Aoraki Lodge – centre of town
You will be staying in our home, Aoraki Lodge at 32 MacKenzie Drive Twizel. We have four individual bedrooms all with en suites and for more information www.aorakilodge.co.nz
Aoraki Lodge is a 2 minute walk to the town centre where you will find a mix of businesses and coffee shops and is just a 5 minute walk to all local restaurants, clubs and other facilities.
All meals in Twizel are provided and include breakfast, morning tea and a picnic lunch on the river. Dinner at night is “Country-Style” home cooking and features roast, casserole or barbeque (if weather permits). Dessert to follow will be one of the old “favourites” from poached fruit to apple pie.
Every effort is made to accommodate special diets so please advise details on our booking sheet that can be downloaded from the web site and posted to us.
Additional costs will be incurred for meals and accommodation if you wish to venture further a field and stay away from Twizel overnight.
Fax and internet access are available from the lodge. Phone cards are able to be purchased locally, however mobile phone coverage is accessible in most areas.
“The Town of Trees”
Twizel has a population of approximately 1200 people. It is a quaint and quiet township and the residents make you feel very welcome. Twizel is situated in the Mackenzie Basin in the middle of the South Island of New Zealand, 63 km south of Mt Cook (45 minutes drive), 270 km from Christchurch (an easy 4 hour drive) and 210 km from Queenstown (an easy 3 hour drive).
Twizel is set in a stunning environment with the Southern Alps as a western backdrop and Mt Cook, considered to be the “centre piece” of the MacKenzie Basin, rising majestically to the north and visible from many locations within the area.
Twizel is also known as "the town of trees". Millions of trees were planted in riverbeds and in the areas that were restored after the hydro construction. Twizel is the focus of that work with more than 250,000 trees planted just in the greenbelt. Six lakes including Tekapo and Pukaki are within a 1 hour drive.
During the fishing season Twizel usually enjoys dry days with temperatures in the mid 20C- 30C, however, it can experience some cold, wet and windy days as well as heat-waves.