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Methven, South Island, New Zealand, Tourist Information

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Koromiko Lodge - Methven, Mt Hutt
The Lodge is well suited to catering for specialist groups such as small conferences, craft groups, clubs, etc providing as it does the prefect combination of private and shared facilities all geared to ensure an enjoyable stay.
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Methven is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located near the western edge of the Canterbury Plains, 35 kilometres north of Ashburton. It was originally the railhead of a short branch railway off the Main South Line. Branching off from Rakaia, the Methven Branch travelled through Lauriston and Lyndhurst to Methven and operated from 1880 until 1976.
It is a rural service town throughout the year, but undergoes a stark transformation in winter. Mount Hutt skifield is around half an hour away from Methven, the closest town. As such, a number of cafes, bars, and restaurants lie relatively dormant over the summer months. Similarly, the town's accommodation providers have a strongly seasonal trade. In addition to skiing, another popular attraction is hot air ballooning.

Methven also served as a base to cast and crew for the filming of Edoras (located further inland), for The Lord of the Rings