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.
Enjoy a visit to the filming sites around the local area with a Lord of the Rings Tour.
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.
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
Shawtys Cafe, Restaurant and Bar
4a Marketplace Twizel
1 Benmore Place, Twizel
The Musterers Hut
20 Ruataniwha Rd, Twizel
Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery
2 Market Place, Twizel