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.

View all Ski & Snow Activities

The Mackenzie Region

Explore More in the Mackenzie

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.

View all Ski & Snow Activities


Read and share the latest news updates, events and travel recommendations on our blog.



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.



  • Twizel: The Touring Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra

    Twizel: The Touring Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra

    Twizel Events Centre

    Fri 30 Jun 2017 1:45 pm

    The Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra, based in Redcliffe, north of Brisbane is touring the South Island of New Zealand from the 25th of June until the 5th of July. As part of this tour, MBSO will perform a selection of ... Read More

  • Mt Cook Photography Workshop

    Mt Cook Photography Workshop

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Fri 15 Sep 2017 12:00 pm

    Our Mt Cook workshop is designed as an ideal program to expand your skills as a photographer, with top landscape photographers Richard Young and Rob Brown. We will base ourselves in Mt Cook Village at the comfortable ... Read More

  • Four-Day Landscape Photography Workshop

    Four-Day Landscape Photography Workshop

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Fri 20 Oct 2017 2:00 pm

    Location, subject, composition, creativity, shooting technique, gear, and editing are some of the ingredients that define an amazing landscape photograph. We will cover all these topics and much more. Planning your ... Read More