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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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.



  • Whisky Master Class - Moraine Lodge Supper Club

    Whisky Master Class - Moraine Lodge Supper Club

    Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Estate &Retre

    Fri 3 Apr 2020 6:30 pm

    Whisky Masterclass Whisky lovers unite! Our Whisky Masterclass is a collaboration between Chef Tom and Whisky Galore. 4 courses of Toms cuisine matched with 4 whiskies chosen by Louis from Whisky Galore Including ... Read More

  • Lake Tekapo Alpine Grind

    Lake Tekapo Alpine Grind

    Balmoral Station

    Sat 25 Apr 2020 9:00 am

    The Tekapo Alpine Grind is an annual mountain biking event that takes place on the Balmoral Station in the heart of the Mackenzie country in the South Island of New Zealand. The Balmoral Station is near the towns of ... Read More

  • Mountain Medicine Hui: CANCELLED

    Mountain Medicine Hui: CANCELLED

    Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

    Fri 22 May 2020 2:00 pm

    The New Zealand Society for Mountain Medicine is delighted to announce its inaugural Mountain Medicine Hui. A weekend of Mountain and Wilderness medicine learning and sharing at Mount Cook Village, run by doctors and ... Read More

  • Mt Cook Astro Masterclass Workshop - 4 Days

    Mt Cook Astro Masterclass Workshop - 4 Days

    Twizel Town Centre

    Sat 15 Aug 2020 6:00 am

    Our Astro Masterclass Workshop is based in Twizel within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the world's second-best area for viewing the night sky. With highly acclaimed astrophotographer Mark Gee along ... Read More