Twizel, New Zealand
The grandiose Mount Cook might get more attention, but the amenities, affordability and excellent Twizel hotels lead numerous New Zealand visitors to this bucolic town just south of Lake Pukaki. Not to be outdone by the verdant mountains and rushing streams just north, Twizel boasts a surprising selection of both charming and heart-pounding activities, and the walkable neighbourhood appeals to families who love to saunter around the small, friendly town for a spell before heading to the Westland National Park. Quiet and secluded as it is, accommodation in Twizel is welcoming and plentiful.
Energetic arrivals head first to the water. Enjoy a bright, sunlit day sailing, water-skiing or rowing on the crisp Lake Pukaki or nearby Lake Benmore. If snow flurries are more your style, head north to the ski resorts, like amateur-friendly Round Hill Ski Area. Slalom down soft hills and enjoy a steaming bowl of hot chocolate before heading back south to your comfortable Twizel accommodation. And, if night skies pique your interest, Twizel is renowned by astronomers for its unpolluted clear skies to witness comets, stars and nearby planets.
Don’t forget to hire the aid of a knowledgeable tour guide and explore the vast Westland National Park and its many trails. Helicopter rides are also popular. Save money for the adventure by booking with HotelClub’s generous member benefits and enjoy up to 7% savings.
Arrive at Twizel accommodation via Christchurch International Airport and transfer to Pukaki Airport, five minutes from Twizel city centre. From there, either rent a car or take the InterCity bus.
Surrounded by the stunning mountains of the Southern Alps in a peaceful and relaxing country town, Mackenzie Country Inn Twizel offers a quiet and comfortable place to rest, relax and rejuvenate... More
Offering backpacker accommodations and well-designed chalets and studios in a tranquil location, Mountain Chalets Motel makes for a suitable base for travellers in Twizel. From this New Zealand... More