New Zealand Alpine & Agriculture Encounter

The New Zealand Alpine & Agriculture Encounter is a multi faceted experience which uses audio visual, interactive displays, large exhibits and a static displays to showcase contemporary farming and New Zealand’s winter sports.


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This exciting attraction has something for everyone. Drive a grain harvester, view a ski film or watch the bees in the hive. International visitors and Kiwis alike will enjoy this exciting new experience and hear stories of the people who made Mid Canterbury - the farmers and alpine adventurers, the bread makers and ski patrollers, the seed growers and helicopter pilots.

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Following the river from the mountains to the plains, the Encounter looks at how the weather, geology and water resources of the region form the basis for its agriculture and snow sports industries. Interactive exhibits bring the Encounter alive and learning opportunities abound.


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Physical address

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

Opening times

Business hours:
9.00am -5.00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
50 minutes to Christchurch Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
2 minutes walk
Proximity to town:
Encounter is in the Methven Village

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $12.50
(16 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Children 10 and under free with one paying adult
Further pricing information:
senior and group rates available

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