Hotel entrance - MacKenzie Country Inn

Hotel entrance

The MacKenzie Country Inn is situated in the heart of the Aoraki Mount Cook and Mackenzie Country region. Just off the main highway in the country town of Twizel, and surrounded by the stunning mountains of the Southern Alps, the MacKenzie Country Inn offers warm, friendly country style hospitality.

Featuring natural stonework, the architecture of the MacKenzie Country Inn reflects and compliments the mountains and riverbeds of the surrounding landscape. It has plenty of accommodation, with 108 comfortably furnished guest rooms, all featuring their own private balcony or patio with mountain views. Facilities include a restaurant, rustic bar and modern conference facilities.

Expansive lawn area

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  • Bar on Premises
  • Boutique
  • Communal Lounge
  • Eftpos Facilities
  • Groups
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Pay Wired Internet-Room Only

Reception Hours:

7:00am - 11:00pm.

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Please refer to travel documentation regarding access out of reception hours.

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Distance To Nearest Airport:

3 km Pukaki, 300 km Christchurch, 200 km Queenstown, 160 km Timaru, 300 km Dunedin.

Distance To Nearest Beach:

3 km from Lake Ruataniwha.

Distance To Nearest Public Transport:

800m from bus services, selected operators arrange door to door stops.

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Credit Cards Accepted:

All major cards accepted.
Note that a credit card may be requested upon check-in as a form of security deposit.

Disabled Facilities:

2 rooms with ground floor access and wetfloor showers.

Driving Info:

From Christchurch:
Drive south on State Highway 1 to Rangitata and turn right to Geraldine 1.5 - 2 hours.
Continue for 30 minutes to the pretty country town of Fairlie, where you'll turn right onto State Highway 8 and through the beautiful Mackenzie Country, past picturesque Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, to the tranquillity of Twizel - 1 to 1.5 hours.
For a safe and enjoyable journey with a break along the way allow 4 hours.

From Queenstown:
Drive north on State Highway 6 past Cromwell - about 45 minutes.
Turn onto State Highway 8 and continue north through Tarras and over the Lindis Pass, then through Omarama to Twizel - 1.5 to 2 hours.
Allow 3 hours for a comfortable journey with a break.

Transfer Info:

This property does not provide transfers.

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