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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

While Twizel might be a good place to start your day at, going to Mount Cook or to Pukaki lake, there's very little else to do here. This is a tiny town and only offers a drive to the nearby lake Ohau and the artificial lake Ruataniwha.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Magic weekend fishing the canals. Definite must winter trip. Cold and clear. Great place to chill out - stayed at high country lodge - good value

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Twizel, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Coffee is gross and the service isnt much better. If you enjoy luke warm coffee and dated food, then this is the place for you.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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