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Win a Winter Break

Enjoy a winter holiday in the Mackenzie region with prizes from The Hermitage, Tekapo Springs, Roundhill and Mt Dobson Ski Areas, Ohau Snow Fields, Lake Ohau Lodge and Air Safaris. Just tell us the best thing about a Mackenzie winter in 10 words and you could win some time in our winter playground.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tekapo Springs

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.

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Win a Winter Break
Mt Dobson Ski Area
Ohau Snow Fields
Roundhill Ski Area
The Hermitage Hotel
Tekapo Springs

Activities in Aoraki/Mount Cook Mackenzie

Skiing

A Mackenzie winter will take your breath away. Experience a diverse range of snow fields ideal for beginners through to expert skiers and boarders. Then indulge in a variety of après ski activities.

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Scenic Flights

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.

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Stargazing

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.

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Events

  • Once We Built A Tower by Dean Parker - South Island Tour

    Lock your whiskey cabinet and grab your guns, because your friends and ours The Bacchanals are bringing an all-new, all-improved, all-singing-all-milking production of Dean Parker’s Once We Built A Tower to the South ... Twizel | Wednesday, 27 August 2014

  • Once We Built A Tower by Dean Parker - South Island Tour

    Lock your whiskey cabinet and grab your guns, because your friends and ours The Bacchanals are bringing an all-new, all-improved, all-singing-all-milking production of Dean Parker’s Once We Built A Tower to the South ... Lake Tekapo | Thursday, 28 August 2014