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Cabin in Ben Ohau
Peak View Cabin - Ben Ohau - Stylish Seclusion
We invite you to enjoy the magnificent tranquility of Peak View Cabin. Nestled in 10 acres of golden tussock with expansive views of the Ben Ohau Range and beyond. Relax, unwind and de-stress in the beautiful isolation with ever changing mountain views. A short 15 minute drive from Twizel, the cabin has easy access to all the natural amenities the Mackenzie Region is renowned for. Such as - cycling & mountain biking, tramping & hiking, snow sports, hunting and fishing to name but a few.
$186 per night
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Tiny home in Twizel
Farmstay Shepherd’s Hut outdoor bath & stargazing!
Our Shepherd’s Hut is a cosy, small space, designed for couples wanting to experience these popular “tiny homes”! Guests are welcome to walk around the farm and visit with the tame animals. Relax on the deck and admire the beautiful, spacious views, then soak in the outdoor bathtubs under the sparkling stars of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. We also have our Dorper Shepherd’s Hut No. 1, if you’re travelling with another couple or hut No. 2 isn’t available.
$118 per night
Guest suite in Twizel
Relax and unwind with a stay at Corner Retreat
Corner Retreat is newly built, and has a queen bed, just a short walk into town centre. Large deck door you can relax and look out at Mackenzie night sky reserve. Beautiful mountain views and the nearest town to Mount Cook. The Space has a kitchenette small fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, bathroom with rain shower, WIFI, TV With Netflix, Neon, Free to Air, and YouTube. Heat pump for heating and cooling Guest Access free parking at gate entrance. Private
$91 per night
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Stay near Twizel's top sights

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Poppies Cafe49 locals recommend
Photo of Top Hut Bar & Bistro
Top Hut Bar & Bistro21 locals recommend
Photo of Ministry of Works Bar & Eatery
Ministry of Works Bar & Eatery43 locals recommend
Photo of Four Square Twizel
Four Square Twizel15 locals recommend
Photo of Shawtys Cafe Restaurant & Bar
Shawtys Cafe Restaurant & Bar36 locals recommend
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HYDRO Cafe36 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Twizel

Farm stay in Twizel
Luxury farmstay with hot tub + amazing views!
$206 per night
Home in Twizel
The Schist Cabin
$138 per night
Rental unit in Twizel
Twizel - 1 Bedroom Apartment on Mackenzie
$94 per night
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Cottage in Twizel
Arches Cottage. Free Hot tub No service fee.
$129 per night
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Vacation home in Twizel
Blue Cottage - Twizel, very private close to town.
$108 per night
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Home in Twizel
Night Sky Cottages - Kea Cottage - LUXURY
$129 per night
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Private room in Twizel
LakeRidge Retreat
$74 per night
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Guesthouse in Twizel
“No.25”Stand alone guest studio unit
$115 per night
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Home in Twizel
Kiwi Getaway, perfect base for exploring Mackenzie
$97 per night
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Tiny home in Twizel
Stunted Totara, Unit 2
$90 per night
Vacation home in Twizel
Ngahere Haven (previously Heavenly Hallewell)
$108 per night
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Home in Twizel
Fabulous on Fraser
$119 per night

Your guide to Twizel

All About Twizel

In the Mackenzie District of the Canterbury Region of the South Island, Twizel is a small town enveloped by wilderness, making it a convenient base for outdoor adventures. The surrounding wild landscape includes the Mount Cook National Park and Mackenzie Basin, where the dramatic and stark scenery lends itself to mountain climbing, mountain biking, and skiing in the nearby peaks. At ground level, you can enjoy horseback riding, hiking, and cycling year-round.

The 5.5-mile Twizel Walkway is a popular path that circles the community and takes you along the Twizel River, with various entry and exit points. For a longer trek, a signpost outside the town marks the 15-mile Twizel River Trail offering magnificent views of the Mackenzie Basin, Aoraki Mount Cook, and Lake Benmore, with picnic stops and swimming holes along the way. Thrill-seekers can take a flight over the nearby mountains in a biplane or book a skydive to get an adrenaline hit with a birds-eye view.

Lakes Ōhau, Omarama, and Tekapo are within a 45-minute drive of the town, and all are rich in wildlife and varied terrain. The kakī/black stilt bird is one of the world’s rarest, and the local conservation facility is dedicated to protecting them. Anglers flock to the area to try their luck with the trout and salmon, which inhabit the local lakes and rivers. Those who’d prefer seafood without the wait can pop into a local fish farm and buy a ready smoked salmon or try the local eateries. The town’s cozy pubs and cafes are fitting spots to refuel after a day of exploring.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Twizel?

Twizel enjoys hot, dry summers and cold, frosty winters. Those seeking a sunny summer adventure should visit between December and February, while those who’d prefer a snowy wonderland should book their Twizel accommodation for June or July. For an unusual water-based activity, you may want to time your visit for March on an even year, when a regatta brings more than 2,000 rowers to Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel.


What are the top things to do in Twizel?

Alps 2 Ocean

The Alps 2 Ocean (or A2O) cycle trail is one of the most remarkable in the country, starting at the southern alps, heading through Twizel, and finishing at Oamaru by the Pacific Ocean. The entire route is over 190 miles and can take around nine days. You can, of course, ride as much of the trail as you’d like — no matter how long you ride, the trail offers some incredible South Island scenery.

Glacier Flight

For an incomparable view of the New Zealand Glaciers, consider taking a flight from Twizel Airport. Several operators run private excursions, taking in the nearby Glenmary Glacier, Tasman Glacier, and the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. The classic planes come fully equipped with leather flying jackets, goggles, and warm blankets. And of course, a pilot to show you all the sights.

Stargazing

Twizel and the surrounding Mackenzie region have been declared one of only 16 “dark sky reserves” in the world. Almost completely free from light pollution, the area is considered one of the best stargazing spots on earth. Novice astronomers can join a group or workshop to learn how to identify constellations. There are also photography courses for those who’d like to learn how to capture the skies.

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