High quality gifts, crafts, art, lots of food to suit all tastes, great coffee, boutique beers & wines plus live entertainment from Big Picnic...something for everyone!
Braemar Station at Lake Pukaki was the location of the Warg Chase and approach to Rivendell. You can stay at the station – just like crew members did.
Mackenzie District's eastern gateway
Fairlie provides an almost surreal contrast. From its rich, green rolling hills and pastures to the grand, open, shimmering highland. It is an outdoor lover's paradise, enjoy a round of golf, lake and river fishing, hunting, farm tours, hiking and fantastic skiing in the winter. More >>
Experience the world's most spectacular night sky
Recently designated the world's largest, gold status International Dark Sky Reserve, Tekapo skies are almost totally free from light pollution. Through its altar window, the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd provides awe-inspiring views of Lake Tekapo's turquoise blue waters and the majestic Southern Alps. Enjoy scenic flights, hot pools, hiking, stargazing, horse trekking, winter skiing and skating. More >>
At 3,754 metres, New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook, is certainly dazzling
The alpine village of Mount Cook provides a range of accommodation and is a stepping stone to numerous activities from thrilling scenic flights to leisurely hikes, glacier boat tours, superb fly fishing and 4WD adventures. More >>
The springboard for any holiday with easy access to majestic Aoraki Mount Cook
Twizel is just 20 minutes from 5 boating and leisure lakes, including a world class rowing course. Outdoor options include helibiking, skydiving, kayaking, golf, Lord of the Rings tours, flyfishing & Kaki Black Stilt tours. More >>
Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie, home to New Zealand's breathtaking landscapes & spirit of adventure
Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie is situated in the centre of New Zealand's majestic South Island.
The region is renowned for its clear starry nights - recently designated the largest International Dark Sky Reserve - brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green and snow-capped mountains.