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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Blog

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

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Accommodation

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

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Weddings

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

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Events

  • Under the Same Moon

    Under the Same Moon

    Twizel Events Centre

    Tue 27 Sep 2016 7:30 pm

    Cultural misunderstandings and poignant comedy - ‘Under the Same Moon’ – AOTNZ tour September 2016. A wayward Hong Kong matriarch arrives in NZ uninvited for her grand-daughter’s wedding. Cue cultural ... Read More

  • Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend - Dusky Trail Mt Bike

    Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend - Dusky Trail Mt Bike

    Twizel Ben Ohau Station

    Sat 22 Oct 2016 1:00 pm

    The 40 km Dusky Trail Mountain Bike race is predominantly an off road event which is based on the Department of Conservation (DOC) track called the Dusky Trail. It runs along the base of the Ben Ohau Range and takes in ... Read More

  • Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend - Canal Kayak

    Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend - Canal Kayak

    Hydro Canals around Twizel

    Sat 22 Oct 2016 7:30 am

    Steve Skinner Canal Kayak. We are delighted to be able to bring back a variation of the once very popular Kayak Marathon which was a must do race for all kayakers and multisporters. We have brought the race back to ... Read More

  • Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend - Pyramid Run

    Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend - Pyramid Run

    Twizel Ben Ohau Station

    Sun 23 Oct 2016 8:30 am

    New for 2016 the run is now a full half marathon. There is also a 10km run as well, and we also have the always popular option of walking instead of running. The run (or walk) takes place in magnificent Mackenzie Country ... Read More