Walking & Hiking

The region’s walkways feature a combination of short walks suitable for the whole family, to challenging multi-day hikes across high country conservation land for the serious tramper. Below is a list of nearby options to explore. For all the detailed information on all these tracks including maps and brochure downloads, visit the Methven Mt Hutt Guide Trails page.

Methven Walkway
Mt Hutt Forest
Rakaia Gorge Walkway
Hakatere Conservation Park
Sharplin Falls
Mt Sunday Track
Te Araroa Walkway
Mt Alford Track
Mt Somers Track
Peel Forest Track
Tenehaun Conservation
Lake Coleridge Area
Woolshed Creek

Personal locator beacons, owned by Methven Search and Rescue, can be hired through Hammer Hardware on the Main Street of Methven (Phone 03 302 9664) and are a must have item for people heading into the back country. These beacons (weighing only 250gms) once activated, will enable emergency services to pinpoint you to within 50 metres and organise your rescue. $10 per day, $20 a weekend, and $30 a week.