Southern Cross Lodge

Located in Methven, Southern Cross Lodge is a perfect place to stay if you are heading to Mt Hutt in Winter or self driving during summer. There are 52 rooms on offer which provides a great choice for individuals, families and groups.

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A short walk to the centre of town, Southern Cross lodge is a great property for those looking for an affordable place to stay in the Methven area. Perfect for couples, families & groups there is a Studio or Lodge room that will suit your needs. The comfy lounge is a great place to unwind, make new friends or just enjoy the glorious views out to Mt Hutt. Featuring a cosy fireplace, pool table, board games, TV/DVD and wireless internet, you are sure to relax and enjoy your stay. As the lodge is the last stop to be picked up and the first to be dropped off on the bus route the best part of your stay is waking up every morning to the most beautiful view in the town, walking ten steps to the bus and heading straight up the mountain.


Located at the base of Mt Hutt, within Methven township, SOUTHERN CROSS LODGE is a mere one-hour drive from Christchurch International Airport. Offering a total of 52 rooms including studios and family units they pride themselves on being family friendly as well as catering for a wide range of group bookings including school, business or social groups.
Lodge facilities include a cosy fire for the colder months, pool table for entertainment, separate dining rooms and a large function room. A light continental breakfast is included in the room rate.

Physical Address

Southern X Lodge
17 Racecourse Avenue
Methven, New Zealand


Phone: (+64) 3 302 8464
Hours: 8am – 8pm

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The Managers

The team at Southern Cross Lodge are as local as you can get and want to make sure your time spent at the lodge is a good time. The property was purchased by its current owners back in 2014 and since then has been continually updated to what it is today.

Our team shape the experience our guests have, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. We pride our self on comfort and value, both of which we know you will receive when staying at Southern Cross Lodge.

Our Lodge Manager Jo Meehan, who not only looks after the lodge but makes sure your stay is as best it can be. You can quite often find her making improvements to the property in her down time as she has an eye for design and is the driving force to many of the enhancements made throughout the property.

Southern Cross Lodge