Our Hotels

The Mount Cook Hotel Collection features 4 hotels in the MacKenzie Region.

The Godley Hotel

Overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains, the Godley Hotel offers 58 comfortable and clean rooms in a beautiful and central location. It is a country style hotel with friendly staff and great service.

Just 1.5 hours driving time from Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and 3 hours from Christchurch and Queenstown, the hotel is also only 40 minutes’ drive from local skifields. 

The Church of Good Shepherd, the Sheepdog Statue, and all the restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Just a short distance away you can also find our beautiful tracks and walkways, world-class skiing, horse trekking, as well as the Tekapo Springs where you can enjoy an earth-fed natural hot spring bath and Mt John Observatory where you can view the galaxy of stars. 

With the wide range of outdoor activities available in Lake Tekapo, the convenience of the Godley Hotel makes it a great choice for the region.

Lake Tekapo


Mackenzie Country Hotel

MacKenzie Country Hotel is located in Twizel, in the heart of the Aoraki Mount Cook and MacKenzie Country Region, featuring natural stonework, the architecture beautifully reflects and compliments the mountains and riverbeds of the surrounding landscape.

There are 108 comfortably furnished guest rooms, all with shower over bath ensuites and private balconies/patios from which to admire the glorious mountain views. 

It is possible to hire bikes on site to explore the vast countryside of the MacKenzie Country Region with its impressive mountains and lakes.

Guests can enjoy authentic New Zealand cuisine in MacKenzie Country Hotel’s fully licensed restaurant, or lounge around by the large stone fireplace in the cocktail bar.

It is only a 30-minute drive to Mount Cook Aoraki National Park and a 2-hour drive from Queenstown.

The Heritage Gateway Hotel

The Heritage Gateway Hotel is situated in Omarama, at the crossroads of MacKenzie Basin, Lindis Pass and Waitaki Valley. It offers panoramic views and excellent hiking and biking opportunities.

Set amongst landscaped gardens with views of the surrounding mountains, the Heritage Gateway Hotel is a peaceful place to stay. There are 98 comfortably furnished guest rooms, all are modern and comfortable.The hotel also features its own restaurant & bar.

The Heritage Gateway Hotel is the ideal location for your family holiday, ski trip, honeymoon escape, getaway, wedding, or business conference.

The restaurant cooks with fresh, local ingredients. You can dine outdoors, with views of the mountains.



Countrytime Hotel

Countrytime Hotel, located in Omarama, meaning Place Of Light and known for excellent fishing, cycling and hiking opportunities.

Built to last with brick construction, the Countrytime Hotel is a sturdy and classy hotel set amongst spacious grounds. There are 48 simply furnished guest rooms with a refrigerator and tea and coffee facilities, all with shower over bath ensuites. 

The hotel restaurant serves Brasserie-style cuisine and offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The hotel bar, decorated to resemble a traditional sheep shearing shed, serves wine and beer from the local area. 

Guests can visit the Clay Cliffs, 20 minutes’ drive away, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, which is just over an hour drive away or join the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail.


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