Twizel is an ‘alpine’ town that has its history tied up with electricity development. Twizel is aver young town and has benefited immensely from an economic perspective by Mount Cook and being on the main drag to Queenstown.
Twizel was built in 1968 as a green fields project to service the Upper Waitaki Hydroelectricity Scheme and was intended to be removed once the project had been completed. However, in 1983 its residents successfully fought to save the town.
The area boasts one of the world's cleanest, driest and darkest skies, and has long drawn astronomers to Twizel and the surrounding area.
Travelers will pass through Twizel and there is at least the chance of a drink or coffee and to consider a number of adventure tourism options.