Gateway to the Mackenzie District
The Timaru District is the perfect place to base yourself for a Mackenzie adventure. Take an easy day trip inland (as little as 40 minutes to Fairlie) from Timaru to enjoy the splendor of the Mackenzie District returning to Timaru to enjoy the city life and seaside.
The Mackenzie District is renowned for clear night skies, alpine adventures, crisp sunny days and stunning blue lakes.
The Southern Alps run along the western border of the region, including New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook, standing 3,724 metres above sea level.
Plan your Mackenzie Country visit here