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.



  • Scottish Weekend

    Scottish Weekend

    Ohau Snow Field

    Sat 30 Jul 2016 9:00 am

    Join the team at Ohau Snow Fields for highland games on and off the field. Scottish night in restaurant one sitting for dinner at 7pm. Toss your caber, hold on to your breakfast and highland fling your lassie at the ... Read More

  • 80s Ski Day

    80s Ski Day

    Roundhill Ski Area

    Sat 6 Aug 2016 9:00 am

    An event not to be missed! The atmosphere is huge and the outfits are truly awful! Crack out the lycra pants, fluro sweatshirts, leg warmers and blue eyeshadow. Watch (or participate in) the hilarious water jump and ... Read More

  • Karl Burtscher Snr Memorial GS

    Karl Burtscher Snr Memorial GS

    Roundhill Ski Area

    Sat 20 Aug 2016 9:00 am

    In memory of Karl Burtscher Snr, this race celebrates a life in the mountains and a love of winter sport. Read More

  • Salomon Kids Race Day

    Salomon Kids Race Day

    Roundhill Ski Area

    Sat 27 Aug 2016 8:30 am

    This is a fun event for kids aged 6-12 years. They must be of an intermediate ski ability or higher as they will be racing a timed slalom course through gates. Set on a nice gentle pitch, this is an awesome introduction ... Read More