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.



  • Reel Rock 15

    Reel Rock 15

    The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    Sat 8 May 2021 5:00 pm

    The Hermitage Hotel is excited to present Reel Rock 15 at The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre on Saturday 8th May. Reel Rock returns with an inspiring new collection of world premiere films, capturing the greatest ... 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

  • Shindig in the MacKenzie with Jody Direen

    Shindig in the MacKenzie with Jody Direen

    Lake Tekapo Community Hall

    Sat 15 May 2021 7:00 pm

    Since releasing her first album “Breaks Out” as part of her signing with Australian record label ABC Music, Jody Direen has been in a whirlwind, clocking up miles on the ground and across the skies touring both New ... 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