NZ Alpine & Agricultural Encounter - Methven Heritage Centre

Methven Encounter – 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.

Opening Hours

Summer (October – May)

Weekdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Public Holidays: 10:00am – 3:00pm (closed Christmas Day)

Winter (June – September)

Weekdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Weekends: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Public Holidays: 9:00am – 5:00pm

 Pricing

Tickets are sold at the Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre counter.

Adult: $12.50
Senior Citizen: $10.00
University Student: $10.00
Child (5-18): $7.50
Preschooler: Free
Group (10 or more adults): $7.50 each
School Group (preorganised): $5.00 each (no charge for teachers & parents)

Annual Passes

Annual passes are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and provide unlimited access to the encounter.

2 Adults, up to 3 school age children $60.00
Adult $25.00
Child $15.00

Kids 4 Free Deal

K4F-blueVisit 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. Promotion is valid from 1st November 2016 – 31st October 2017. Visit www.kids4free.co.nz for more information on the campaign.

South Island Journeys Deal

100% Pure New Zealand - DealWe are proud to be part of Tourism New Zealand’s South Island Journeys Campaign which is promoting South Island road trips out of Christchurch to the Australian market. During the 1st March – 31 May 2017 all Australian adults visiting the NZ Alpine & Agriculture Encounter will receive 50% of their entry. Please mention “South Island Journeys” when purchasing your ticket to receive the discount.

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School Visits/Education Programmes – Curriculum Relevant

  • Farming
  • Helper Bugs
  • Innovators
  • Seeds
  • Survival
  • Dairy NZ’s Life on a dairy farm
  • Conservation
  • Managing our resources
  • Tourism
  • 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.

Methven Heritage Centre

Location

The NZ Alpine & Agriculture Encounter is located within the Methven Heritage Centre, a modern, purpose built facility which is also home to the Mt Hutt Function Centre, Hall of Memories, Methven Art Gallery, Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre, New Zealand Ski Heritage Museum, Mt Hutt Snow Centre, Methven Travel, and community meeting rooms.

Phone

+64 3 302 9666

Email

info@encountermethven.co.nz

Address

Methven Heritage Centre
160 Main Street
Methven
Canterbury, NZ

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