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.

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


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.



  • Mad Doggerel Cabaret

    Mad Doggerel Cabaret

    Twizel Events Centre

    Fri 19 Aug 2022 7:30 pm

    Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today. Their Mad Doggerel poetry cabaret is full of cascading words, wild musicality and ... Read More

  • Across The Great Divide

    Across The Great Divide

    Lake Tekapo Community Hall

    Thu 8 Sep 2022 7:30 pm

    “You guys were ‘otherworldly’ last night and no one has ever had a standing ovation after all our years of putting on house concerts. You guys have something really special going on” – Brenda Shearer, ... Read More

  • The Race Tekapo After Party

    The Race Tekapo After Party

    Peppers Bluewater Resort

    Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00 pm

    Join us for the Race Tekapo AFTER PARTY! With all that energy expended during the race, it is time to chill! Live Music | 3-Course Dinner | Cash Bar 3-Course Dinner Entrée Creamy Potato and Leek Soup ... Read More

  • Masquerade in the Alps: CANCELLED

    Masquerade in the Alps: CANCELLED

    The Hermitage Hotel

    Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00 pm

    One of New Zealand’s most unique hotels, the Hermitage, Aoraki/Mount Cook, will host a memorable masquerade party on Saturday 17 September 2022. Set inside Mount Cook National Park in the heart of the South Island, ... Read More