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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.

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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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Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie Region
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

  • Sarah Conlan EP Release Tour

    New Zealand country blues artist Sarah Conlan is set to tour her newly released Debut, Self-Titled EP. Recorded in Invercargill and Produced by the Tui Nominated Duo – Liv McBride and Graeme Woller of Into The East. ... Twizel | Tuesday, 29 July 2014

  • Munted

    Munted is a verbatim documentary theatre response to the Canterbury February 22nd Earthquake, derived entirely from interviews with Cantabrians, members of the media and other NZers. The words are performed 100% ... Twizel | Thursday, 28 August 2014