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!

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The Mackenzie Region

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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

  • 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

  • The Race Tekapo After Party

    The Race Tekapo After Party

    Peppers Bluewater Resort

    Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00 pm

    Join us for the Race Tekapo AFTER PARTY! With all that energy expended during the race, it is time to chill! Live Music | Canapes | Cash Bar Only 120 Tickets Available A Fundraiser for Tekapo School & Lake Tekapo ... Read More

  • Masquerade in the Alps: CANCELLED

    Masquerade in the Alps: CANCELLED

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00 pm

    One of New Zealand’s most unique hotels, the Hermitage, Aoraki/Mount Cook, will host a memorable masquerade party on Saturday 17 September 2022. Set inside Mount Cook National Park in the heart of the South Island, ... Read More