"Twizel - Heart of Mackenzie Basin" Twizel by imstress
Twizel Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 96 photos
Twizel is a new town that was constructed in 1968. It is nested among Lake Ruataniwha, Lake Ohau, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, Lake Benmore and Lake Aviemore.
Twizel was part of Ruataniwha Station and used to be a hostel town for the construction workers who worked at the Upper Waitaki Power Development.
The most happening place in Twizel is the Market Place where restaurants, cafe, shopping centre, supermarket are. You may make enquiries for your hiking, fishing trips, boating, canoeing, rafting, cycling, hand gliding, skiing, scenic flights trips at the Twizel Information Centre.
Twizel is a very good base to the surrounding areas.
Lake Ohau (25 mins)
Omarama (25 mins)
Lake Tekapo (35 mins)
Mt Cook (45 mins)
Farlie (65 mins)
Geraldine (95 mins)
Timaru (110 mins)
Wanaka (95 mins)
Cromwell (105 mins)
The 1st stop for every visitor to Twizel should be the Information Centre. You could make enquries on the nearby town or make arrangements for your activities.
The Twizel Information Centre
Twizel Events Centre
Phone: (03) 435 3124
Fax: (03) 435 0537
October - April. 9.00am - 7.00pm. Daily
May - September. 9.00am - 5.00pm. Monday to Saturday.
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