Twizel is a town in the Mackenzie Basin, part of the Mackenzie District in the Canterbury region of the South Island, New Zealand.

Twizel is a fantastic starting point for a load of outdoor activities including: mountain climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, horse trekking and hiking. It is a great place for a New Zealand adventure visitors can fish for salmon and trout in the local rivers, canals and lakes but you don't catch anything simply visit the salmon farm and buy a fresh or smoked fish.

Anyone will enjoy the town of Twizel as it has a range of recreation activities available all year round. There are facilities for tennis, squash, basketball, netball, skating, rock climbing, swimming, bowling, and a round of golf.

Twizel History

Sited on land that was once part of Ruataniwha Station, Twizel was constructed as the base for the Upper Waitaki Power Development. This idea was the largest hydro project ever undertaken in New Zealand as it started in 1968 and was completed 18 years later.

Main Towns in the Christchurch-Canterbury Region

Other Towns in the Christchurch-Canterbury Region