Visit Mackenzie basin with Mighway

Hire a campervan in Mackenzie basin

Mackenzie is a mountainous region in the center of New Zealand’s South Island. This alpine paradise is home to grand outdoor adventures against scenic backdrops like Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook. There is a certain air of the rugged outdoors throughout much of Mackenzie’s culture. And indeed, this area is one of the less-populated parts of the South Island. But with a rich agricultural community, with many small farms and tons of options for the outdoor enthusiast, Mackenzie is an unforgettable destination for your winter getaway. Thanks to its particular feeling of being off the beaten path, Mackenzie doesn’t get crowded with tourists the way that some other regions might. This means that you can enjoy the uninterrupted beauty of nature in peace - perfect for a romantic getaway or solo excursion! The climate in Mackenzie features a fairly even seasonality. Long, hot summers give way to gloriously beautiful autumns that fast into crisp and snowy winters. Because of its mountainous terrain, the lush Alps have snow cover year-round. You’ll want to pack for warmth anytime of the year, but particularly in winter when the unexpected snowstorm can strike. Mackenzie is an awesome destination no matter what your fancy, and one of the best ways to travel through Mackenzie during the winter time is with a motorhome. Hire a campervan with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!

Campgrounds and Parks near Mackenzie basin

The Hilltop Tavern

The Hilltop Tavern offers stunning scenic harbour views, delicious wood-fired pizzas, great music and good old rural Kiwi hospitality.

There is a fine selection of craft beer and cider and expect a hearty menu of pub favourites.

Wonderful DOC walking tracks through the property to get 360 views of banks peninsular.

Be sure to keep tabs on what’s going on at the Hilltop Tavern – a popular spot for gigs there’s always something happening. The Tavern has played host to the likes of Paul Ubana Jones, The Eastern and The Unfaithful Ways.

We offer an amazing site to park up for the night, relax and unwind with the unbelievable view over the Banks Peninsular.

To stay in our fabulous spot we require you dine in and try some of our amazing produce and local beverages. You must be self-contained.

Limited spots so get in first to enjoy the views of a lifetime.

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Alpine Adventure Holiday Park

Hanmer Springs' best kept secret.

Welcome to Alpine Adventure Holiday Park, your family holiday destination in Hanmer Springs in the beautiful unspoiled South Island of New Zealand.

Situated just 2.5km outside the town in a quiet, bush-clad valley at the foot of Jack’s Pass, the park is set on the site of an historic staging post once used by drovers and musterers bringing stock through to Molesworth Station. Even today this is still the largest working farm in the South Island High Country of New Zealand.

We are pleased to offer a large range of Hanmer Springs Accommodation options to suite all tastes and budgets. The park boasts the best facilities around including a pool, games room, adventure playground, bikes and more.

Be at ease in our comfortable, family-oriented camp ground. Unwind to the sound of native birdcall amongst the trees in our shady grounds, or stroll down to the township and enjoy a relaxing soak in the world renowned Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools.

Use our Courtesy coach to get around Hanmer – we run regular trips to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and ThrillSeeker’s Adventures!

Keep the kids busy with our adventure playground, games room, rope course and bikes. Kids young and old will enjoy our 10m Bahama swimming pool. We have over 150 dvds for hire at $2 each, dvd player supplied.

School groups, family groups, couples or single travellers – there’s an option to suit everybody at Hanmer Springs Alpine Adventure Holiday Park! You'll be delighted with our attractive accommodation, with options to suit any budget.

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