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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand

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Twizel- A gem

We stayed in this fantastic small ex hydro village for two weeks with small children and had a wonderful holiday. 5 lakes and several canals in the vicinity, ideal for boating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped over during my travel tour of NZ South Island, a gem of a place... peaceful and just great! I will be going back and hope to spend more time ...just relax and enjoy some wine and food...

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed in this fantastic small ex hydro village for two weeks with small children and had a wonderful holiday. 5 lakes and several canals in the vicinity, ideal for boating, fishing and swimming. A great community pool and playground where the kids spent a lot of time due to the summer heat. Plenty of cafes and restaurants, a pub... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed overnight on our way from Queenstown to Mt.Cook village. It has 2 supermarkets, a bottle shop and good coffee shop.

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Christchurch New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Twizel is an Alpine Village situated in the Mackenzie District in the South Island of New Zealand. It is on route from Christchurch to Queenstown. Google for yourself and see all the amazing things it has to offer for people and families of all age groups. We regularly drive from Christchurch to stay here and never tire of the amazing... More 

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Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I think any town that can turn heavy earthmoving vehicles into a children's playground is worth visiting. I stayed in Twizel towards the end of autumn (I stayed there and drove to Wanaka for the Warbirds show). If you're feeling jaded and in need of a break, Twizel hits the spot nicely; Lake Tekapo in one direction (fairly close to)... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I liked it, was a good place for me to recharge after three days in Queenstown. Very quiet town, good for a look out at Mount Cook just outside the centre. I got the impression there are now mostly just holiday homes there, but nice to see a small town that isn't touristy too.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A real community feel, if you want to see a proper place where real people live work and socialise this is one of the many friendly places in the island, we loved it very much and stayed there one night in our camper..

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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