Take time to play this winter in Mackenzie

Home to New Zealand’s highest peak and longest glacier, the Mackenzie Region provides the greatest variety of winter experiences and three uncrowded ski fields who cater to all ages and abilities.

From June through to September, the region transforms into a winter wonderland. Try ice skating or ride the snow tube, visit a salmon farm or explore the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Take time to relax with the family in some of the most spectacular alpine scenery in the country.

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The Mackenzie Region

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Choose from quality accommodation throughout the Mackenzie region offering all you need for a warm, comfortable stay. Take in the diverse winter wonderland from above with exciting sightseeing options, then wait for the sun to set to view a bright starry night sky.

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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

  • 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 - 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 - 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

  • Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show

    Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sun 4 Dec 2016 2:00 pm

    Award-winning performer, David Klein is bringing his science storytelling show to town. Part theatre, part pop-learning, Tour de Science is an effervescent scientific and personal learning adventure. David shares his ... Read More