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Twizel, South Island
New Zealand

Twizel, South Island, New Zealand.
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Twizel is located in the Mackenzie Basin in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island. It is the closest town to Aoraki Mt Cook, the highest mountain in Australasia. The town was constructed as the base for the Upper Waitaki Power Development. This scheme was the largest hydro project ever undertaken in New Zealand, started in 1968 and completed 18 years later.

As far as gay friendly accommodation goes, Twizel has everything for gay and lesbian travelers ranging from camping and backpackers to top-of-the-line hotels. The town also has a selection of holiday homes available for rent at most times of the year.

Gay and lesbian visitors to Twizel will find plenty to do, no matter the season. Lakes and rivers surround the town, and the alpine playgrounds of Ohau and Mt Cook are less than an hour’s drive away. So the combination of open spaces, a fine temperate climate, well-established services, a laid-back pace of life and the wide range of activities truly make Twizel a great place to visit. Today Twizel is a popular tourist and vacation town, in the summer the population more than trebles.

Originally, the Mackenzie Basin was a treeless landscape but the "hydro age" changed all that with millions of trees planted in the riverbeds and areas restored after hydro construction. Twizel is the focus of that work, where more than 250,000 trees have been planted within the town.

The town is about 4 hour’s comfortable drive from Christchurch, and 3 hours from Queenstown.

Twizel offers a wide range of year-round indoor and outdoor sporting, recreational and leisure activities. Facilities include tennis, squash, basketball and netball courts, skate park, climbing wall, gym, swimming pool, bowling green, golf course and playing fields, to name but a few. Add to this list water sports like sailing, rowing and kayaking. Then there are loads of walking and hiking trails to enjoy too, suitable for visitors of all ages and fitness. The area around Twizel and the Mackenzie Basin offer some fantastic cycling and mountain biking opportunities for people of all technical abilities through some truly magnificent scenery. If golf is your passion, there’s a 9 hole course and driving range to test your handicap.

For those who enjoy pushing their skills and abilities to the limit, there are some amazing rock and alpine climbing routes at Aoraki/Mount Cook, Aspiring National Parks, Ohau Forest and Ahuriri Valley. Between them, these areas contain many of New Zealand's finest peaks and some of the best crag and alpine rock climbing. Professional, internationally and nationally qualified mountain guides are also on hand.

So, for gay and lesbian travelers seeking a vacation destination offering the great outdoors, outdoor activities, amazing "Lord of the Rings" scenery and true New Zealand hospitality, then Twizel, South Island has it all.

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