Explore Mackenzie High Country

Chartered Tours with Lakeland Explorer Twizel

Treat yourself to a fabulous adventure capture precious holiday memories

Experience spectacular scenery and your own choice of location and activities

Explore Mackenzie Region with unique geology, flora, fauna, history and towns.


Framed by New Zealand’s Southern Alps, glacial lakes, braided rivers, high country tussock lands. 
Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.
Westland World Heritage Park.
Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve.

Venture down the Waitaki Valley to discover more unique New Zealand geology, history and wines.

2 hour tours from $200 Half day tours from $350 Full day tours from $600

Indicate your interest  let us create a unique itinerary to suit you.

scenic drive scenic flight  helicopter flight gliding  sky diving

photography bird watching  fishing hiking short walks 

salmon farm farm tour sheep shearing hot tubs hydro tour

information centre dining options wine tasting shopping   other



‘heart of the high country’  unique hydro town history 

New Zealand’s largest hydro-electric power scheme 7 Lakes 4 canals 8 power stations 

Salmon farms, view & feed fish, taste local specialties, fresh & smoked salmon sales.

Lakes Pukaki,  Ohau, Benmore, Ruataniwha (NZ major rowing venue)  


Aoraki Mt Cook

Mt Cook Village, Sir Edmund Hillary Centre, Hooker Valley, Tasman Valley & Delta.


Lake Tekapo

Church Of The Good Shepherd, Dark Sky Experience, Tekapo Hot Springs,

Mt John Observatory and café, 



gliding capital of New Zealand, Omarama Hot Tubs, sheep shearing, country stores, Omarama Clay Cliffs (mini grand canyon) Quailburn historic woolshed,  


Waitaki Valley 

hydro scheme continues via Lakes Benmore, Aviemore and Waitaki.

International award winning wine region, vineyards, wine tasting & sales, Maori Rock Drawings, Duntroon Fossils, Elephant Rocks.



historic Victorian precinct, Totara Estate, Whitestone Cheese.


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