Twizel New Zealand
TWIZEL NEW ZEALAND
Travel and Tourism Information Twizel and Mount Cook
Twizel New Zealand
Official travel and tourism information for Aoraki Mt Cook and Twizel New Zealand. Twizel is an alpine village situated in the Mackenzie District in the South Island of New Zealand. Twizel is the closest town to Mount Cook and the Tasman Glacier. Twizel is a fly fishing paradise with its many lakes and rivers brimming with world record trout and salmon. Lake Pukaki, Lake Ohau, Lake Benmore the Ahuriri River and the Tekapo River are all nearby.
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Salmon farm on Ohau-Pukaki canal near Twizel.
WELCOME TO TWIZEL NEW ZEALAND
 
Maori TV
Box Office
TWIZEL EMERGENCY SERVICES
Telephone 111
Fire Police Ambulance
High Country Medical Centre
37 Tasman Road, Twizel
Phone: 03 435 0777
Mackenzie Pharmacy
6/7 Market Place, Twizel
Phone: 03 435 0883
Local Police
23 Tasman Road, Twizel
Phone: 03 435 0719
RADIO TWIZEL 95.8 MHz
Visitors and locals are welcome to visit our station. Our music is mostly for the oldies who enjoy music from the golden era of country and western or rock & roll and old time classics.
Phone 435 0027 or 435 0200
AA ROAD WATCH
Latest road conditions. Roadwatch provides you with quality live traffic
information for 95% of New Zealand's roads and live updates on ferry schedules.Check AA Roadwatch before you travel and be prepared.
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AHURIRI CONSERVATION PARK
Access to the park is via Birchwood Road which leaves SH 8 about 17 km west of Omarama township. Birchwood Road runs for 21 km up to the park boundary, after which it is 4WD only for a further 10 km to the road end.
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ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLEWAY
The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail 301km from Mt Cook our highest mountain, to the ocean at Oamaru. Allow 4-6 days for the entire ride, or simply try a day excursion. The A2O Cycle Trail is sure to be a memorable experience.
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BLACK STILT / KAKIHI
Kaki, or black stilt, is a native wading bird only found in New Zealand. Once common throughout New Zealand, kaki is now restricted to the braided rivers and wetlands of the Mackenzie Basin, South Island.
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OVERNIGHT CAMPING IN TWIZEL
With some exceptions Council allows independent overnight camping within its District. Download "Camping on Roadways & Reserves Bylaw".
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PUKAKI AIRPORT WEATHER STATION
Weather information for the Mackenzie Basin is provided by Met Service for Pukaki Airport. which is situated 1 km from the township of Twizel and about 30 minutes drive from Mount Cook, New Zealand.
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SOUTH ISLAND HIGHWAY INFORMATION
Check for delays, detours and closures, and general travel warnings that may apply. Please note, we only publish notable incidents, roadworks, public events etc that may disrupt state highway traffic or require caution.
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TWIZEL CEMETERY
Our goal is to preserve precious records found in cemeteries throughout the world. We use modern technology to capture images of headstones with their GPS locations so users worldwide can access those records anywhere.
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TWIZEL MEDICAL CENTRE
Located in the heart of the Mackenzie Country, the Twizel Medical Centre is a rural general practice providing medical, accident and emergency care to the Twizel community.

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TWIZEL WEBCAM
This camera is hilltop mounted above Twizel, the closest town to Mt Cook. The images provide panoramic views of Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki.
This camera is mounted on a mountain ridge line and is susceptable to high winds.
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WALKING RIDING AND HORSE TRACKS
If you are into walking, mountain bike riding, or horse riding, the Department of Conservation tracks offer an exciting way to explore our beautiful and diverse environment.
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TWIZEL NEW ZEALAND - HEART OF THE MACKENZIE COUNTRY !
Twizel is approximately 500 meters above sea level. Surrounded by mountain ranges it has a very distinct climate. Twizel is accessible from Christchurch through Burke's Pass, from Queenstown through the Lindis Pass and from the East Coast through the Waitaki Valley. Take a scenic flight from Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook with views over the Southern Alps. Mountain climbing is a major attraction here, with the challenge of Mt Cook. Many ski options are available, including heli-skiing and ski touring.
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