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.



  • Understanding Your Farming Business

    Understanding Your Farming Business

    MacKenzie Community Centre

    Wed 7 Feb 2018 8:30 am

    Understanding Your Farming Business (UYFB) - Engaging women as critical farming partners Would you like to better understand what drives your sheep and beef farm? Do you want the skills and confidence to participate ... Read More

  • Hopetoun Brown and The Genius of Finn Scholes

    Hopetoun Brown and The Genius of Finn Scholes

    Old Library Cafe

    Wed 9 May 2018 7:30 pm

    Horn-heavy duo and 2017 Taite Prize finalists Hopetoun Brown are joined on stage by arguably the country’s finest trumpet player, Finn Scholes. Throughout two energetic sets they’ll swap trumpets, saxophones, ... Read More

  • Songs for Nobodies - Twizel

    Songs for Nobodies - Twizel

    Twizel Events Centre

    Tue 22 May 2018 7:30 pm

    From the team who brought you A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas and Bombshells, comes this critically-acclaimed, one woman play starring Ali Harper (Best Actress – Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards and United Solo ... Read More

  • Hops 'n' Hooves

    Hops 'n' Hooves

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sat 2 Jun 2018 6:00 pm

    Here is your chance to sample the finest of craft beers and wine, along with mouth-watering food gathered from in and around the Mackenzie High Country, as well as some speciality provides invited from further afield. ... Read More