at the artificial created Lake Ruataniwha one of the Lakes who provide the basic to the Power Station of the Waitaki.
But the Lakes beautiful setting and calm waters is also used as NZ Rowing championships, where we of course are very well presented, through Rob Wadell the olympic Gold medallist from Sydney 2000.
the Swindell Twins not less succesful in the double sculls, picking up the Worldcup in Europe 2003
but actually I should have let this tip alone, not realy sure how to present this, I actually got stuck...and as ATLC said: looks like you tipped over and sunk' that was she speaking!!
Twizel - Heart of Mackenzie Basin
"Twizel - Heart of Mackenzie Basin"
Twizel is a new town that was constructed in 1968. It is nested among Lake Ruataniwha, Lake Ohau, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, Lake Benmore and Lake Aviemore.
Twizel was part of Ruataniwha Station and used to be a hostel town for the construction workers who worked at the Upper Waitaki Power Development.
The most happening place in Twizel is the Market Place where restaurants, cafe, shopping centre, supermarket are. You may make enquiries for your hiking, fishing trips, boating, canoeing, rafting, cycling, hand gliding, skiing, scenic flights trips at the Twizel Information Centre.
"Twizel and surrounding towns"
Twizel is a very good base to the surrounding areas.
Lake Ohau (25 mins)
Omarama (25 mins)
Lake Tekapo (35 mins)
Mt Cook (45 mins)
Farlie (65 mins)
Geraldine (95 mins)
Timaru (110 mins)
Wanaka (95 mins)
Cromwell (105 mins)
"Twizel Information Centre:"
The 1st stop for every visitor to Twizel should be the Information Centre. You could make enquries on the nearby town or make arrangements for your activities.
The Twizel Information Centre
Twizel Events Centre
Phone: (03) 435 3124
Fax: (03) 435 0537
October - April. 9.00am - 7.00pm. Daily
May - September. 9.00am - 5.00pm. Monday to Saturday.