NZ Alpine & Agriculture Encounter
This modern, purpose built facility is home to conference and event facilities, Methven i-SITE, Methven Art Gallery and New Zealand’s Alpine & Agriculture Encounter.
Located in central Methven, this is a great place to visit on your travels.
New Zealand’s Alpine & Agriculture Encounter
The purpose-built Encounter brings to life the stories of the mountains, plains and the people who live there, through a modern, multi-media/interactive approach.
Experience being in a combine harvester, operate a digger, explore an snow-cave or check out a heritage ski film in the theatrette. Hear the stories of alpine rescue workers, snow makers and ski patrollers or learn about mid-Canterbury’s seed growing and dairying and spin some merino wool.
Child school age children (5-18 years) $7.50
Seniors and University Students $10.00
Kids 4 Free is one paying adult to one FOC child 10 years and under
Groups of Adults 10 or more $7.50
Preorganised school groups $5.00 no charge for teachers and parents
Annual Passes (valid for 12 months from date of purchase), unlimited access to encounter
$60 for two adults and up to three school age children
$25 for one adult or senior (valid for 12 months from date of purchase), unlimited access to encounter
$15 for a child (5-18 years) (valid for 12 months from date of purchase), unlimited access to encounter
Conference and Events
The Heritage Centre offers a range of meeting and conference spaces. Our Board room is perfectly suited for your executive meeting or for a small group get together or training. The larger Function room seats up to 90 seminar style. With views of the mountains and bi-fold doors to a terrace and lawn it is a great all day venue and also a fantastic space for evening drinks.
The Mt Hutt Memorial Hall seats 400 plus for a theatre style event and provides a unique venue for a large conference or presentation. The gallery and foyer spaces surrounding the hall provide space for displays and expo stands or a bar for your evening function. With the Function and Board room for break out spaces, the whole venue is a great space for a larger conference. You can also incorporate a visit to our Encounter to add the ‘wow factor’ to your event.
Methven Art Gallery
The Methven Art Gallery features a changing exhibition every month. Our artists are renowned local artists and all pieces are available for sale. Entrance to our gallery is free of charge.