Alan Campbell - Twizel

For fishing enthusiasts wanting a friendly, relaxed and professional angling experience, join local fly fishing guide Alan Campbell. No matter your level of skill with the fly rod, as a patient guide and tutor Alan can help you get the most from yourself. Alan has a reputation for using innovative techniques where he devises tactics to suit the environmental circumstances as well as the clients. He utilises sight fishing at every opportunity, and practices catch and release in all rivers. An added bonus for international fishermen, Alan is also fluent in French.

Alan Campbell - Twizel

Kevin Payne - Fairlie

Kevin is owner operator of Back Country Trout based close to Fairlie. Sight fishing to large trout is his specialty. Kevin is the only full time professional guide in this region and only guides his home patch so has extensive local knowledge and access to a varity of superb low pressured rivers containing both rainbow and brown trout.

Kevin Payne - Fairlie

Steve Carey - Twizel

Steve is a dedicated fly-fisherman for over 30 yrs specialising in sight fishing, stalking, and spotting large rainbows and browns. The world class fishing, spectacular unspoilt alpine scenery, and the best summer weather in the South Island prompted Steve to make Twizel his home. All fishing trips are flexible and individually tailored to Steve's clients abilities and fitness. As a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Assn Steve believes strongly in their principles of advocating and protecting the interests of members and clients, and to promote professionalism, sportsmanship and conservation in the interests of angling.

Steve Carey - Twizel

Will Spry - Twizel

In the crystal clear waters of the Mackenzie Basin, fish respond positively and predictably to a fly dancing on the surface or nymph swinging deep below a strike indicator. Enjoy world class sight fishing to both brown and rainbow trout, in peaceful surroundings, with Spry Fly New Zealand.

Spry Fly is a company with over 27 years of experience in assisting fly fishermen of all abilities fully appreciate the joys of fly fishing. Whether you are a complete beginner, or an experienced angler, Spry Fly NZ offers a wide range of fishing opportunities and experiences, from fly fishing schools to extended guided fishing trips. Find out why 90% of our business is repeat clientele.

Come and join us - you'll thrill to a backdrop of towering snow-clad mountains, sheer valleys and vast flood plains through which braided rivers twist. Take a tour through our pages to discover what fishing in New Zealand is all about - and how Spry Fly New Zealand can make it all a reality for you.

Will Spry - Twizel

Air Safaris

The Air Safaris Grand Traverse flight is the recognized premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight seeing experience; this magnificent flight encompasses two World Heritage Parks and 200 km of New Zealand’s most memorable and spectacular scenery.

Air Safaris

Glide Omarama

Omarama is one of the greatest soaring sites in the world. It’s famous for its clear air, spectacular Southern Alps and the extraordinary mountain lee waves that occur here.

Glide Omarama

Helicopter Line

Breathtaking helicopter flights with The Helicopter Line expose the magnificent views of the pristine alpine environment in the Aoraki/Mount Cook World Heritage Park. Scenic helicopter flight options range from 20 minutes to 45 minutes.

Helicopter Line

Mount Cook Ski Planes

Mount Cook Ski Planes are a New Zealand icon and industry leader in alpine scenic flights, including glacier snow landings. We operate a modern fleet of fixed wing Ski Planes and Helicopters from Aoraki Mount Cook Airport.

Mount Cook Ski Planes

Red Cat Biplane

A thrilling ride in an open-cockpit biplane, carries two passengers in addition to the pilot. Share the fun and adventure with a family member, friend or partner. You get to dress up in a leather flying jacket, helmet, aviator goggles and a silk scarf.

Red Cat Biplane

Tekapo Helicopters

Experience the awesome Mount Cook and glaciers with each flight including a snow landing

Tekapo Helicopters

Twizel

9 hole golf course (72 par). Players welcome. Turn from State Highway 8 at Twizel Township signs and follow signs to golf course.

Twizel

Fairlie

Main St
Fairlie
Phone: 03 685 8024

Fairlie

Lake Tekapo

State Highway 8
Lake Tekapo
Phone: 03 680 6839

Lake Tekapo

Omarama

State Highway 8,
Omarama
Phone: +64 (03) 438 9780

Omarama

Glacier Explorers

Glacier Explorers is the only tour of its kind in New Zealand, and one of three in the world! Very few glaciers terminate into lakes and even fewer of these are accessible to the average person.


By using a boat we get close to towering ice cliffs and huge floating icebergs. The boats provide a safe way to unseen and inaccessible areas of New Zealand's largest glacier. Being able to view, touch and taste 500 year old ice is a new experience for most people.

Glacier Explorers

Glacier Kayaking

Travel to the Mt Cook National Park and explore the beauty and magnificence of the Mueller Glacial lake by sea kayak. Imagine a pristine glacial lake, the clear green expanse interrupted only by the grandeur of icebergs millimeters away from you. Close enough to touch.

Glacier Kayaking

Earth & Sky Stargazing

Visit the mountain-top Astro Cafe on Mt.John for the most spectacular views and great coffee. Take a daytime tour of the fully-functioning scientific Mount John Observatory or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree alpine panorama. Stargazing tours operate each night (subject to weather). Explore the beautiful dark sky and view planets, stars and distant galaxies.

Earth & Sky Stargazing

Edmund Hillary Alpine

A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world’s greatest explorers, the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe.

Edmund Hillary Alpine

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is truly one of New Zealand’s great rides. For over 300 km and dropping 780m, visitors can experience some of the most unique and stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer. Suitable for all ages, the trail is an easy grade, and offers a pleasing mix of on and off-road trails which link the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. Allow 6 days for the entire ride, or simply try out a day excursion. Whichever option you choose, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is sure to be a memorable experience. Get on your bike and ride!

