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!

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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

  • Seed

    Seed

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sat 21 Jul 2018 7:30 pm

    Seed of contentment or chaos? Winning play tours with AOTNZ 4 July - 4 Aug 2018. IVF isn’t fool proof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to ... Read More

  • Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Twizel Town Centre

    Fri 10 Aug 2018 12:00 pm

    Our 4-day Astro Masterclass Workshop is an ideal programme to expand your skills in Astro, Timelapse and Panoramic photography with highly acclaimed astrophotographer Mark Gee along with Dave Buckton. We will base ... Read More

  • No Holds Bard

    No Holds Bard

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sat 25 Aug 2018 7:30 pm

    No Holds Bard – Michael Hurst tours with AOTNZ. Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and a lack of acting opportunities, an aging thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final ‘dark ... Read More

  • Landscape Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Landscape Masterclass Photography Workshop

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Fri 14 Sep 2018 12:00 pm

    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