Lake Tekapo

Dark Sky Villas

​Maireire and Natasha have both travelled extensively and stayed in many types of accommodation all over the world. Their travelling experiences were what sparked the desire to create a really unique experience where guests could retreat and relax but still have the convenience of being able to walk everywhere.


Matuka Lodge

Matuka Lodge provides complete privacy as the managers live next door. The Lodge is yours to enjoy with every comfort to ensure your stay is memorable.

Decorated with antique and contemporary furniture, and original artworks, the atmosphere is elegant, yet casual.

Included in your Matuka Lodge experience is a complimentary full breakfast featuring fresh local produce prepared by yours hosts.


High Country Cabin

High Country Cabin is a stylishly decorated cabin in the heart of the Southern Alps on the South Island of New Zealand.

Inspired by the Backcountry huts throughout the area, it provides a rustic country-style experience.

Situated 15 minutes outside of Twizel in the heart of the Mackenzie, it has direct access to all of the natural amenities that the area is world famous for including on site dark sky viewing, snow sports, mountaineering, hiking & tramping, mountain-biking, hunting & fishing among many other activities.

Lake Tekapo

Black Tussock

5 Star, superhost rated on AirBNB  – 399+ reviews

Sleeps 4, children welcome, but no smoking or dogs please.

Easy access, off road parking, EV charging access outside.

3yr old purpose built, entire stand alone house:

1x Queen bedroom plus ensuite, 1x twin bedroom with king singles, wheelchair friendly bathroom/toilet.

Kitchen includes bench-top oven, 4xhot plates, microwave, full fridge, dishwasher. Sunny, open and modern décor with mountain and lake views. Log fire and heat pump, cosy in winter but cool in summer.

Lovely gardens including special crevice garden with alpine plants. 1400m section with large table setting and BBQ facilities at top of the section. Alpha Crux personalised star gazing ideal from top of section.


Skylark cabin

Skylark Cabin is private, luxury accommodation, nestled serenely within the awe inspiring landscape of backcountry Ben Ohau. Surrounded by soaring mountain ranges and the rugged, ethereal beauty of the expansive views, this isn’t just a comfortable place to stay while visiting Mackenzie Country, it’s an experience in itself.


Menards NZ

Relax and unwind at a family and pet friendly 10-acre ecosanctuary with beautiful mountain views, just 17km from Twizel!

This unique Ecosanctuary is 530m above sea level in a dark sky reserve. Enjoy the pure alpine air and soak in the peaceful views.

Lake Ōhau is 3km away, Aoraki/Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo are a 45-minute drive.

Kids and pets welcome; the property is fully fenced. 2-bedroom cottage, cosy sleepout, cool garage hangout, Wi-Fi, smart TVs, great music & friendly hosts!


Manuka Retreat

241 Manuka Terrace, Ben Ohau
(10 mins from Twizel town centre)

An ideal spot for RnR! Just 10 minutes from the town centre with nothing but countryside, peace and views to soak in. A very modern, comfortable fitout.

From $175 NZD
3 bdrm, 1 bathroom (bath and shower), separate toilet
Sleeps 6 (1 king, 1 queen, 1 double bed)
Log burner
Fully self-contained kitchen
Plenty of parking.
No pets.

Lake pukaki


Relax and take in the breathtaking vista of the Mackenzie high country when you stay in our private holiday house or cottage.

Nestled in a sheltered cove overlooking Lake Pukaki, our holiday home rentals offer 'natural quiet' and the clear night skies are a stargazers delight.

The pristine turquoise glacial waters of Lake Pukaki make a truly magnificent setting against the backdrop of the Southern Alps.

Just 4km down Mt Cook Highway from the turnoff, and only 35 minutes drive to the Mt Cook National Park, we offer a fully self contained house  or  cottage  for your special holiday getaway.

Call or contact us now to see how we can help you have an unforgettable holiday experience in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand.