NZ Alpine & Agriculture Encounter

Price $8 - $13 (NZD)

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.

Entry Price:
Adult $12.50
Child school age children (5-18 years) $7.50
Preschoolers Free
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.

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Contact: Katherine Lorenzo
Address: 160 Main Street
Methven 7745
New Zealand
PO Box: PO Box 43
Phone: +64 3 302 8955
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Open daily from 10am - 5pm.