Welcome to the Mackenzie Region

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s majestic South Island, you will find Aoraki/Mount Cook Mackenzie. The region is renowned for its incredibly
clear starry nights, brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green and snow-capped mountains.

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The Mackenzie Region

Things To Do

Whether you are looking for a relaxing walk in native forest, a more demanding hike or trek into alpine wilderness, or a quiet place to sit
and enjoy the view, the Aoraki/Mount Cook Mackenzie region has it all.

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Read and share the latest news updates, events and travel recommendations on our blog.



Aoraki/Mount Cook Mackenzie offers too much to see in one day, so stay a while and explore.



The landscape and serenity of the Mackenzie district lends itself to special weddings.



  • Everest Untold

    Everest Untold

    Twizel Events Centre

    Thu 28 Jul 2016 7:30 pm

    Engrossing homage to epic expedition – AOTNZ tours ‘Everest Untold’ - July 2016. Part climbing experience, part history lesson and part personal revelation, Everest Untold gives “The untold story all New ... Read More

  • Scottish Weekend

    Scottish Weekend

    Ohau Snow Field

    Sat 30 Jul 2016 9:00 am

    Join the team at Ohau Snow Fields for highland games on and off the field. Scottish night in restaurant one sitting for dinner at 7pm. Toss your caber, hold on to your breakfast and highland fling your lassie at the ... Read More

  • 80s Ski Day

    80s Ski Day

    Roundhill Ski Area

    Sat 6 Aug 2016 9:00 am

    An event not to be missed! The atmosphere is huge and the outfits are truly awful! Crack out the lycra pants, fluro sweatshirts, leg warmers and blue eyeshadow. Watch (or participate in) the hilarious water jump and ... Read More

  • Karl Burtscher Snr Memorial GS

    Karl Burtscher Snr Memorial GS

    Roundhill Ski Area

    Sat 20 Aug 2016 9:00 am

    In memory of Karl Burtscher Snr, this race celebrates a life in the mountains and a love of winter sport. Read More