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

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.