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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.



  • Twizel House Tour - High Tea at Moraine Lodge

    Twizel House Tour - High Tea at Moraine Lodge

    Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate &Retre

    Sat 7 Nov 2020 10:00 am

    Take a refreshing break during the Twizel House Tour to partake in High Tea at Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat. Open to Twizel House Tour ticket holders. Includes: One Pimms Cup (or juice) and 5 petit ... Read More

  • Say It With Flowers

    Say It With Flowers

    Mackenzie Co-operating Parish

    Mon 9 Nov 2020 7:30 pm

    Say it with Flowers - A Tour of Top Wordsmiths “Say It with Flowers touches taboo subjects, such as politics, sport and religion with wit and topicality”, says Steve Thomas A tour of top wordsmiths is underway ... Read More

  • Rail Land - Anthonie Tonnon

    Rail Land - Anthonie Tonnon

    MacKenzie Community Centre

    Tue 17 Nov 2020 7:30 pm

    A journey of the mind, through song and story about New Zealand’s on and off again love affair with its passenger railway system. Equal parts tragedy, comedy, and personal memoir, Rail Land weaves the songs of ... Read More

  • Four Day Tour: McKenzie Country & Tekapo

    Four Day Tour: McKenzie Country & Tekapo

    Lake Ohau Lodge

    Fri 20 Nov 2020 8:00 am

    Girls on the Road Again is a foodie and photography fully escorted tour initiative led by Jo Seagar and Lesley Whyte, all organised by House of Travel’s Pam Young. Come join Jo, Lesley and Pam as we explore over ... Read More