Twizel is the home of Cycle Journeys. Adventure is never far away in this small alpine community.

At the heart of the Alps 2 Ocean Trail, Twizel’s unique township offers incredible views of the Southern Alps, stunning lakes and the Mackenzie plains. This purpose built town is surrounded by world class fishing spots, walking/cycling tracks and a great choice of shopping and dining options.

Geoff’s Pick

Enjoy a visit  to the filming sites around the local area with a Lord of the Rings Tour.


Fishing in Twizel


Have a go at fishing along the Twizel Canals or nearby lakes. If you don’t catch anything on the day, head to one of Twizel’s Salmon farms for a delicious Coffee and fresh Salmon.

Biplane Flights

For a unique aviation experience take a Biplane flight and see the spectacular views of Mt Cook, glaciers and the surrounding lakes from above.

Lord of the Rings Tours

Ever wondered where Gondor from the Lord of the Rings was set? Explore the filming location on a Lord of the Rings tour in Twizel.

Food & Drink

Musterers Hut Twizel

Shawtys Cafe, Restaurant and Bar

4a Marketplace Twizel

Poppies Cafe

1 Benmore Place, Twizel

The Musterers Hut

20 Ruataniwha Rd, Twizel

Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery

2 Market Place, Twizel