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.



  • 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

  • Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    Twizel Town Centre

    Sat 18 Feb 2017 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 Zealand. Read More

  • Hops N Hooves

    Hops N Hooves

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sat 3 Jun 2017 6:00 pm

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