Just south of Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook brings you to the quiet town of Twizel. Originally built to house the people working on the Upper Waitaki Hydro Power Lakes scheme, Twizel is now a popular holiday spot for many. Surrounded by stunning mountains and lakes, Twizel is an ideal spot for enjoying the local tourist attractions such as scenic helicopter flights, mountain biking, walks, glider flights or watersport activities such as trout fishing and boating.
Online guide to cycling one of the newest sections of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, which begins at Aoraki Mt Cook and runs 300km to the coastal town of Oamaru.
Offers scenic glider flights ranging in duration from 20 minutes to 2 hours where altitudes of 10,000+ feet can be reached.
Offers 30 minute to 2 hour+ glider flights plus a range of instruction courses. Also features a webcam and local weather information.
Offers tours of the filming location of Gondor, from the Lord of the Rings. Tours are informative, personal and fun - a must for LOTR fans.
Offers a variety of helicopter up, bike down trips in the Mackenzie area. All trips are fully guided and mountain bike hire is also available.
Department of Conservation website guide to walking and/or mountain biking various tracks found within a few kilometres of Twizel township.