Brinkley Resort Methven

Flying into Christchurch it is an easy 90-minute drive to Brinkley Resort, located in the township of Methven on the Canterbury Plains. Brinkley Resort with its scenic views to Mt Hutt is the perfect location for your snow holiday. Mt Hutt Ski Resort with its international standard skiing and snowboarding is a 45-minute drive away, but for something a little more adventurous consider a helicopter ride direct to the ski fields. Brinkley Resort is a two-minute walk to the centre of Methven where you will discover cosy bars, bustling cafes, fine restaurants and a cinema.

The self-contained accommodation at Brinkley Resort is ideal for families and groups. Choose from Studios sleeping 2 people, Two Bedroom Apartments sleeping four people or a Three Bedroom Apartment sleeping six people. The Studios include an ensuite and kitchenette, while the Apartments include a cosy lounge/dining area plus full kitchen and full bathroom complete with a bathtub. All guests have access to the shared private laundry and the ski storage room plus complimentary high speed Wi-Fi.

Brinkley Resort is home to the award winning Shackelton’s Bar and Grill, where you can relax and unwind with your favourite beverage before dinner in front of the cosy fire while taking in the magnificent views. In addition to all the on snow adventures there is something for the whole group to enjoy at this resort. For those with extra energy to burn after a day on the slopes there is the putt putt green, the floodlit tennis courts and a Bocce / Petanque Court or you can relax and unwind in the heated outdoor spa pools. Conference facilities are also available for groups on request. The resort has been awarded a Qualmark 4 star rating and for those driving the latest eco-friendly vehicles there is even an onsite Tesla charger.

Accommodation Details

Brinkley Resort has 80 modern, self-contained apartments & studio rooms. Studio rooms include a kitchenette & ensuite and the apartments are more spacious with a combined lounge dining area with a full kitchen and full bathroom.

Studio Rooms: 1 Queen or 2 Singles. Up to 2 guests.

Two Bedroom Apartments: 1 Queen + 2 Singles. Up to 4 guests.

Three Bedroom Apartments (2 Bathrooms): 1 Queen + 1 Queen / 2 Singles + 2 Singles. Up to 6 guests.


Brinkley Resort is home to the award-winning Shackleton’s Bar and Grill. Here you can settle in and soak up the ambience in front of the open fire. The very best local Canterbury and New Zealand ingredients are used to create spectacular dishes ensuring you will want to return time and time again. Menus can also be arranged to suit the needs and tastes for any group function including buffet, set menu or à la carte.

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