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.



  • Salmon Masterclass Cooking School

    Salmon Masterclass Cooking School

    Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate &Retre

    Fri 6 Sep 2019 6:00 pm

    Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat and Moraine Lodge have developed a reputation for fine food and warm hospitality. King Salmon sourced from our local glacial water is our signature dish and we would like to share ... Read More

  • Landscape Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Landscape Masterclass Photography Workshop

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Fri 13 Sep 2019 10:00 am

    Our Mt Cook workshop is designed as an ideal programme to expand your skills as a landscape photographer. We will base ourselves in Mt Cook Village at the comfortable Hermitage Hotel and here we have access to a ... Read More

  • Psychic Surgery with Jeanette Wilson

    Psychic Surgery with Jeanette Wilson

    Mackenzie Country Inn

    Fri 25 Oct 2019 7:30 pm

    In this two-hour show Jeanette works with a team of spirit world doctors and surgeons to remove pain and restriction often within just minutes. It’s a mind opening evening as Jeanette’s guides give insights to the ... Read More

  • Meridian Hard Labour - Dusky Trail Mt Bike races

    Meridian Hard Labour - Dusky Trail Mt Bike races

    Twizel Ben Ohau Station

    Sat 26 Oct 2019 12:00 pm

    Stonewood Homes Dusky Trail Mountain Bike Race – Saturday 26th October The 40 km Dusky Trail Mountain Bike race is predominantly an off-road event which is based on the Department of Conservation (DOC) track called ... Read More