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.



  • Take Control of Your Arthritis

    Take Control of Your Arthritis

    Twizel Events Centre

    Thu 4 May 2017 9:15 am

    Take control of your Arthritis! Over 600,000 New Zealanders are affected by arthritis right now. Come along to this information session and learn about the causes of arthritis, and the latest advice on how it can be ... Read More

  • Gloria's Handbag

    Gloria's Handbag

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sun 14 May 2017 7:30 pm

    Starring Helen Moulder 27 April - 4 June 2017. A modern magical mystery with music from The Magic Flute. “It’s imperative to have a good handbag when you are on the way out.” It is 2021 in Nelson and ... Read More

  • Hops N Hooves

    Hops N Hooves

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sat 3 Jun 2017 6:00 pm

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  • 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