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Fairlie is a charming rural town located in the Mackenzie District, known for its stunning landscapes, outdoor activities, and friendly community atmosphere. The town serves as a gateway to the Mackenzie Basin and offers a range of attractions and activities.

The Fairlie Heritage Museum provides insights into the town’s history and heritage, with exhibits on early settlement, agriculture, and local industries. The museum features a collection of historic buildings and artifacts, offering a glimpse into the past.

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the nearby Fairlie Forest, which offers a range of walking and cycling trails. The forest is home to several scenic spots, including the Opihi River and Lake Opuha, providing excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, and picnicking.

Fairlie’s town centre features a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Fairlie Bakehouse is famous for its award-winning pies, making it a must-visit for food lovers.

The town is also a great base for exploring the Mackenzie District, with its stunning landscapes, including the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and the Tekapo Springs. The district’s dark skies make it a popular destination for stargazing, with the Mt John Observatory offering guided tours and night sky experiences.

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