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!

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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

  • 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 true high country style, our inaugural gala ball ... Read More

  • Earth and Fire - Moraine Lodge Supper Club

    Earth and Fire - Moraine Lodge Supper Club

    Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate &Retre

    Fri 5 Jul 2019 6:00 pm

    Don fur jackets and snow boots and make your way to Moraine Lodge for the July Supper Club event. Chef Tom will continue to delight your tastebuds with fire braised meats, hearty vegetables and tasty puds in the coldest ... 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

  • Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Twizel Town Centre

    Thu 1 Aug 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