Mackenzie Country

 

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Lake Tekapo

Welcome to the Aoraki Mount Cook Mackenzie region!
Incredibly clear starry nights, brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green,
snow-capped mountains and glaciers contribute to a truly breathtaking experience.

Aoraki Mount Cook

This is a powerfully emotive landscape, over one million acres of high golden tundra encircled by sky piercing mountains - so come, put yourself in touch with nature in one of its grandest schemes  - Aoraki Mt Cook Mackenzie - New Zealand’s treasure highland.

Glacial Lake
The Mackenzie Country is dramatic, its vast landscape punctuated by stunning glacial lakes and the bold man-made canal system which delivers hydro-generated energy to the cities and towns of New Zealand.

Make time to explore one of the world’s most energising regions, which when combined with the legendary hospitality of its people,
will imprint a never to be forgotten vision in your memory.

Aoraki Mount Cook

The welcoming atmosphere is most manifest in the cafés and restaurants throughout the region as well as in the great choices of accommodation from luxury lodge,hotel, motor inn, farmstay, holiday park to backpacker hostels.

Mt Cook with the Hermitage Hotel, great walks and the Tasman Glacier.
The small town of Twizel is the main service centre for the McKenzie Country and has good views of Mt. Cook.

Tekapo offers good walkways and some mountain bike trails with beautiful lake and mountain views from just about everywhere.
The clear night skies provide you with unique star gazing.
Scenic flights over the Southern Alps can be enjoyed from Tekapo. There are also ski fields near by: Roundhill and Mt Dobson

Lake Ohau ('wind' in Maori) and Ohau Village, a small ski village, which is also a popular summer holiday destination .

Omarama is world famous for gliding. Gliding is offered at the local airfield in the summer months for those wanting to have a go.

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