Twizel New Zealand
TWIZEL NEW ZEALAND
Travel and Tourism Information Twizel NZ
Twizel New Zealand
Twizel New Zealand travel and tourism information for Twizel and Aoraki Mount Cook. Twizel NZ is an alpine village situated in the Mackenzie District in the South Island of New Zealand. Twizel is the closest town to Mount Cook and the Tasman Glacier and setting for many scenes from Lord of the Rings and many other movies. Twizel is a fly fishing paradise with its many lakes and rivers brimming with world record trout and salmon.
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Twizel New Zealand
Named after the Twizel River. The river was named by J.T. Thomson after Twizel Bridge in Northumberland, where the English army crossed the Tweed before the Battle of Flodden in 1518. the word comes from 'twizla', meaning fork of a river.
WELCOME TO TWIZEL NEW ZEALAND
TELEPHONE 111
EMERGENCY SERVICES
Fire Police Ambulance
HIGH COUNTRY MEDICAL CENTRE
15 MacKenzie Drive, Twizel
Phone: 03 435 0777
MACKENZIE PHARMACY
6/7 Market Place, Twizel
Phone: 03 435 0883

TWIZEL POLICE
23 Tasman Road, Twizel
Phone: 03 435 0719
TWIZEL NEW ZEALAND
Sited on land that was once part of Ruataniwha Station, Twizel was constructed as the base for the Upper Waitaki Power Development. This scheme was the largest hydro project ever undertaken in New Zealand , started in 1968 and completed 18 years later.
Twizel's layout is based on a Scandinavian concept first used in New Zealand at Mangakino and modified at Otematata - base for the Benmore and Aviemore power projects in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

24km of streets were laid in a radial pattern from a central ring road - Mackenzie Drive. Shopping and sporting facilities are centrally located with green areas linking streets to provide safe pedestrian ways to the town centre. Twizel was designed for a peak population of 5,800 and there were 1300 sections occupied in 1977. Almost all facilities and services that supported the town at the peak of the power project remain, with others, such as the redevelopment of Market Place and installation of solar heating at the swimming pool , have been added since.

Today Twizel is a service and tourist town in the Mackenzie Basin with a residential population of approximately 1200 people. Popular as a holiday town, in summer the population more than trebles.

RADIO TWIZEL 95.8 MHz
Radio Twizel is a Charitable Trust maintained by volunteers in the Twizel, New Zealand. Our music is mostly music from the golden era of country and western or rock & roll and old time classics.
Phone (03) 435 0200
Maori TV
Box Office
Twizel New Zealand
AA ROAD WATCH
AHURIRI
CONSERVATION PARK
ALPS 2 OCEAN
CYCLEWAY
KAKIHI
BLACK STILT
KAREAREA NEW
ZEALAND FALCON
MACKENZIE DISTRICT
COUNCIL WEBSITE
PUKAKI AIRPORT
WEATHER STATION
SOUTH ISLAND
HIGHWAY INFO
SOUTH ISLAND
ROWING
TODAYS
CROSSWORD
TWIZEL AREA
SCHOOL WEBSITE
TWIZEL
CEMETERY
TWIZEL COMMUNITY
CARE CENTRE
TWIZEL HARD
LABOUR WEEKEND
TWIZEL MEDICAL
CENTRE
TWIZEL TOWN
TRACKS
TWIZEL UPDATE
DOWNLAOD HERE
TWIZEL WEBCAM
Twizel New Zealand is approximately 500 meters above sea level. Twizel is surrounded by mountain ranges and has a very distinct climate. Twizel NZ is accessible from Christchurch through Burke's Pass, from Queenstown through the Lindis Pass and from the East Coast through the Waitaki Valley. Take a scenic flight from Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook with views over the Southern Alps. Mountain climbing is a major attraction here, with the challenge of Mt Cook. Many ski options are available, including heli-skiing and ski touring.