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Twizel

Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #73 of 129 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- May 27, 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you like fishing or want to try fishing this is a great area. The canals all around the hydro are stocked with salmon and you can get fishing gear, a licence and information at the outdoor shops in Twizel. It is best with a car to get to the fishing spots but there is are a couple close enough... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed 1 night at twizel and that was 1 night too many. I had booked a lord of the rings tours which left from twizel. unfortunately, this ended up being cancelled due to a death in the family. mountain chalets were the most expensive accommodation on our 6 week south island tour. it cost $175.00 for basic accommodation. will... More

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Timaru, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A few places to get some food while travelling past, not a lot here, not a lot to do or see. A couple of nice flat walks that are sign posted some of the way round, minigolf isn't bad. Close to a couple of the hydro lakes so if you weren't camping you may be able to rent a house... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stopped here for a break while travelling to Lake Tekapo. The town is fairly spread out and on a flat plain near Mt Cook. The tourist info is very helpful and there are toilet facilities and quite a lot of shops to get food

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Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Twizel is a place near to nowhere that had a lot of vacant houses, so a number of people went there to live and worked hard to create a community again. It's no worse than a thousand USA small towns, but ...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The 'main street' can't even attract tumble weed. Pick the odd one out: watching a plank warp, studying paint drying, 'living' in Twizel. Trick question. Hick town. Avoid.

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

It is awhile since I last was there it is a nice place need to go back and find out more things to do there

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Been visiting for 26 years. A great little place that has changed an improved over the years. Camping ground is friendly and pleasant. Plenty of eating choices in town and a great new supermarket too.

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Merseyside
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127 reviews 127 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Good value petrol and good facilities. Could not find wetland walk though.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Small town - quiet and close to excellent lakes for water skiing and skiing

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