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



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.



  • Bill Massey's Tourists

    Bill Massey's Tourists

    Twizel Events Centre

    Thu 14 Sep 2017 7:30 pm

    Jan Bolwell’s ‘Bill Massey’s Tourists’ – 31 August – 30 September 2017. A granddaughter tells her grandfather’s story. Consummate performer Jan Bolwell plays her adolescent self, encouraging her ... Read More

  • Mt Cook Photography Workshop

    Mt Cook Photography Workshop

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Fri 15 Sep 2017 12:00 pm

    Our Mt Cook workshop is designed as an ideal program to expand your skills as a photographer, with top landscape photographers Richard Young and Rob Brown. We will base ourselves in Mt Cook Village at the comfortable ... Read More

  • 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

  • The Starlight Festival Multi Event Pass - Friday

    The Starlight Festival Multi Event Pass - Friday

    The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    Fri 13 Oct 2017 2:00 pm

    The Starlight Festival Multi Event Pass - Friday The Multi event pass allows you entry into the 2017 Aoraki MacKenzie Starlight Festival on Friday 13 October 2017 ... Read More