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.



  • Salomon Dads' Ski Weekend

    Salomon Dads' Ski Weekend

    Roundhill Ski Area

    Sat 3 Sep 2016 8:30 am

    Kids, bring your Dad up to Roundhill and they receive half price lift passes all weekend. On Saturday 3rd you can see who’s the fastest when you race with them in a slalom! A fun event for all ages. Great prizes on ... Read More

  • Ohau Snowball

    Ohau Snowball

    Ohau Snow Field

    Sat 24 Sep 2016 8:00 pm

    It's the one and only, absolutely must not be missed: Ohau Snowball! Get into your fancy dress gear (no theme, be as creative as you like!) and be ready to dance the night away to the awesome reggae, funk and soul ... Read More

  • 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