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The Mount Cook Hotel Collection

The Mount Cook Hotel Collection offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in the beautiful Mackenzie Region in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island.

About us

Welcome to the Mackenzie Region! Located in the heart of the South Island, it is a dramatic landscape of pristine glacial lakes and soaring mountains with the incredible Aoraki Mount Cook as its crown. The Mount Cook Hotel Collection features four accommodation options: The Godley Hotel, Lake Tekapo; The Mackenzie Country Hotel, Twizel and The Heritage Gateway Hotel and Countrytime Hotel in Omarama. The hotels are suited to coach tours and individual travellers from all markets and budgets.

The Mackenzie Region is a ‘must-do’ in New Zealand with its spectacular scenery featuring bright blue lakes, snowy mountains, golden grasslands and pure night skies filled with dazzling stars. The region also has a wide range of activities to enjoy, from skiing, stargazing, and scenic flights, to hot pools, shopping, and dining.

The Mount Cook Hotel Collection will provide you with everything you need for an unforgettable stay in the legendary Mackenzie Region.

Our Hotels

The Godley Hotel, Lake Tekapo

Relax and enjoy comfortable, country-style accommodation at the Godley Hotel in the stunning alpine village of Lake Tekapo in the beautiful South Island! The hotel is centrally located with lake and mountain views. Enjoy the onsite Jack Rabbit café or relax in the stylish lounge. It’s a 5-minute walk to the lake with its famous turquoise waters, and the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Lake Tekapo has a great range of activities, including stargazing, hot springs, ice skating, walking, cycling, horse riding, scenic flights, and 4WD tours. The Godley Hotel is an ideal base for skiing as Roundhill Ski Area is just a 40-minute drive. The hotel is a 3-hour drive from Christchurch or Queenstown, or a 1-hour drive to Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Mackenzie Country Hotel, Twizel

The Mackenzie Country Hotel is instantly recognisable by its classic stonework exterior,  reflecting the distinctive mountain and river landscapes of the Mackenzie region. The spacious and mature grounds are a key feature of this idyllic country setting. 

The hotel has 108 large, comfortable furnished bedrooms, with their own ensuites and private balconies or patios overlooking the gardens with mountain views. The hotel is ideally placed for large conferences or weddings.

Enjoy authentic New Zealand cuisine in the Mackenzie Country Hotel’s fully licenced restaurant. There is a modern bar and cosy lounge with an open fireplace for the cooler months.

Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama

Relax with affordable and comfortable accommodation at the Heritage Gateway Hotel in the beautiful village of Omarama in New Zealand’s amazing South Island. Close to lakes, mountains and rivers, with dazzling starry skies by night, the hotel is the perfect base for cycling the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, exploring the Clay Cliffs or the Ahuriri Conservation Area, skiing at Ōhau Snow Fields, or boating, fishing and swimming at the nearby lakes.
The Heritage Gateway Hotel offers modern and comfortable rooms, including family units with cooking facilities. Many have a balcony to view the great mountain scenery and all have tea and coffee making facilities, en suite bathrooms and free parking.
Set amongst landscaped gardens, dine in the al fresco restaurant or relax at the bar while enjoying the views of the surrounding mountains. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Countrytime Hotel, Omarama

The Countrytime Hotel offers affordable accommodation in beautiful Omarama in New Zealand’s amazing South Island. The country-style hotel has a restaurant and bar, with gorgeous mountain views, and is close to lakes, mountains and rivers, with amazing starry skies by night.

It is an ideal base to enjoy nearby activities like cycling the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, exploring the Clay Cliffs, walking or fishing the Ahuriri Conservation Area, stargazing, hot tubs, skiing at Ōhau Snow Fields, and boating, fishing and swimming at Lake Benmore. The Countrytime Hotel is a 4-hour drive from Christchurch, a 2-hour drive from Queenstown, and a 1-hour drive to Aoraki Mount Cook or Lake Tekapo.