Mackenzie day walks

If you’re after a walk that’s longer but achievable in a day, jump in the car and head to Fairlie or Lake Tekapo.

Fairlie walks

Fairlie hosts the Jack Lovelock Memorial Track, an eight kilometre track starting at the township.

Another option is the Opihi Walkway, a two-hour track, taking you from Fairlie to Kimbell over easygoing terrain.

Tekapo walks

The 1 hour 30 minute Mt John summit circuit track gives you panoramic views of the mountains, lakes and Mackenzie basin.

Other walks like the Cowans Hill and Lake Tekapo trails are worth looking at too.