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Opuke is the Maori name for Mt Hutt, the dominant mountain feature that presides over the Mid-Canterbury plains and home to the premier commercial ski area in the region.

Opuke/Mt Hutt (2185m) sits at the north end of a picturesque chain of snow-covered mountains and is less than 20km from the proposed hot pool development site.

Across the site, visitors to the Opuke Thermal Pools and Spas will have views of the mountain range that Mt Hutt is part of.

Opuke is the Maori name for Mt Hutt, the dominant mountain feature that presides over the Mid-Canterbury plains and home to the premier commercial ski area in the region.

Opuke/Mt Hutt (2185m) sits at the north end of a picturesque chain of snow-covered mountains and is less than 20km from the proposed hot pool development site.

Across the site, visitors to the Opuke Thermal Pools and Spas will have views of the mountain range that Mt Hutt is part of.

project updates

SEPT 2020

Tradesmen at Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa have well and truly started the principle ring foundations of the main building. 

Opuke director James McKenzie said the hot pools construction was well under way, but much of the work was at ground level and below. “It will be some months before we see things really come up out of the ground because there’s so much in the ground,” he said. The site’s big concrete pours would not be until mid to late October, for the building first, followed by the hot pools.

We will be hosting our next public site tour on October 17th – and will issue further notices closer to the time. We respectfully request that observers stay outside of the fenced work site for their own safety.

At this stage, we are tracking to have the pools open in time for the July school holidays 2021 and will be commencing recruitment early in the New Year.

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MAY 2020

Entrance

The Methven Adventures team are delighted to announce that we are moving into the construction phase of the development

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NOVEMBER 2019

Download the update for all our news including design and construction, and changes to our Board changes

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AUGUST 2019

Download the update for all our news including funding updates and project milestones

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JUNE 2019

Download the update for all our news including status of investment and capital raising, and design update

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FEBRUARY 2019

Download the update for information about the NZ Government funding for Opuke Thermal Pools & Spas from the Provincial Growth Fund.

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Read the release from the Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones

SEPTEMBER 2018

Download the update for all our news including the outcome of the architectural design competition and the progression of our brand development.

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MAY 2018

Download the update for all our news including the latest energy study results, capital raise status and some trends in NZ tourism growth.

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FEBRUARY 2018

We have commenced an energy study to assess the right mix of energy: both generation and storage to meet our desire to be sustainable and ensure good returns for investors.

EXPERIENCE

OTPS will differentiate itself by offering three very separate experiences: affordable family bathing, adult-exclusive bathing and high quality spa therapies.

VALUE

A strong brand identity that fully leverages the spectacular mountain backdrop of the site and genuinely aligns with the “clean green” principles of sustainable operation

STRATEGY

Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa will be a major tourism attraction in mid-Canterbury with the ability to influence regional patronage and a well-developed marketing strategy