Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie Region
The Mackenzie region is home to the greatest variety of snow sports New Zealand has to offer. From skiing the country's longest glacier to taking on Australasia's highest vertical drop. The huge range of family-friendly activities both on and off the slopes make Mackenzie your ultimate winter holiday destination.Readmore
Mt Dobson Ski Area
Ski and ride at Mt Dobson for natural dry powder snow, a huge learners' area with all day sun, and wide uncrowded runs. With a café, equipment and clothing rental, Snow School and team of international instructors who are passionate about skiing and boarding, you have everything you need on the field.Readmore
Ohau Snow Fields
Powder snow, sunshine, friendly people and uncrowded slopes is the combination that sets Ohau Snow Fields apart and the reason you’ll have some of the best winter fun around. Catering for all abilities, the double chair lift and the wide flat slopes enable most intermediates to cruise down the Boulevard comfortably.Readmore
Roundhill Ski Area
Enjoy views of Aoraki Mount Cook, The Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo. With all day sun and a friendly laid-back atmosphere, this is the place to introduce kids to the snow. Make the most of the great terrain that is suitable for all ages and stages, and experience Australasia's highest vertical drop - 783m.Readmore
The Hermitage Hotel
Synonymous with the spirit of Kiwi adventure since 1884, The Hermitage Hotel is nestled within Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and surrounded by towering peaks and over 100 glaciers. Relax and unwind in world renowned accommodation, choose from premium hotel rooms or self-catering motel units.Readmore
The ultimate day out with something for everyone, from seasoned skaters and snow tube adventurers, to spa devotees and hot pool worshippers. Tekapo Springs sits beside stunning Lake Tekapo at the base of Mount John, in the heart of the South Island.Readmore
Walking & Hiking
The Mackenzie region has something for everyone - from easy half hour walks along formed paths, to alpine hikes that can last days and take you into the vast wilderness of the Southern Alps.
One of the best ways to experience Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie's spectacular scenery is by taking a flightseeing tour by fixed wing plane or helicopter.
Over 4,300 km² of Mackenzie night sky has been recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve - the largest such reserve in the world and one of the best stargazing sites on earth.