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!



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.



  • Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road

    Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road

    The Top Hut Bar & Bistro

    Wed 6 Feb 2019 7:30 pm

    On the road again – Michele and Jeremy’s AOTNZ tour – 1 Feb - 9 March 2019. Michele and Jeremy have been performing comedy around the country – and around the globe – for over 20 years. Regular guests on ... Read More

  • Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    Market Place

    Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:00 pm

    Twizel's 14th annual Salmon & Wine Festival is one of New Zealand's premiere events. It's the time of year when the town of Twizel celebrates local salmon and wine growers by sharing our gifts with the region. The ... Read More