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: www.mackenzienz.com.

Mackenzie Region map

Activities

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.

Cycling

 

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.

Stargazing

 

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

Gallery

Aoraki Mt Cook
Aoraki Mt Cook

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Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd
Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd

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Hooker Valley at Aoraki Mt Cook
Hooker Valley at Aoraki Mt Cook

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Aoraki Mt Cook
Aoraki Mt Cook

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