Located in the centre of the South Island, the MacKenzie District is one and half hours drive to Wanaka.
Pristine snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes and a network of powder blue canals form the tapestry of this remarkable region. At the heart of it all towers our country’s highest mountain peak, the majestic Aoraki Mt Cook.
When it comes to walking, tramping, hiking and sightseeing in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, there is something for everyone, with a landscape of glaciers, mountain streams, icebergs and glacial lakes.
Choose from easy half hour walks along formed paths, to multi-day alpine hikes that take you into the vast wilderness of the Southern Alps.
From stargazing to scenic mountain flights and glacier lake boat trips, snow sports, hiking, fishing and horse treks are popular local activities.
Enjoy favourite Kiwi cuisine at a country pub, find international fare or a takeaway spread of local fish ‘n’ chips. Visit the Salmon Farm and try fresh salmon straight from the source.
From lakeside retreats with mountain views, to backpacker accommodation at Mt Cook there’s a great range of options to suit every budget.
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