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Mackenzie District



The Mackenzie District is located in the Canterbury region, known for its stunning landscapes, outdoor adventures, and star-filled skies. The district’s diverse geography includes the Mackenzie Basin, the Southern Alps, and the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, offering a wide range of activities and attractions.

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a highlight of the district, offering world-class hiking, climbing, and mountaineering opportunities. The park is home to New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook, as well as several stunning glaciers and alpine lakes.

The Tekapo Springs is a popular destination for relaxation and recreation, offering hot pools, ice skating, and a range of spa treatments. The nearby Lake Tekapo is known for its stunning turquoise waters and the Church of the Good Shepherd, a historic stone church that provides a picturesque backdrop for photos.

The district’s dark skies make it a popular destination for stargazing, with the Mt John Observatory offering guided tours and night sky experiences. The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is one of the best places in the world to observe the night sky, providing stunning views of the stars and the Milky Way.

The Mackenzie District is also known for its rich agricultural heritage, with numerous farms and stations to explore. The Fairlie Heritage Museum and the Mackenzie Sheepdog Statue offer insights into the region’s history and culture.

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