Twizel in Canterbury is a stunning little resort town located in the heart of the South Island's high country Mackenzie District. Twizel is a popular holiday town for both local and international travellers, boasting a very large amount of holiday homes and outdoor activities. Twizel is just a short drive from the breathtaking turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki and it one of the closest settlements to Aoraki/Mt Cook.
Twizel offers a whole range of activities including sky diving, fishing, high country Lord of the Rings tours and its famous Twizel cycle tours
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Mobile-friendly - Bike It Now!'s Cycle company is based in Historic Clyde, Central Otago. Our expertise on all the Central Otago trails is well recognised. Our one stop Cycle Shop includes; retail, hire, workshop and tour planning. Our team prides itself on being cycle specialists, delivering premium customer service, and superior knowledge. Open 7 days, because - "We are all about you!"
Mobile-friendly - Based in Twizel, we offer full support for your cycle holiday. We can provide bike hire, luggage transportation and accommodation bookings, as well as shuttles to the start of the trail at Mt Cook or Lake Tekapo, and from the finish of the trail in Oamaru - whatever you need to make it easy!
High Country Motel and Backpackers offers unique motel and backpacker accommodation in the heart of Twizel. Set in sunny spacious grounds, we offer a wide range of accommodation. With it's wide open spaces, amazing scenery and great climate, Twizel is the perfect alternative destination for travellers "on or off" the beaten track.
Mobile-friendly - High Country Salmon has a café-style shop floating on a working freshwater salmon farm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, visitors can enjoy a coffee and something from our salmon-inspired menu. Feed the fish for free or purchase fresh salmon to take away. Ideally situated on State Highway 8, South of Twizel, on main route from Christchurch to Queenstown, a must see!
We're a small friendly team of Mackenzie locals who love this beautiful part of the world. Our home is the Mackenzie Region so relax and enjoy your adventuring knowing you have skilled, knowledgeable, qualified services at hand. Drop off and pick up options for cyclists for supported rides. Bike hire. Also offer scenic tours or night-sky tours for small groups.
Mobile-friendly - Matuka Lodge is 3.5 kilometres from Twizel, gateway to Mount Cook National Park. Conveniently placed on the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail route and by road almost exactly half way between Christchurch and Queenstown. You’ll enjoy views across the private trout pond to the Southern Alps and wider Mackenzie Country in luxury from this stunning location.
Mobile-friendly - What does our Lord of the Rings Tour involve? Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of a movie? Join our Lord of the Rings Twizel Tour, highly recommended by the Official Lord of the Rings Location Guide Book and our clients on TripAdvisor! The LOTR film crew were here for several weeks filming many scenes.
Mobile-friendly - Our safari is about taking your camera off automatic and taking control. We hope to change the snapper into a true photographer. Learn how to control aperture and shutter speed. Understand composition and takeaway knowledge that will help you for the rest of your photographic life. The safari is a five-hour, four wheel drive photographic learning experience.
Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography was established in 2003 by Grand Master Photographers Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken. They have a huge amount of photographic knowledge and they know how to share it. From their base in beautiful Queenstown they organize personalized photographic tuition sessions as well as run five day photographic workshops and tours.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Skydiving Kiwis, the newest and by far coolest New Zealand tandem skydiving experience. Located only one and a half hours south of Christchurch, a perfect day trip to South Canterbury awaits you... Established in June 2011 by a small group of highly skilled and extremely passionate 'kiwi' skydivers, collectively boasting over 20 years industry experience between them!
Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain towers over the expansive countryside of the Mackenzie Basin. Relaxed transport service with informative commentary, photo opportunities, sightseeing stops, connecting Mount Cook with Tekapo and Twizel, and through other bus companies to Christchurch, Queenstown and Wanaka. Take a day trip or stay for the summer. Prepare to be blown away by the awe-inspiring views.
Mobile-friendly - Take a majestic flight to land amongst the jewels of the Southern Alps. Dramatic mountains expose their rugged faces and snow clad spines. Enjoy an alpine landing to take time out on top of the world! Descend beside the beautiful Lake Pukaki to complete a flight we promise you will not forget.
Situated halfway between Queenstown and Christchurch, the closest budget accommodation in Twizel to Aoraki/Mt Cook. Surrounded by mature trees and gardens with views of the mountains. Variety of accommodation and services including cosy cottages (self-contained), en-suite cabins, and backpacker rooms. The power and tent sites have bathrooms and kitchen facilities. BBQ area. Just 500 metre walk to Twizel township.
Omahau Downs offers guests a relaxing High Country farm environment with self-catering accommodation. Ideally located to get uninterrupted view of Mt Cook and the Mackenzie Country, but still conveniently close to Twizel Township. A fantastic 45-minute drive takes you to Aoraki, Mt Cook and many other sights and activities are also in the area to be enjoyed.
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Address: Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 18th June 2019
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 18th June 2019
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Address: 156 Armagh Street , Christchurch
From: 12:10pm on Tuesday 18th June 2019
To: 12:50pm on Tuesday 18th June 2019
Join Dave at the embankment and go into a draw for two mystery prizes.
Where: Embankment Tavern, Christchurch
Address: 181 Ferry Road, Christchurch
From: 8:00pm on Tuesday 18th June 2019
To: 11:00pm on Tuesday 25th June 2019
Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Night - Tryouts
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Where: Kensington Fun House, Christchurch
Address: 185 Manchester St, Christchurch
From: 8:00pm on Tuesday 26th February 2019
To: 10:00pm on Tuesday 6th August 2019
Open Mic Night
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Where: The Port and Eagle Brew Pub, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
Address: 184 Williams St, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 4th June 2019
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 13th August 2019
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Where: The Craic Irish Bar, Christchurch
Address: 84b Riccarton Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 11th June 2019
To: 3:00am on Wednesday 28th August 2019
A Laugh with Carlton
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Address: 1 Papanui Rd, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 19th February 2019
To: 9:30pm on Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Where: Strange & Co, Christchurch
Address: 89 Lichfield St, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 18th December 2018
To: 10:00pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019
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Where: The Common Room , Christchurch
Address: 119 Riccarton Rd , Christchurch
From: 3:00pm on Thursday 9th May 2019
To: 6:00pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Mal's Pub Quiz
A good old fashioned pub quiz every Tuesday evening.
Where: Pegasus Arms Restaurant & Bar, Christchurch
Address: 14 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 29th January 2019
To: 9:30pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019