We can’t wait to welcome you to the Legendary Mackenzie! Step into the great wide open and discover the highest mountains, awe-inspiring glaciers, vivid turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and dazzling starry skies.

In 2021 we’re sharing #52reasons why you should visit the Legendary Mackenzie. One new experience, every week for the whole year – join us!


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.



  • Mid-Winter Market

    Mid-Winter Market

    MacKenzie Community Centre

    Sun 1 Aug 2021 10:00 am

    Following on from the successful Mid-Winter market which was held in the Mackenzie Community Centre last year, Heartlands Fairlie Resource Centre is once again hosting this event. We are looking for all manner of ... Read More

  • 80s Après Ski Party

    80s Après Ski Party

    Jack Rabbit - Lake Tekapo

    Sat 7 Aug 2021 5:00 pm

    The annual event is back! Your entry ticket includes a house drink on arrival, canapes throughout the night and fun! DJ Joshua will be playing old and fun tunes from the 80s. Dress code: 80s, of course! Don't forget ... Read More

  • Winter Medieval Banquet & Dance

    Winter Medieval Banquet & Dance

    Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate &Retre

    Sat 7 Aug 2021 6:30 pm

    Join in the fun as the ancient design of the Great Hall at Moraine Lodge comes alive for the Winter Medieval Banquet & Dance. Seated at long tables, enjoy the elegance of the middle ages with music, dance and banquet ... Read More

  • Mt Cook Astro Masterclass Workshop - 4 Days

    Mt Cook Astro Masterclass Workshop - 4 Days

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Sat 7 Aug 2021 9:00 am

    Our Astro Masterclass Workshop is based at Mt Cook village within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the world's second-best area for viewing the night sky. With highly acclaimed astrophotographer Mark ... Read More