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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Blog

Read and share the latest news updates, events and travel recommendations on our blog.

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Accommodation

The Mackenzie offers too much to see in one day, so stay a while and explore.

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Weddings

The landscape and serenity of the Mackenzie Region lends itself to special weddings.

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Events

  • Across the Ditch Tour - Mel Parsons & Liz Stringer (AUS)

    Across the Ditch Tour - Mel Parsons & Liz Stringer (AUS)

    The Top Hut Bar & Bistro

    Fri 6 Oct 2017 9:00 pm

    Twizel - Doors at 8pm. Show 9pm. Join two of Australasia’s indie-folk darlings on a journey of music & story - sharing songs from their back catalogues along with select southern hemisphere favourites that have ... Read More

  • Stargazing At Mt Cook Observatory at Mt Cook Airport

    Stargazing At Mt Cook Observatory at Mt Cook Airport

    Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

    Fri 13 Oct 2017 9:30 pm

    Ticket price: $10 (no extra charge for those who participated in the Galileoscope workshop) Hot drinks, pies and other eats and nibbles will be available at the observatory site which can be purchased for ... Read More

  • Starlight Festival Opening Ceremony

    Starlight Festival Opening Ceremony

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Fri 13 Oct 2017 7:00 pm

    Professor John Hearnshaw, Chair of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve Board. Opening speeches will be delivered by: - Professor Mike Reid, Head of Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of ... Read More

  • The Starlight Festival Multi Event Pass

    The Starlight Festival Multi Event Pass

    The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    Fri 13 Oct 2017 2:00 pm

    The Starlight Festival Multi Event Pass The Multi event pass allows you entry into the 2017 Aoraki MacKenzie Starlight Festival Friday 13 October – Sunday 15 October 2017 Please note the Pukaki Observatory ... Read More