Whitestone Cottages offer luxury self catering holiday accommodation in four superbly appointed 2 bedroom holiday cottages in Methven at the base of Mt Hutt ski area near Christchurch New Zealand.
Whitestone Cottages
3016 Methven Highway,
Methven, Mid Canterbury 7730, New Zealand
Phone: +64 (0)3 928 8050

At Whitestone Cottages, Methven, the stunning high country of New Zealand's South Island is on offer right on your doorstep.  From the mighty Southern Alps to the wide open terrain of the Mt Hutt ski field just 30 minutes away, the scenic Canterbury high country is a spectacular playground for fishermen, skiers, walkers, golfers and jet boaters.


Discover some of the best backcountry fishing locations New Zealand has to offer with the experienced fly fishing guides of BackCountry New Zealand. Fish for Trophy Brown or Rainbow Trout amidst the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps with Back Country New Zealand

"Only a passionate fly fisher could have designed this place. An exquisite combination of aesthetic grandeur and the practical elements of streamside cover, transparent water and a healthy population of feisty lunkers with enough savvy to spurn a poor presentation. Nothing we had seen on this trip or any of our previous forays around the world could compare. Climbing through the fence at the Home Pool, we  spotted a Rainbow Trout which Woodsy estimated at somewhere between 12 and 14 lbs. It was undoubtedly the biggest wild fish I have ever seen. Unfortunately, its lie was so cunningly selected that any approach without the cover of darkness would have put the fish down. Just seeing it was enough..."

"Paradise Found", Michael Timbrell, Director, Sydney, Australia


The nearby Terrace Downs High Country Resort is one golf course of which you will never tire, especially since it can be enjoyed all year round amidst the quiet solitude of the countryside.  The stunning 6,500 metre 18-hole course has achieved fulsome praise from golfers of all abilities and from all around the world.

Methven's 18 hole course is truly lovely.

SKIING / Snowboarding

Located at 2086 m above sea level, Mt Hutt skifield is situated high in the Southern Alps with a ski season running from June to October. Major developments in 2005 included a high speed six seater chairlift, which has opened up a whole new layout to the ski area. Methven Heliskiing also provides an incredible variety of terrain in the Arrowsmith and Ragged Ranges. With long runs and unbeatable scenery, Methven Heliskiing opens up the New Zealand heartland for snowboarders and skiers of all ablities. For more information visit www.heliskiing.co.nz or contact methven@heliskiing.co.nz

For transport to/from Mt Hutt Ski Area contact Snowman Shuttles

Mountain Biking is on offer all over the district , Mt Hutt bike park

WALKING/Hiking/tramping base
From Whitestone Cottages, take a picturesque 20 minute drive along the foothills of Mt Hutt and on through the Rakaia Gorge and you will find yourself at Washpen Falls. Situated within a unique volcanic canyon containing a variety of Southern New Zealand Native bush, plants and birds and extensive views across the Canterbury Plains, Washpen Falls is a unique and private alpine track. 

Float to wherever the breeze may take you with Aoraki Balloon Safaris, Methven.

Back country fishing
Golf at Terrace Downs