Welcome to the Mackenzie Region

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s majestic South Island, you will find the Mackenzie Region. 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 Mackenzie Region has it all.

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



The Mackenzie offers too much to see in one day, so stay a while and explore.



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



  • Twizel: The Touring Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra

    Twizel: The Touring Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra

    Twizel Events Centre

    Fri 30 Jun 2017 1:45 pm

    The Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra, based in Redcliffe, north of Brisbane is touring the South Island of New Zealand from the 25th of June until the 5th of July. As part of this tour, MBSO will perform a selection of ... Read More

  • Mt Cook Photography Workshop

    Mt Cook Photography Workshop

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Fri 15 Sep 2017 12:00 pm

    Our Mt Cook workshop is designed as an ideal program to expand your skills as a photographer, with top landscape photographers Richard Young and Rob Brown. We will base ourselves in Mt Cook Village at the comfortable ... Read More

  • Four-Day Landscape Photography Workshop

    Four-Day Landscape Photography Workshop

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Fri 20 Oct 2017 2:00 pm

    Location, subject, composition, creativity, shooting technique, gear, and editing are some of the ingredients that define an amazing landscape photograph. We will cover all these topics and much more. Planning your ... Read More