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A good central location for your days out

The hotels and guest houses along the edge of the lake all offer exceptional views. From Twizel trips can be arranged to visit the glow worm caves, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
Ron P
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Holywell, United Kingdom
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Holywell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The hotels and guest houses along the edge of the lake all offer exceptional views. From Twizel trips can be arranged to visit the glow worm caves, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound and many other places of interest.

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Melbourne
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place. Very boring. Very rude staff in the supermarket. Nothing to see or do. Give it a miss.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

After the other spectacular locations in N.Z. , Twizel is bound to be mundane. Nice and tidy country town. Fot fishing enthusiasts.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015

The journey from Christchurch to Twizel took about 3 hours in our car, the scenery is stunning. Twizel a good town to base yourself as you explore the area, great fishing, walking, bike riding, boating and snow and water skiing

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

A clean and friendly town with a good bakery that was open early on a Sunday for coffee and snacks. Good service.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

Stop by the salmon farm and enjoy fresh salmon sashimi. Feed the salmon in the pond. This is an annual treat when I go down south for a holiday with my family.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great little place stayed in A framed units surrounded by snow covered mountains. Didnt get to motel till late. Owners turn heaters and electric blankets on so fantastic. Snow on ground next morning. Great way to start our south island trip.

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Reggio Emilia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

If you drive from Christchurch or nearby areas, rather than take the coast Highway i would highly suggest you to take the internal one and visit the Blu Lakes, Tekapo and Pukaki where is also Twizel. This small town is also teh gate for the direct road which takes you to the doors of Mt. Cooks National Park, a must.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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