NZ Alpine & Agriculture Encounter
The New Zealand Alpine & Agriculture Encounter is an experiential visitor attraction located in the centre of Methven, Mid Canterbury.
This multi-faceted walk through encounter uses audio/visual displays, large exhibits showcasing farming and snow sports. The Encounter also has three sub themes, geology, weather, and water.
The Encounter has been created to give visitors a real understanding of the way of life in rural Canterbury and the way our two key industries, farming and snowsports are linked together through trade, tourism and shared reliance on our unique geology and climate.
New Zealand Ski Memorabilia
The New Zealand Ski Heritage Museum was established in 2000 as part of the Methven Heritage Centre project, in order to preserve the heritage of New Zealand skiing. Click here to view more information on New Zealand Ski Memorabilia.
|Summer (October – May)
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
|Winter (June – September)
Weekdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tickets are sold at the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall counter Monday to Friday, and at the Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre desk during the weekends.
|Children 10 and under||Free|
|Group (10 or more adults):||$7.50 each|
|School Group (preorganised):||$5.00 each (no charge for teachers & parents)|
Annual passes are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and provide unlimited access to the encounter.
|2 Adults (Children 10 and under FOC):||$50.00|
|1 Adult (Children 10 and under FOC):||$25.00|
Kids 4 Free Deal
Visit the NZ Alpine & Agriculture Encounter and one full paying adult entitles one child to free entry. Applies to children 10 years and under at time of entry. Not available in conjunction with any other special, discount or group offer. Proof of child’s age may be required at time of check in or other services provided.
School Visits/Education Programmes – Curriculum Relevant
- Helper Bugs
- Dairy NZ’s Life on a dairy farm
- Managing our resources
- Geography/ Geology
Methven also has accommodation and activity operators who have facilities which are ideal for schools and who will work with you to make an exciting and cost effective school camp.
The NZ Alpine & Agriculture Encounter is located within the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, a modern, purpose built facility which is also home to the Mt Hutt Function Centre, Hall of Memories, Mt Hutt Memorial Hall Art Gallery, Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre, New Zealand Ski Heritage Museum, Mt Hutt Snow Centre, Methven Travel, and community meeting rooms.
+64 3 302 9666
Mt Hutt Memorial Hall
160 Main Street