Things to Do in Twizel

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Twizel is situated in Canterbury and the West Coast of New Zealand and is the nearest town to Aoraki Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand. Here are a list of activities and attractions in and around Twizel. Mount Cook National Park Twizel is the nearest town outside the Mount Cook National Park, an alpine park that is part of the South Westland World Heritage area. Over a third of the park is permanent snow and glacier ice....

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Twizel

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Located in Canterbury and the West Coast of New Zealand is the town of Twizel, the closest town to Aoraki Mt Cook, the highest mountain in Australasia. Twizel was built in 1968 as a construction town for the Upper Waitaki hydroelectric development scheme. It was intended that the town would be removed once the hydro scheme was finished, however in 1983 the local people effectively fought to keep hold of the town, and began to take...

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