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!"
Take your photography to the next level with expert instructors and Grand Master Photographers: Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken. They offer personalized photographic tuition sessions and photo tour / workshops in the lower South Island of New Zealand. Queenstown, Mount Cook, Fiordland, Otago, South Westland, Stewart Island.
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!
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 - 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.
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!
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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