64 Woodley Avenue, Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand

Your little slice of paradise

Self-contained 2 bedroom cottage in the stunning Mackenzie Basin and  Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve 

About Us


Hi, we are Jim and Michele the owners of Mahina Cottage. Our cottage has been open since June 2016 and during that time we have met some amazing guests. Come and see what we have to offer.


Twizel has everything. Great restaurants with fine cuisine, fishing in both lakes and canals, cycling (mountain biking, trails and canal roads), hiking, skiing and photography, just to name a few. 

Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve

 Unique to the Mackenzie Region, the clear skies found in this part of the world are like nothing else in New Zealand. Very limited light pollution means the views of the night sky seem to stretch on as far as the eye can see. 

About our Cottage


Pantry with tea and coffee supplied and some other essentials. No oven but there is a microwave, rice cooker, pots and pans, ceramic cooktop, full fridge and freezer, kettle and toaster, all utensils, crockery and glasses.


Our beds are super comfortable, have hotel quality linen and are triple sheeted meaning everything is stripped and cleaned ready for the next guest.


Endless supply of hot water available via gas. Towels, facecloths and bathmat supplied.


For those who wish to watch TV - it has free to air programs and the ability to be connected to your smartphone. HDMI cable is available if needed.


Free unlimited access to wifi upon arrival. Code is given out with introductory email and in the folder of information in the cottage.

Things to Do

Inside the cottage there is a folder with all the available activities around the area.  Our favourites are the Hooker Valley Walk at Mt Cook and going to Lake Ohau Lodge for lunch.


Airbnb Comments

We have been superhosts on Airbnb since December 2016. Check out some of the comments online or view some below.

" Bed was sublime and the house has everything you need! Perfect location for day trips to mt cook as the drive is spectacular and it is very close to stunning lakes and Twizel town. "

 "This is an absolutely lovely accommodation in a great location. Twizel has everything you need and Mt Cook and lakes are awesome. Did we mention that the views from the house are awesome, try to catch the sunrise, it's spectacular! House was spotless and has all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. "

 "Great spot in a beautiful location. if you like star gazing and local amazing hikes nearby while staying in a cozy and clean house. this is it. "

 "Great place. No fuss check in and check out, amazing views right out the window. We got rained in but with the nearly full kitchen, smart tv, and large living room, we had and enjoyable time resting up here. "

 "Michele's place was beautiful and clean. The place was close to Twizel and less than an hour drive to both Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo. We loved the rooftop window in the bedroom and the view of the stars. Wish we could have stayed for more than one night. Definitely would recommend this place for people who have a car and want a gorgeous view of the night sky. "

Price List

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Mahina Cottage

64 Woodley Avenue, Twizel, New Zealand

email: mahinatwizel@gmail.com

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