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Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie Regional Overview

Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie 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.

Shaped by extreme forces of nature, massive glaciers have scoured the land leaving a trail of lakes and rivers across the landscape. Today you will see awesome mountain ranges - the snow capped Southern Alps stretching across the western horizon. Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain at 3,724 metres above sea level, towers over the expansive countryside.

Destinations within Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie

The eastern gateway to the Mackenzie, Fairlie provides an almost surreal contrast from its rich, green rolling hills and pastures to the grand, open, shimmering upland. An outdoor lovers paradise, enjoy a round of golf, lake and river fishing, hunting, farm tours, hiking and fantastic skiing in the winter. Read more
 Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo is home to an amazing turquoise blue lake. Built in 1935, the world famous Church of the Good Shepherd offers awe-inspiring views of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps through its altar window. Enjoy fishing, a soak in the hot pools, hiking, stargazing, horse trekking, scenic flights, winter skiing & skating and much more. Read more
 Aoraki / Mount Cook
At 3,724 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. Read more
The springboard for any holiday with easy access to the awe-inspiring beauty of Aoraki / Mount Cook, Twizel is just 20 minutes from 5 boating and leisure lakes, including a world class rowing course and Formula One speedboat area. Twizel's extensive outdoor options include heli-biking, skydiving, kayaking, golf, Lord of the Rings tours, fly-fishing, Kaki breeding hide tours and more. Read more
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