NEW ZEALAND Travel
and Tourism Information
New Zealand travel and tourism information for Twizel and Aoraki
Mount Cook. 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 95.8 MHz Radio Twizel is a Charitable
Trust maintained by volunteers in the Twizel, New Zealand.
Our music is mostly music from the golden era of country
and western or rock & roll and old time classics. Phone (03) 435 0200
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. 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.