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 blue lakes, 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.



  • Tanabata Star-Party

    Tanabata Star-Party

    Earth and Sky

    Sat 29 Jul 2017 5:00 pm

    Tanabata is a Japanese star festival that happens every year on the 7th day of July, the 7th month and is known as the “Evening of the Sevens”. Here at Earth & Sky, we just couldn't resist the opportunity to ... Read More

  • NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival

    NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival

    Twizel Town Centre

    Fri 11 Aug 2017 6:30 pm

    Come and see the "Award Winning Selection" of adventure films, from the NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival 2017. Here are the films: Waiau-toa Odyssey - 13 mins, Director: Simon Waterhouse, NZ. Best NZ Film. Five ... Read More

  • Stargazing 101: More Than a Beginners Guide to The Galaxy

    Stargazing 101: More Than a Beginners Guide to The Galaxy

    The Musterers Hut

    Mon 14 Aug 2017 7:30 pm

    Twizel Promotions & Development Association, are proud to bring you this "Bubbles & Inspiration" evening. Join Alan Gilmore, astronomer and comet tracker, for an informative talk on astronomy and the solar ... Read More

  • Bill Massey's Tourists

    Bill Massey's Tourists

    Twizel Events Centre

    Thu 14 Sep 2017 7:30 pm

    Jan Bolwell’s ‘Bill Massey’s Tourists’ – 31 August – 30 September 2017. A granddaughter tells her grandfather’s story. Consummate performer Jan Bolwell plays her adolescent self, encouraging her ... Read More