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

$534.74 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.

$62.03 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,

$3199 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.

$3199 Active

New Zealand – South Island Multisport

New Zealand is the perfect place for adrenaline and activity, and there's nowhere in the country more suited to that than the South Island. On this two week trip, cover the ground (or water) by sea kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, cruise along the waters of Milford Sound, and take two wheels through the trails around Mt Cook. If you're not out of breath just from reading all that, then it's time to start packing.