermediate: Blues, Fuzz; hard: DHNZ, Diggler, Sluka Feta; expert: Pinky, Black Panther, Root Fest), as well as several downhill trails that run up to 6 km/3.7 mi (in total 15 km/9.3 mi).

Note: Addressed to intermediate and advanced riders.

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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