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.



  • Four-Day Landscape Photography Workshop

    Four-Day Landscape Photography Workshop

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Fri 19 Oct 2018 2:00 pm

    Location, subject, composition, creativity, shooting technique, gear, and editing are some of the ingredients that define an amazing landscape photograph. We will cover all these topics and much more. Planning your ... Read More

  • Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend

    Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend


    Sat 20 Oct 2018 7:30 am

    Steve Skinner memorial Canal Kayak Race. This race is part of the Meridian Hard Labour Weekend events. It is a unique race encompassing Lake Ruataniwha and the Hydro canals finishing in Lake Benmore. There are two ... Read More

  • Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend

    Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend

    Twizel Ben Ohau Station

    Sat 20 Oct 2018 12:00 pm

    Pyramid Run - Half Maraton. The third event in the Twizel Hard Labour Weekend can be either raced as a stand-alone event or as part of the Hard Labourer - Kayak, MTB or Half Marathon combo. Raced over the half ... Read More

  • Tin Plate Halloween Party

    Tin Plate Halloween Party

    Tin Plate Kitchen & Bar

    Sat 27 Oct 2018 8:00 pm

    Halloween Party 2018! Grab you creepy costume and come have a killer night this Halloween at Tin Plate Kitchen & Bar, Main Street, Lake Tekapo. Music by: DJ Felipe Presented by: Burkes Brewing Co Read More