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



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.



  • Gypsy Pickers Live

    Gypsy Pickers Live

    Fairlie Hotel (Top Pub)

    Sat 18 Nov 2017 9:00 pm

    Gypsy Pickers "World class, feel-good music with the power of soul!" The Gypsy Pickers are a multi-instrument, songwriting duo known for their engaging live performances that have kept them busy on the local and ... Read More

  • Twizel Upcycle Market

    Twizel Upcycle Market

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sat 25 Nov 2017 10:00 am

    Come and join us on a wonderful day out. There will be lots of creative and colourful stalls and a wide variety of tasty food to try and delicious coffee. Browse the stalls or sit back and listen to the the live music. ... Read More

  • 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

  • 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