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

  • Earth & Sky New Years Eve Cosmic Odyssey

    Earth & Sky New Years Eve Cosmic Odyssey

    Earth and Sky

    Mon 31 Oct 2016 9:45 pm

    We are celebrating New Year's Eve this year at Cowan's Observatory with a Glow-in-the-Dark-themed Star Party! Welcome in the New Year under the famous night skies of Lake Tekapo with a BBQ beneath the stars. ... Read More

  • Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    Twizel Town Centre

    Sat 28 Jan 2017 12:00 pm

    On a Saturday in January each year, Market Place transforms into the best wine and food festival in the region. The combination of fine wines and delicious local salmon makes this festival unique in New Zealand. Read More

  • Fiona Pears and Band

    Fiona Pears and Band

    The Musterers Hut

    Thu 2 Feb 2017 7:30 pm

    In clubs, theatres, iconic country halls and even a band rotunda - hugely popular violinist Fiona Pears and band will entertain audiences up and down the country this January and February. Touring with Arts On Tour NZ, ... Read More

  • Hops N Hooves

    Hops N Hooves

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sat 3 Jun 2017 6:00 pm

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