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

  • 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

  • The Winemakers Dinner - Moraine Lodge Supper Club

    The Winemakers Dinner - Moraine Lodge Supper Club

    Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate &Retre

    Fri 2 Aug 2019 6:00 pm

    Moraine Lodge Supper Club is excited to team up with the award winning Ostler Wines to bring you a unique food experience. Take time over a long dinner and savour the flavours of fine food perfectly matched with ... Read More

  • NZ Mountain Film Festival

    NZ Mountain Film Festival

    Twizel Events Centre

    Fri 9 Aug 2019 6:30 pm

    Returning to Twizel, we have the popular NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour with its amazing films celebrating outdoor adventurers getting out there and doing it! This years selection is "NZ Made". (Doors open ... Read More