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.
Open 364 day (closed Christmas Day)
Winter Hours: 9:00am – 5.00pm seven days a week.
Summer Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, 10.30am – 2.30pm Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays.