Welcome to the Mackenzie Region

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s majestic South Island, you will find the Mackenzie Region. The region is renowned for its incredibly
clear starry nights, brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise lakes, wide-open golden grasslands, valleys of emerald green and snow-capped mountains.

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The Mackenzie Region

Things To Do

Whether you are looking for a relaxing walk in native forest, a more demanding hike or trek into alpine wilderness, or a quiet place to sit
and enjoy the view, the Mackenzie Region has it all.

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Local Tips

Read all about our local tips on activities, events, locations and much more!



The Mackenzie offers too much to see in one day, so stay a while and explore.



The landscape and serenity of the Mackenzie Region lends itself to special weddings.



  • BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

    BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

    The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    Sat 1 Jun 2019 5:00 pm

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming back to Aoraki / Mt Cook hosted by the North Otago Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club - don't miss out! Doors Open 5.00 PM. Your attendance supports the ... Read More

  • How to Grieve Well

    How to Grieve Well

    Lake Tekapo Community Hall

    Sun 16 Jun 2019 3:00 pm

    Featuring: Chenin Madden from Cre8ing Balance www.cre8ingbalance.com Grief is something that is not often talked about or understood, yet each and every one of us will experience it in all shapes and forms in our ... Read More

  • Moraine Lodge 2019 Charity Gala Ball

    Moraine Lodge 2019 Charity Gala Ball

    Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat

    Sat 22 Jun 2019 7:30 pm

    We invite you to attend the inaugural Moraine Lodge 2019 Gala Charity Ball which will be held in the beautiful Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, Lake Pukaki. In true high country style, our inaugural gala ball ... Read More

  • Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Twizel Town Centre

    Sat 27 Jul 2019 10:00 am

    Our 4-day Astro Masterclass Workshop is an ideal programme to expand your skills in Astro, Timelapse and Panoramic photography with highly acclaimed astrophotographer Mark Gee along with Dave Buckton. We will base ... Read More