We can’t wait to welcome you to the Legendary Mackenzie! Step into the great wide open and discover the highest mountains, longest glaciers, vivid turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and dazzling starry skies.

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The Mackenzie Region


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.



  • Mundi Trio

    Mundi Trio

    Mackenzie Co-operating Parish

    Sat 5 Feb 2022 7:30 pm

    “…taking a musical journey filled with global colours, grooves and influences” Prepare to be transported! Mundi Trio comprises Brazilian percussionist Ricardo Stuani, guitarist Chris Dabinett and flautist, ... Read More

  • Valentines Day

    Valentines Day

    Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate &Retre

    Mon 14 Feb 2022 7:30 pm

    Treat your loved one by celebrating each other on Valentines Day, taking time together for a dinner date with that special person in your life. Moraine Lodge is a romantic and private bespoke restaurant with stunning ... Read More

  • Summer Challenge Lake Tekapo

    Summer Challenge Lake Tekapo

    Lake Tekapo Community Hall

    Fri 18 Mar 2022 4:00 pm

    The Summer Challenge is an exciting adventure event for women. We think of it as the best friend of the Spring Challenge, the hugely popular iconic women’s adventure race established in 2007. In essence, the Summer ... Read More

  • A Taste of Cardrona

    A Taste of Cardrona

    Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate &Retre

    Sat 9 Apr 2022 6:30 pm

    Connecting over the nuanced flavours and storied histories of incredibly crafted spirits is one of our favourite things to do, so it’s no secret that we eagerly count down to this supper club event featuring Cardrona ... Read More