TWIZEL
New Zealand

Travel and Tourism Information
Twizel and Aoraki Mount Cook

Twizel New Zealand


Twizel New Zealand
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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.
WELCOME TO TWIZEL NEW ZEALAND THE HEART OF THE MACKENZIE HIGH COUNTRY
2 wee birds sheltering from the snow! - Gary Hanifin
 

 
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.
 
SOUTH ISLAND HIGHWAY INFO
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.
 
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.
 
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. Whichever option you choose, the A2O Cycle Trail is sure to be a memorable experience.
 
OVERNIGHT CAMPING IN TWIZEL
With some exceptions Council allows independent overnight camping within its District. Download "Camping on Roadways & Reserves Bylaw".
 
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. 
 
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.
 
 
TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE
How do you want to play our free crossword puzzles? There are 7 different puzzles to choose from, daily. That's right, 7 free daily crossword puzzles! On top of that, you can choose to play them online on our website, or use the printable versions and solve them comfortably on your couch, with the old pencil and rubber eraser.
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Self Help Books/Quizzes

 
james McKenzie
JAMES McKENZIE - Sheep drover.
James McKenzie who was imprisoned on a charge of stealing sheep has become such a legendary figure that it is impossible to disentangle fact from fiction and his exploits. Large areas of the South Island are named after him, and there is a monument in honour of his dog Friday.
 
TWIZEL EMERGENCY SERVICES
Telephone 111
Fire, Police or Ambulance.
NON EMERGENCY CONTACTS
High Country Health Medical Centre
37 Tasman Road, Twizel
Phone: 03 435 0777
Mackenzie Pharmacy
6/7 Market Place, Twizel
Phone: 03 435 0883
mackenziepharmacy@xtra.co.nz
Local Police
23 Tasman Road, Twizel
Phone: 03 435 0719
DAILY SUDOKU
Sudoku from SudokuPuzz.com
TV GUIDE & LOTTO
Maori TV
Box Office
Today's Love Quote
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.
Twizel New Zealand - Gateway To Mount Cook!