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See & Do

Explore the Mackenzie Region

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The Mackenzie Region

The legendary Mackenzie Region is home to Fairlie, Lake Tekapo, Aoraki/Mount Cook, and Twizel and is one of the most beautiful regions in New Zealand. It has the highest mountains, incredible glaciers, bright turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and pure starry skies.

There are a great range of activities for everyone near Shear-Vue Farmstay! Ask us for local tips and suggestions or check out the official Mackenzie Region website here:

Mackenzie Region map


Walking & Hiking


There's something for everyone, from easy walks along well-formed paths, to multi-day alpine hikes

Glacier Experiences


There are over 60 glaciers in the Mackenzie and you can explore them with a scenic flight or by skiing or walking.

Scenic Flights

See the amazing Mackenzie Region landscape from above: snowy mountains, braided rivers, and bright blue lakes. 

Artists & Galleries


The Mackenzie is full of creativity, home to a wide range of artists and art galleries.



There are tracks for all abilities, with spectacular scenery in abundance.

Dine & Drink


Enjoy the delicious variety of local dine and drink businesses!

Golf & Fishing


Enjoy a round of golf at the Fairlie Golf Club or fish in the many lakes, rivers, and canals.

Family Fun


The Mackenzie is one big family playground! Take a short walk or bike ride, or visit Tekapo Springs.



The Mackenzie is home to pure, dark skies– one of the best places on earth to stargaze!


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