Fairlie is the eastern gateway to the Mackenzie Country
Fairlie provides an almost surreal contrast from its rich, green rolling hills and pastures as they respectfully submit to the grand, open, shimmering upland. 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 info>>
Lake Tekapo has the clearest, darkest and most spectacular night sky in New Zealand...
and an amazing turquoise blue lake. The world famous Church of the Good Shepherd offers awe-inspiring views of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps through its altar window. Enjoy scenic flights, hot pools, hiking, stargazing, proposed starlight reserve, horse trekking, winter skiing & skating more info>>
At 3754 metres, New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook, is certainly dazzling
The alpine village of Mount Cook provides a host 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 info>>
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 info>>
The Alps 2 Ocean Cycleway is currently under conctruction.
Check it out at http://www.nzcycletrail.com/alps-2-ocean-cycle-trail
The Lake Tekapi i-SITE Visitor Centre will be permanetly closed from Sunday 8th July 2012.
The Aoraki Mount Cook Mackenzie region is situated in the centre of New Zealand's majestic South Island.
The region is renowned for its incredibly clear starry nights, brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green and snow-capped mountains.