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.



  • Too Much Punch for Judy

    Too Much Punch for Judy

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sat 19 Jun 2021 7:00 pm

    Pre-loading, peer pressure, driving while distracted, can you really handle your drink? ‘Too Much Punch For Judy’ by Mark Wheeller. May 20th 1983… a lonely road… a car comes off the road and hits a bridge. ... Read More

  • 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

  • Dr Ian Chapman & the Cosmic Jive Trio

    Dr Ian Chapman & the Cosmic Jive Trio

    Twizel Events Centre

    Sat 3 Jul 2021 7:30 pm

    Dr Ian Chapman & the Cosmic Jive Trio Present David Bowie & the Art of Being Different In this sparkling interactive musical performance and accompanying talk, Dr Ian Chapman and his band delight in entertaining and ... Read More

  • Mackenzie Half Marathon

    Mackenzie Half Marathon

    Fairlie Village Green

    Sat 24 Jul 2021 10:00 am

    The Mackenzie Half Marathon on Saturday, 24 July 2021 features a not to be missed course, which includes farm tracks, river crossings, river track, shingle roads, minimum sealed road and spectacular views. In addition ... Read More