MenardsNZ

Ecosanctuary accommodation

Family and pet friendly

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ABOUT

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Amy grew up on the West Coast near Greymouth and Jason is originally from Wisconsin but has lived in New Zealand for over 20 years. We fell in love with the  Mackenzie Region on a road trip in 2007, inspired by the golden mountains, big skies, and tranquillity of the wide open spaces.  

Our eco-sanctuary accommodation and family home are nestled at the base of the Ben Ohau mountain range 17km from Twizel in the beautiful Mackenzie Region.

 

Please get in touch with us for more information on our accommodation or tips on what to do in the area. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful place!

 
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ACCOMMODATION

Relax and recharge on a beautiful ecosanctuary in a dark sky reserve! Dramatic mountains ring a golden landscape topped by the purest night skies filled with sparkling stars. Enjoy the peacefulness of our country retreat, just 3km from gorgeous Lake Ohau, Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, the hydro canal, and great walking trails. Twizel is a 17-minute drive with supermarket, restaurants, petrol station and shops. 

 

We can accommodate six people in total. Choose from our two-bedroom cottage or cosy sleepout, or book both! We are pet and child friendly and our property is fully fenced.

Enjoy the cool garage hangout/retro museum and some great music – we can't wait to share our amazing place with you!

 

WHAT WE OFFER

Ecosanctuary

 

Our 10-acre property is home to rare native plants, birds, lizards and insects. Feel free to walk around and enjoy the amazing views! 

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Wood Fired Hot Tub

 

Available for our cottage guests from 24 October 2021. A  beautiful, New Zealand-made wood-fired hot tub (seats two).

Child & Pet Friendly

 

We welcome children and pets to our accommodation and our property is fully fenced. 

LGBTQIA+

 

We provide a safe and welcoming space for all our guests. You can relax and be yourself!

Bikes

 

We have two adult bikes plus helmets that you can borrow for free. Take a ride to the lake or cycle some of  the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Kitchen

 

The cottage kitchen is stocked with  tea, coffee, sugar, oil, salt, pepper, and spices.

Music

 

Music is our passion! Play records or CDs in the garage, or enjoy the great tunes on the cottage i-Pod .

Garage of Awesomeness!

 

Listen to records, watch a movie, play video or board games or or just take in the epic views from the coolest garage in New Zealand!

Free Wi-Fi

 

Fast, free WIFI  so you can work remotely or just relax with your favourite shows or movies.

 

GALLERY

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

 

Twizel

 

Just 17km away with shops, cafes, restaurants, and supermarket.

Aoraki/Mt Cook

 

Explore an alpine wonderland! A scenic 50-minute drive from our place.

Lake Tekapo

 

Beautiful Lake Tekapo is a 45-minute drive from our place.

Star Gazing

Be amazed at the incredible stars of  the world's largest dark sky reserve.

Dine & Drink

 

Ask us for tips on the best places to eat and drink in Twizel.

Activities

 

Everything from cycling to hiking, to scenic flights and hot pools! Ask us for local tips 

Visit www.mackenzienz.com for detailed information about the region.

 

REVIEWS

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