One of Twizel's most popular events, the Salmon and Wine Festival. Pictured here in 2017.
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living in twizel
For those who decide to call Twizel home, there are plenty of services and clubs that cater to, and are part of, this thriving community. The town is home to two medical centres, emergency services, a pharmacy, a community library, hairdressers, and an ANZ Bank branch. In Market Place you’ll also find a wide selection of shops, including two supermarkets, a hardware store, clothing and gift boutiques, and the country’s littlest bookshop. When it comes to food and drink, there is no shortage of choice. From traditional Kiwi pubs or boutique craft beer bars and eateries, to food trucks, fine-dining restaurants, and award-winning cafés, Twizel is home to a wide range of establishments that will satisfy any craving. For more information on cafés and restaurants,click here. There are also plenty of clubs to join. Whether your sport of choice is netball, rugby, football, badminton, or cricket, Twizel has a range to suit everyone year-round. Or if knitting, gardening, singing, arts, or quilting is more your thing, Twizel has clubs for those too. Families are also serviced by a Plunket group, which runs a toy library for local children.
If you're visiting Twizel or have family and friends staying with you, there is a range of local accommodation to suit different budgets. Click here to search through these options on the Mackenzie Region website.