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Whether you are looking for a relaxing walk in native forest, a more demanding hike or trek into the alpine wilderness, or a quiet place to sit and enjoy the view, the Mackenzie Region has it all.

Here's a selection of activities we recommend.
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Tekapo Hot Springs and Day Spa

Soak up the hot pools or enjoy the relaxing spa facilities at the Tekapo Springs and Spa.
Open 7 days – 10am to 9pm.

Tekapo Adventures

Explore Tekapo's backcountry wilderness on a Scenic 4WD Tour.

Paddle Tekapo

Paddle Board and Kayak hire on beautiful Lake Tekapo Operating every fine day over summer, this sustainable and 100%carbon neutral activity.

Cairns Golf Course

The Cairns Golf Course is designed to be a fun golf course, whilst taking in some stunning views of the Mackenzie Basin and Tekapo area.

BeSpoke Bike Tours NZ

Bespoke Bike tours offer bike hire and trail info, tour planning, shuttles, vehicle relocation, luggage transfers, bicycle repairs/servicing and support for Te Araroa walkers.

Air Safaris

Air Safaris offer a range of scenic flights showcasing the local area, Mount Cook and the glaciers of the Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland national Parks.

Roundhill Skifield

From beginner to expert, Roundhill is the perfect alpine location for winter fun.

Stargazing and Astrophotography Tours 

Lake Tekapo’s leading small group 360° stargazing tour!

Walking & Hiking

Easy walking tracks, day hikes, or alpine expeditions – the Mackenzie is a haven for walkers of all levels, ages and abilities.