We can’t wait to welcome you to the Legendary Mackenzie! Step into the great wide open and discover the highest mountains, awe-inspiring 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!


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.



  • Plant-Based Potluck

    Plant-Based Potluck

    Plant-Based Potluck

    Sun 28 Feb 2021 6:00 pm

    Hi all fellow herbivores, omnivores, carnivores! You are invited! Let's share the amazing tastes of vegan dishes. If you can't cook, don't worry! You can bring a bowl of salad or chips or drinks or a big bright ... Read More

  • Mackenzie Highland A & P Show

    Mackenzie Highland A & P Show

    Mackenzie A&P Showgrounds

    Mon 5 Apr 2021 8:00 am

    The Mackenzie A&P Highland Show is the largest one day Show in New Zealand with 12-15,000 through the gates. A fun family day out with something for everyone! This year, the Show is featuring Craig Smith—”Wonkey ... Read More

  • Carnivorous Plant Society

    Carnivorous Plant Society

    Mackenzie Co-operating Parish

    Wed 14 Apr 2021 7:30 pm

    "Wonderful!" - John Campbell, Radio NZ “Some serious instrument playing going on!” - Kathryn Ryan, Radio NZ "Wonderful bunch of extremely talented musicians... they wowed the audience last night." - 4th Wall ... Read More

  • Jingle Balls Mid Winter Christmas

    Jingle Balls Mid Winter Christmas

    Red Stag Restaurant

    Fri 11 Jun 2021 7:30 pm

    Jingle balls Midwinter Christmas hosted by Red Stag Restaurant, $75 per head FREE karaoke Thursday 10th June. The Queens Hit Fairlie, To give you a jingling balls dinner and show! Drink on arrival doors open ... Read More