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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Read and share the latest news updates, events and travel recommendations on our blog.



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.



  • Special Contra Dance with US Allemand Joy Contra Tour

    Special Contra Dance with US Allemand Joy Contra Tour

    Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

    Mon 19 Feb 2018 7:00 pm

    Dance with super experienced contra dancers from the USA! Live Music by Allemand Joy band: - ...Arlene Jamar: Keyboard, Aubrey Swift: Fiddle, Mandolin,Guitar, Bass - ...Betsy Foote: Fiddle, Glenn Lee: Accordion, ... Read More

  • Back Country Cuisine Alps 2 Ocean Ultra

    Back Country Cuisine Alps 2 Ocean Ultra

    Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

    Fri 23 Feb 2018 9:00 am

    Technically an ‘ultra-run’ is defined as anything longer than the standard marathon distance of 42 kilometres, but that’s where any similarity ends. New Zealand's first ultra-staged run the Back Country Cuisine ... Read More

  • The Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    The Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

    Market Place

    Sat 24 Feb 2018 12:00 pm

    On a Saturday in Summer each year, Market Place transforms into the best wine and food festival in the region. The combination of fine wines and delicious local salmon makes this festival unique in New ... Read More

  • Flora and Sean

    Flora and Sean

    Fairlie Museum

    Sun 25 Feb 2018 7:30 pm

    Flora Knight and Sean Donald are from different corners of the world. She’s a fiddle player from New Zealand who has previously played with The Eastern and The Lone Pine Specials. He's a guitar-picker raised in ... Read More