New Zealand Alpine & Agriculture Encounter

New Zealand’s Alpine & Agriculture Encounter tells the stories of the mountains and the plains and the people who live there. A modern, multi-media/interactive approach allows visitors to tap into the information & experiences that engage them most.


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The purpose-built New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, brings to life the stories of the mountains, plains and the people who live there, through a modern, multi-media/interactive approach.

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Experience being in a combine harvester, operate a digger, explore a snow-cave. 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.

Located in the Methven Heritage Centre, which also houses an Art Gallery, i-SITE Visitor Centre, and a 435 seat conference venue.


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Physical address

New Zealand Alpine & Agriculture Encounter, 160 Main Street, Methven, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7730, New Zealand.

Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $12.50

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