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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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.



  • Back Country Cuisine Alps 2 Ocean Ultra

    Back Country Cuisine Alps 2 Ocean Ultra

    Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

    Fri 23 Feb 2018 9:00 am

    Technically an ‘ultra-run’ is defined as anything longer than the standard marathon distance of 42 kilometres, but that’s where any similarity ends. New Zealand's first ultra-staged run the Back Country Cuisine ... Read More

  • The Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    The Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    Market Place

    Sat 24 Feb 2018 12:00 pm

    On a Saturday in Summer 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 ... Read More

  • Flora and Sean

    Flora and Sean

    Fairlie Museum

    Sun 25 Feb 2018 7:30 pm

    Flora Knight and Sean Donald are from different corners of the world. She’s a fiddle player from New Zealand who has previously played with The Eastern and The Lone Pine Specials. He's a guitar-picker raised in ... Read More

  • Pass2Pub Mountain Bike Ride

    Pass2Pub Mountain Bike Ride

    Albury Tavern and Nana's Backpackers

    Sun 4 Mar 2018 10:30 am

    Simply put, it is a fantastic family race that appeals to all ages, abilities, genders and walks of life. Whatever level of rider you are, the Pass2Pub will provide you with a challenge. There are two events. The 36km ... Read More