The relaxed pace of the Mackenzie region means it is perfect for children and combine this with friendliness on the locals and stunning landscapes means you have the ideal location for a family holiday.
One Big Family Playground
Every child is in awe of the beautiful scenery – the lakes, trees, mountains – which become their own individual playground to explore. Here are some must-dos to add to the family holiday checklist.
Short walks around the whole region that the whole family can enjoy – many that suit prams/strollers for younger kids, or shorter durations for little legs. For those with super active children trying out a portion of the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail guarantees a good night’s sleep.
The hot pools at Lake Tekapo is a haven for children and adults alike. Tekapo Springs have both hot and cold pools, during winter there is a Snow Tube Park and Ice Skating Rink, with summer bringing a 150m waterslide Aqua Drop and run, jump and bounce on our inflatable Jumpernaut. For a little downtime, adults can relax and enjoy a massage at the Glacial Day Spa onsite.
Want to see your child’s face light up when they touch snow for the first time? The winter months offer another layer of activities with three ski fields all who cater well for young ski-bunnies.
Get up close and personal with the region’s animals – feeding salmon, horse-riding, patting alpacas or staying on a working farm.
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Find Accommodation to Suit Family Needs
There is such a range of accommodation types in the Mackenzie Region that families will be able to find something that suits their requirements. This ranges from the abundance of holiday homes (where you can rent a whole house) through to apartments, hotels and holiday parks.