The MacKenzie Country Hotel is located in the town of Twizel which is in the very heart of the iconic MacKenzie Basin, surrounded by both man-made and natural lakes and waterways. Twizel is a 30 minutes' drive to Mount Cook Aoraki National Park and 3 hours' drive from Christchurch or 2 hours' drive from Queenstown. Twizel is also in the centre of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Way and in the heart of the Mackenzie Dark Sky reserve. The Mackenzie Basin was a filming location for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies with its rugged natural landscape. The Hotel offers 108 spacious guestrooms, including 80 standard rooms and 28 deluxe rooms, all offer shower over bath ensuites, surrounded by expansive lawns for relaxing in summer and open fires in the winter with views of the Ben Ohau Ranges. Enjoy a meal in the Licensed restaurant and bar, offering hearty meals from either Buffet or a la carte menus accompanied by a selection of New Zealand wines. We are central to Lakes, rivers, skifields and mountain bike trails. Come and relax with us.


Bicycle hire Yes
Car Parking Yes
Check-In Time 1400
Check-Out Time 1000
Children Welcome - see individual room types Yes
City/town maps available Yes
Conference Facilities Yes
Cot & Highchairs Yes
Credit Cards Accepted All
Disabled Friendly Yes
Guest Laundry Yes
Hairdryers Yes
Housekeeping Service Yes
Ironing & Ironing Board Yes
Licensed Bar Yes
Meeting Rooms Available Yes
Number of Rooms 108
Non-Smoking Rooms Yes
Reception Hours 6.30am - 11.00pm Summer and 6.30am - 10.00pm Winter
Restaurant Yes
Room Service Limited Hours avaliable during restaurant hours
SKY TV in the Bar Yes
Wedding Venue Yes
Wheelchair Accessible Yes
Enviro Rating 1.0

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