Twizel, New Zealand
Located on the South Island of New Zealand, Twizel is a town known for its outdoor personality, with areas such as Round Hill for skiing and lakes for sailing. There is always something to do in this town; from fly fishing and hunting to visiting film sites for The Lord of the Rings, Twizel offers an outdoor experience like no other.
- Lake Pukaki
- Ben Ohau Golf Club
- Mount Cook
- Try a heli-bike tour, taking a helicopter up the mountain followed by a mountain bike down
- Tour the Kaki Visitor Hide, home to many rare and interesting birds
- Go fly fishing in the Mackenzie Basin
Temperatures in the Mt Cook-Mackenzie Basin region change with the seasons. During spring and autumn, temperatures range between 27°F (-3°C) and 75°F (24°C). Summer days are warm with temperatures of 86°F (30°C), while winter is cooler with temperatures of 20°F to 60°F (-7°C to 16°C).
Getting There & Around
Flights to Twizel arrive at the Queenstown Airport. With the airport about hour or so away, visitors can take shuttles, buses or hired cars to town. Most buses and shuttles have links to other towns and cities such as Alexandria and Dunedin.
To get about town, one can bike, walk, take a car or even ferry to the North Island. With so many walking and cycle paths, visitors find these types of transportation the most convenient, as well as scenic.
2 hotels in Twizel
Welcome to Mountain Chalet Motels, Twizel, New Zealand. Mountain Chalets is situated in Twizel, 40 minutes drive from Mount Cook, on State Highway 8 between Christchurch and Queenstown. This... More