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.



  • Wild Food Night - Moraine Lodge Supper Club

    Wild Food Night - Moraine Lodge Supper Club

    Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat

    Fri 10 May 2019 6:30 am

    Moraine Lodge Supper Club is all about bringing people together to enjoy each other's company while eating delicious food, right here in the heart of the Mackenzie High Country. We specialise in seasonal produce cooked ... Read More

  • My Name is Moana

    My Name is Moana

    Twizel Events Centre

    Wed 15 May 2019 7:30 pm

    Water, ocean, moana, music – ‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean, led by celebrated singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto, arts laureate and a 2016 inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. ... Read More

  • Moraine Lodge 2019 Charity Gala Ball

    Moraine Lodge 2019 Charity Gala Ball

    Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat

    Sat 22 Jun 2019 7:30 pm

    We invite you to attend the inaugural Moraine Lodge 2019 Gala Charity Ball which will be held in the beautiful Moraine Lodge,Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, Lake Pukaki. In 2019, the Gala Ball will raise funds for the ... Read More

  • Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Twizel Town Centre

    Sat 27 Jul 2019 10:00 am

    Our 4-day Astro Masterclass Workshop is an ideal programme to expand your skills in Astro, Timelapse and Panoramic photography with highly acclaimed astrophotographer Mark Gee along with Dave Buckton. We will base ... Read More