Welcome to Twizel


Today the town is thriving with a modest boom in holiday-home subdivisions and recognition from travellers that – as plain Jane as it may be – Twizel is actually in the middle of everything and has almost everything one might need (within reason).


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Twizel activities

$517.84 Outdoor Activities

Guided Fly Fishing in New Zealand's South Island

Your DayYour group, from 1-3 people, will be the only ones with me on the day, so I'm flexible with timing, but generally we like to get on the road nice and early to maximise our time on the water.  I'll pick you up from your accommodation and we'll travel to a location that is suitable for the day.  This might be the Glenorchy region or down past Kingston and towards Fiordland.If you book more than one day I recommend travelling sligthly further afield for a couple of incredible days fishing out of Twizel, in the MacKenzie country.I provide lunch and snacks.You will need to organise your fishing license.I can arrange gear hire (rods, waders etc) if required.

$61.98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Pelennor Fields Two Hour Tour

Start times 10.00am and 3.00pm. Duration 2 hours. You will be picked up from Twizel information centre, Mackenzie Country Hotel (or from your accommodation by prior arrangement.), by your friendly knowledgeable guide, we cater for small intimate groups with access to this private working farm. Just a Short distance from town we will visit the largest film location for Lord of the Rings. Experience how scenes were made, why locations were chosen and how Peter Jackson divided his time. We have lots of fun facts and stories of behind the scenes. We will help you take great photos, whilst you handle replica swords and enjoy becoming your favourite character and other cosplay LOTR scenes. This tour is not just for Lord of the Rings fans, suitable for all people. Good walking shoes required and appropriate attire for the season and time of day is recommended our tour is weather dependant- minimum numbers apply. We recommend calling 24 hours prior to departure on our Freephone number to confirm pickup details and check weather conditions,

$262 Kid Friendly

1 day private tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt.Cook

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Barker's of GeraldineBest selection of sauces , jam and dressingDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Gem Alpaca Stud, Fairlie, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandCome on in and feed,touch and meet Alpacas and LamaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Fairlie Heritage Museum, Fairlie, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandStop at museum or other beatiful places around Fairlie and have lunch at Fairlie Bakehouse Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandStop at the Church of the good Shepherd and beautiful scenery around the lake and drive up to Astro Café if customers would like to .Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lake Pukaki, Canterbury Region, South IslandStop and enjoy beautiful turquoise Lake Duration: 20 minutesStop At: High Country Salmon, Twizel, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandYou can feed salmon here and also buy fresh Salmon , or sushi for lunch Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Mt Cook Glacier Guiding, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandStop at Mount Cook for customers enjoy their own time Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cardrona Bra Fence, Cardrona, Otago Region, South IslandFamous Bras fence Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Lindis Pass, Omarama, Canterbury Region, South IslandAmazing scenery for taking photos Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Crown Range Road, South IslandAnother beautiful stop for taking photos Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Queenstown Hill, Queenstown, Otago Region, South IslandLast stop at Queenstown Duration: 1 minute

$517.11 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

2 days tour from Christchurch to Queenstown

ItineraryDay 1: Christchurch to Mt.CookPass By: Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandDrive pass central of Christchurch Stop At: Rakaia Gorge Walkway, Rakaia, Canterbury Region, South IslandHave a short break Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Fairlie Heritage Museum, Fairlie, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandHave lunch break here and Alpacas tour afrer Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandStop for a chance for photos and coffeeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Lake Pukaki, Canterbury Region, South Islandstop for photosDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop, Twizel, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandStay here tonight or other closer town if accommodation are fully bookedDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Mt.Cook to Queenstown Stop At: High Country Salmon, Twizel, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandYou can feed salmon and also purchase some fresh salmon here too Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lindis Pass, Omarama, Canterbury Region, South IslandStop for sightseeing and photos Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cardrona Bra Fence, Cardrona, Otago Region, South IslandStop for taking photosDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Crown Range Road, South IslandStop for few more photos Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Lake Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago Region, South IslandBeautiful famous place for Taking photos , including Lone tree of Lake Wanaka Duration: 1 hourStop At: Queenstown Hill, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Islandwhere I can either drop you at your accommodation or at the airport.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$2559.20 Classic

Highlights of New Zealand

Two weeks is barely enough time to thoroughly explore your hometown, let alone a place as fascinating as New Zealand. For adventurers on a tight time-budget, this 15-day trip wraps up the must-sees of both islands with a nice little bow. Check out the Coromandel Peninsula's gorgeous beaches, hang with the Maori in a traditional village, and get your adrenaline fix in Queenstown. Consider this your New Zealand starter kit.

$5149 Active

New Zealand Multisport

Travelling to New Zealand? Don't worry, you won't have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities available on each island, we'll keep things exciting but also give you some space to catch your breath — you're gonna need it. Across three weeks you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you don't miss out on anything.