Located near the southern end of Lake Pukaki, Twizel is on the edge of Mount Cook National Park.
The mountain is known to the Maori as Aoraki and is the highest peak in New Zealand and Australasia and the National Park (and World Heritage Site) in which it is found is one of the country's most spectacular, with more than one third of the area permanently covered in snow and glacial ice.
The mountain peaks at 3,754 metres above sea level, towering over the expansive countryside — hidden in the mountains are magnificent glaciers including the famous Tasman Glacier which, at 17 miles in length, is one of the longest glaciers in the world to be found outside the Polar Regions.
Suggested itineraries featuring Twizel
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Places near Twizel
- South Island 17 miles away
- Lake Tekapo 26 miles away
- Mount Cook National Park 37 miles away
- Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers 56 miles away
- Lake Wanaka 57 miles away
- Haast & Lake Moeraki 59 miles away
- Arrowtown 79 miles away
- Queenstown 89 miles away
- Glenorchy 94 miles away
- Milford Sound 112 miles away
- Dunedin 114 miles away
- The Otago Peninsula 115 miles away
- Hokitika 116 miles away
- Arthur's Pass National Park 117 miles away
- Christchurch 137 miles away
- Te Anau & Manapouri 142 miles away
- Akaroa & Banks Peninsula 146 miles away
- Punakaiki 162 miles away
- The Catlins 169 miles away
- Doubtful Sound 170 miles away
- Hanmer Springs 183 miles away
- Stewart & Ulva Islands 216 miles away
- Kaikoura 222 miles away
- Kahurangi National Park 258 miles away
- Nelson 263 miles away
- Blenheim 272 miles away
- Abel Tasman National Park 273 miles away
- Collingwood & Farewell Spit 281 miles away
- Picton 286 miles away
- Marlborough Sounds 296 miles away
Accommodation choices for Twizel
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