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Activities in Twizel New Zealand
Twizel NZ 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 and setting for many scenes from Lord of the Rings and many other movies. Twizel is a fly fishing paradise with its many lakes and rivers brimming with world record trout and salmon.
Twizel New Zealand
Twizel New Zealand
Twizel New Zealand
AHURIRI CONSERVATION PARK
Access to the park is via Birchwood Road about 17 km west of Omarama township. River valleys and wetlands in the park are outstanding habitat for many species including the endangered black stilt/kaki, black-fronted tern/tarapirohe, and wrybill/ ngutu-pare.

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BEN OHAU GOLF CLUB
Twizel golfers play along tree lined fairways where once neither grass or trees existed. The Twizel 9 hole layup is set up for an 18 hole card over 5,345 metresPlayers welcome. Turn from State Highway 8 at Twizel Township signs and follow signs to golf course.

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HARD LABOUR WEEKEND
The Twizel Hard Labour Weekend had its background back in 1985 when a half marathon was started as a fundraiser for kids sport. It has morphed through a number of different events at different sites to what we have today - three events (mountain bike, kayak and off-road run) over two days.

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HIGH COUNTRY SALMON
Floating on the glacial waters of Wairepo Arm, High Country Salmon is ideally situated on State Highway 8 just south of the town of Twizel.
We offer visitors the opportunity to purchase salmon, feed the fish, and take in the beautiful scenery.
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LORD OF THE RINGS TOUR
Discover the film location of Gondor, from Tolkein's Lord of the Rings. All our scheduled tours have a maximum of only 9 people and, with only a short traveling time to the location, you get an informative, personal and fun LOTR experience. We operate 3 regular tours.

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RED CAT BIPLANE FLIGHTS
Aviation Adventures operate the only two-passenger-seat open-cockpit biplane over New Zealand's most spectactular scenery - Mt Cook and the glaciers! This means you can share the fun and adventure with a family member, friend or partner.

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THE JOLLIE BIKER
There is nothing more nostalgic then getting on a bicycle and pedaling through beauty and wonder. We love to provide people with unforgettable cycle trail experiences through the beautiful South Island on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. We specialise in the scenic trails of the Mackenzie High Country between Twizel, Lake Pukaki, Lake Ohau and Omarama.

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Guided Kaki/Black Stilt Tour - Black stilts are the rarest wading bird in the world. Tours at 9.30am and 4.30pm daily.

Walking - There is a wide variety of walking trails, including the ‘round the town’ loop. Ask for suggested routes at Twizel In-formation Centre.

Mini golf: - The Musterer’s Hut Café, Ruataniwha Road, Twizel.

Tennis - Local tennis courts located behind Twizel swimming pool. Free of charge. BYO rackets and balls.

Squash - There are two squash courts in the Twizel Events Centre. Book and pay at Twizel Information Centre. BYO rackets and ball.

Climbing Wall - The Twizel indoor climbing wall is open Thursday nights from 7-9pm. Located in the Twizel Events Centre. Harness supplied. Private sessions by arrange-ment. Call Twizel Information Centre 03 4353 124

Op Shop - The Twizel Op Shop located beside the church on Mackenzie Drive.

WELCOME TO TWIZEL NEW ZEALAND
Twizel New Zealand is approximately 500 meters above sea level. Twizel is surrounded by mountain ranges and has a very distinct climate. Twizel NZ is accessible from Christchurch through Burke's Pass, from Queenstown through the Lindis Pass and from the East Coast through the Waitaki Valley.