High Country Hydro Tour

Book yourself in for an off the beaten track, 3-hour Mackenzie Basin tour. Your private guide will take you to their favourite spots in the area and you will learn about the unique history and future changes of the region they call home.


  • Scenic view points of the Mackenzie Basin not discovered by tourists (yet)
  • Learn more about the incredible hydro project of the 1960’s and 70’s (the biggest project of its kind in the world at the time)
  • Special access to a historical visual display not open to the public
  • View high country stations the area is known for
  • Visit a salmon farm, feed the fish and taste fresh sashimi straight from the source
  • Hear stories about local legends such as Lakestone’s world-renowned neighbour who invented the jet boat unit
  • A brief tour of Twizel – a town which was built in 2 years and survived against all odds
  • Hear how this all ties in to how Lakestone Lodge was allowed to be built in the stunning location on the shores of Lake Pukaki


Cost $240 for up to 3 people (includes light snacks / driver / vehicle / fuel / insurance / taxes)

Option for a full day tour are also available. Contact us for more information