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Harris Mountains Heliski

New Zealand's most experienced heli-ski and heli-board company, HMH has an extensive variety of terrain to ski or board in Mount Cook (Operates during winter from July to September).

Harris Mountains Heliski

Ohau Snow Fields

The powder snow, sunshine, friendly people and un-crowded slopes and trails are what make Ohau special. The Boulevard is for learners and intermediates. The High Traverse is suitable for experts and the Towers and other trails are suitable for intermediates.

Ohau Snow Fields

Roundhill Ski Area

Roundhill Ski Area is situated in the heart of the Mackenzie Country where you can enjoy beautiful views of Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Basin. This provides the perfect setting for a relaxing day skiing on our gentle, undulating hill

Roundhill Ski Area

Tasman Glacier Skiing

Ski the world famous Tasman Glacier with the experts – Southern Alps Guiding. The ultimate scenic ski adventure. Over 20km of untracked snow to ski.

Tasman Glacier Skiing

Mount Dobson Ski Area

Mt Dobson offers a fun skiing and snowboarding experience for everyone - from the well groomed slopes for the beginners and intermediates thought to the soft and smooth powder that will test the best. Mt Dobson provides a challenge for all levels of skiers and boarders

Mount Dobson Ski Area

Hot Tubs - Omarama

8 Private Hot Tubs, 2 Private Wellness Pods, 1 Public Sauna. All hot tubs are outdoor in private landscaped gardens. The hot tubs are all cleaned & re-filled after each use with fresh mountain water, there are no chemicals added.

Hot Tubs - Omarama

Tekapo Springs

Take a trip down to Lake Tekapo and sit back and relax in one of the three hot pools at Alpine Springs, heated to between 36 – 40 degrees, boasting amazing views of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps.

Tekapo Springs

Segway Xtreme

Segway Xtreme is a family owned and operated buiness, offering exciting off road Segway rides for young and old in the picturesque Mackenzie Basin town of Twizel. 
Our Guided Tours glide out to the walking tracks, mountain and river views of Twizel, we then head back through the unique greenway network towards the centre of Twizel.

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Segway Xtreme

Lord of the Rings Tour

Discover the Lord of the Rings Tours in Twizel, where several scenes from the Return of the King were filmed. This includes the largest ever day of filming in the trilogy with over 1500 actors and crew involved. This location tour is highly recommended in the Lord of the Rings Location guidebooks.

 

The 1 hour special tour is perfect for those visitors who only have a short amount of time and want to make the most of the area. The 2 hour classic is perfect for the Lord of the Rings fan or those people who want more information and photo stops at additional key parts of the location.

Lord of the Rings Tour

Mount Cook

At 3754 metres, New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook is dazzling, yet there are 27 other mountains in this alpine backbone which peak at over 3050 metres, and hundreds of others not far short of that – all making up the famous Southern Alps.

 

You can enjoy 4WD safaris, boating on the glacier lakes, horse treks, fishing, scenic flights with snow landings and numerous walks and hikes.

 

Mount Cook

High Country Salmon

With a floating shop, free fish feeding, and idyllic scenery - High Country Salmon is a superb spot to visit. Located on State Highway 8 just south of Twizel, visitors are able to purchase from a range of fillets, whole fish, sashimi and cold smoked salmon. Please call and book for bus tours. Phone 0800 400 385

High Country Salmon

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

  • Visit the Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Store and Lake Pukaki Information Centre. Lunch on the award-winning Saikou Sushi Grade Salmon, picnic amidst the scenic views of Mt. Cook. Salmon options include: whole, fillet, smoked, sashimi. Info centre, great photo opportunity of Mt. Cook, public rest area & toilets.Located on State Highway 8, Lake Pukaki. 

    Phone: 03 435 0427. Open 7 days, 8.30am – Sunset

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Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

Tasman Valley Tours

A 4WD & Argo adventure tour that you won't forget! Guaranteed to be both memorable and enjoyable providing some of the most spectacular photographic opportunities in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Stopping at several vantage points overlooking the Tasman Glacier and Terminal Lake.

Tasman Valley Tours

Cruise Tekapo

Welcome aboard the Haines Hunter vessel for a leisurely cruise on stunning Lake Tekapo. See amazing vistas of the Southern Alps, Mt John, and the spectacular high tundra landscapes of the Mackenzie Country. There are a variety of cruise times and options available. View the hydro intake, early bridge piers, Motuariki Island, Godley and Macaulay Valleys, Mt Mistake, Cass River, views of the Southern Alps and Mt John. Choose from a BBQ breakfast, lunch or dinner on the shore, which can include locally harvested Mount Cook Salmon. Advance reservations recommended.
 

Cruise Tekapo

Max Irons - Omarama

Max Irons has over 25 years experience fishing these waters, and you'll be overwhelmed by his eagerness, enthusiasm and skill at finding fish. He can access remote areas with his 4WD, and he also has a jet boat. A day on the river with Max is worth paying for!

P: 03 438 9468
M: 027 436 2297
E: maxsfishing@xtra.co.nz

Max Irons - Omarama

Ben Ohau Road Cheese

Ben Ohau Road Cheese produces small quantity, high quality, genuine handmade artisan cheeses.  With a purpose-built factory nestled amongst trees on Ben Ohau Road and is operated without a traditional electricty supply.

Ben Ohau Road Cheese