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.



  • Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend - Dusky Trail

    Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend - Dusky Trail

    Twizel Ben Ohau Station

    Sun 22 Oct 2017 1:00 pm

    The Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend had its background back in 1985 when a half marathon was started as a fundraiser for kids sport. It has morphed through a number of different events at different sites to what we ... Read More

  • Meridian Twizel Hard labour Weekend - Pyramid Run

    Meridian Twizel Hard labour Weekend - Pyramid Run

    Twizel Ben Ohau Station

    Sun 22 Oct 2017 8:30 am

    Pyramid Run – Sunday 22nd October: New for 2016 the run is now a full half marathon. There is also a 10km run as well, and we also have the always popular option of walking instead of running. The run (or walk) takes ... Read More

  • 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