The largest town in the Mackenzie District of the South Island, Twizel is a stunning alpine village that attracts many visitors due to its mountains, stunning lakes and rivers, and world record holding salmon and trout. Home to the breathtaking Lake Pukaki, Lake Ohau, and the nearby Tekapo River, Twizel truly feels as though you’ve stepped into a picture-perfect postcard.
There are a number of activities available in Twizel, from a heli-bike ride across one of the most stunning mountain ranges in New Zealand, to kayaking, to skiing, to wakeboarding or skydiving. Home to an incredible Lord of the Rings film set tour, specifically, Gondor, Twizel is the place to visit - regardless of whether or not you’re a LOTR fan!
With a variety of accommodation options available, from backpackers, to lodges, to chalets, to holiday parks or home, Twizel has something for everyone.