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.



  • Mockingbird


    MacKenzie Community Centre

    Thu 28 Mar 2019 7:30 pm

    Mockingbird - a comedy about mental health. Fresh from sell-out seasons in Norway, Sydney and Waipu. Based on the true stories of four generations of women and their devilish alter egos, Mockingbird is a ... Read More

  • Great EV Road Trip 2019

    Great EV Road Trip 2019

    Lake Tekapo

    Fri 12 Apr 2019 3:00 pm

    The #LeadingTheCharge Great EV Road Trip 2019 is in its 5th year. A convoy of electric cars travel around the country holding roadshow type events at each stop. 41 events, 31 days, 5200km+, this year the convoy is ... Read More

  • Mackenzie Highland A&P Show

    Mackenzie Highland A&P Show

    Mackenzie A&P Showgrounds

    Mon 22 Apr 2019 8:00 am

    The 121st Mackenzie A&P Highland Show will be held on Easter Monday, the 22nd of April 2019 at the Mackenzie A&P Showgrounds. Parking off of School Road. Adults $15, Under 15 $5, Preschoolers and cars free. Public entry ... 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