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.



  • Witness the Art of Illusion and Sleight of Hand- Declan Wong

    Witness the Art of Illusion and Sleight of Hand- Declan Wong

    The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    Sun 18 Apr 2021 4:30 pm

    An evening with Declan Wong - witness the art of illusion and sleight of the hands, up close! The Hermitage Hotel in Aoraki Mount Cook is offering more fun for school holiday weekends! Big and small children all welcome! ... Read More

  • Plant-Based Potluck

    Plant-Based Potluck

    Plant-Based Potluck

    Sun 28 Feb 2021 6:00 pm

    Hi all fellow herbivores, omnivores, carnivores! You are invited! Let's share the amazing tastes of vegan dishes. If you can't cook, don't worry! You can bring a bowl of salad or chips or drinks or a big bright ... Read More

  • Brave Caitlin Smith's Imaginary Band

    Brave Caitlin Smith's Imaginary Band

    Lake Tekapo Community Hall

    Wed 12 May 2021 7:00 pm

    “…a voice that imagination created” – Mike Alexander Brave Caitlin Smith’s Imaginary Band will be touring, Caitlin Smith (piano and vocals), Mark Laurent (guitar) and Steve Cournane (percussion and cymbals) ... Read More

  • Lammermoor Whisky and Gin Tasting

    Lammermoor Whisky and Gin Tasting

    Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate &Retre

    Sat 5 Jun 2021 6:30 pm

    Savour the tastes of Lammermoor whisky and gin with a small plate food match selected by the Retreat Chefs. And it is an opportunity to celebrate the Mackenzie Region’s Scottish heritage with the wearing of a ... Read More