Family Activities in Twizel

Whether you stay for a week or stop en route between Christchurch and Queenstown, the town of Twizel promises relaxation and family entertainment aplenty!

Here are some of the top family attractions in Twizel.

1. Frisbee Golf

Enjoy a round of Frisbee Golf with the whole family on Twizel’s well-maintained, scenic Frisbee Golf course. Great for a sunny afternoon.

Visit the Twizel Information Centre to purchase the course map and Frisbees (or BYO Frisbee). Also a nice wander for those not interested in competing.

2. Salmon Farms;

Known for its excellent salmon, Twizel is home to two salmon farms that are open to the public. Let the kids feed the fish while you purchase some delicious fresh salmon for dinner. Visit Mount Cook Salmon or High Country Salmon.

3. Kaki/Black Stilt Visitor Hide

See the world’s rarest wading bird on a guided tour of the Black Stilt hide just south of Twizel township. Very informative for the whole family and a great way to learn about the local wildlife. Bookings are essential.

4. Lord of the Rings Tours

A number of scenes in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy were filmed around Twizel. Many visitors still enjoy the range of Lord of the Rings tours that are on offer from local operators Discovery Tours. A great family option, particularly for LOTR fans!

5. For the Fit Family

There are a number of excellent sports facilities in Twizel, ideal for the sporting family. One of the great drawcards to Twizel is its indoor climbing wall - perfect for any level of climber on both sunny and rainy days.

Kids love it! Enquire at the information centre. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts and a skate park.

6. Walking & Biking

Twizel offers an excellent selection of walking and cycling tracks to suit the whole family. Visit the local Department of Conservation office or the Information Centre for maps and details on local walks and biking trails.