We can’t wait to welcome you to the Legendary Mackenzie! Step into the great wide open and discover the highest mountains, longest glaciers, vivid turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and dazzling starry skies.

In 2021 we’re sharing #52reasons why you should visit the Legendary Mackenzie. One new experience, every week for the whole year – join us!


The Mackenzie Region


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.



  • Matariki Celebrations 2022

    Matariki Celebrations 2022

    Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

    Fri 24 Jun 2022 5:00 am

    Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of stars which we also know as the Pleiades. It signifies the Maori New Year and a time to spend with whānau and friends –to enjoy kai (food), waiata(song), tākaro(games), ... Read More

  • Katie Boyle in Pat Goldsack's Swingers Club and Brothel

    Katie Boyle in Pat Goldsack's Swingers Club and Brothel

    The Top Hut Bar & Bistro

    Sun 26 Jun 2022 7:30 pm

    “a pure joy to watch” – Art Murmurs “impossible not to love” – Echoes From The Wings “utterly phenomenal . . . hilarious” – Theatreview 87-year-old Patricia Goldsack, known as Pat to her friends and ... Read More

  • Winter and Astro Photography Tour - 10 Days

    Winter and Astro Photography Tour - 10 Days

    Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

    Sat 9 Jul 2022 9:00 am

    You will start this spectacular tour by joining Glen Howey for an Astro Masterclass Workshop, based at Mt Cook. The village is located within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the world's second-best ... Read More

  • Michael Hurst in The Golden Ass

    Michael Hurst in The Golden Ass

    The Top Hut Bar & Bistro

    Mon 11 Jul 2022 7:30 pm

    "Michael Hurst is magnificent ... At once vulnerable and flawed, hedonistic, enigmatic, wily, and strangely likable.” - Theatreview Freely adapted from the notorious original by Apuleius, this brand new solo show is ... Read More