EXPLORE THE MACKENZIE
Make a weekend of it and explore Fairlie and the Mackenzie Region
Each year, as the Mackenzie Half Marathon is planned, the support we are offered from local businesses just amazes us. We could not run this event at the level we do without their support. So instead of coming to town for just the race, why not plan a weekend and visit these local businesses. See what this region has to offer!
Four Square Fairlie
The team at Four Square Fairlie are passionate about fresh food and providing great customer service. We have a great range of premium beer, wine, and cheeses along with all of the groceries that meet your daily needs. We take pride in our range of gluten free products, dairy free and keto. We offer fresh meat and freshly caught fish daily. We also offer freshly baked breads and as well as hot cooked chickens. We support many local clubs and events throughout the year. We also have the only Lotto outlet in town.
Right from the start, provincial New Zealand has been the place we feel most at home. Here, relationships and trust count for everything. A deal is done on a handshake, and locals judge you on how long they’ve known you.
No one knows property in the regions better than us. To know a market, you need to live in it. You can’t service it from a distance. Our heartland connection means we have the insights to bring the right people together so you get the most value out of your property.
After your event, head up to Tekapo and relax in the pools at Tekapo Springs.
At the heart of the complex are three hot pools and an Aqua Play Area with two cooler pools. Steam and sauna rooms with cold plunge pools are located near the pools. The stunning lake, mountain and forest views are complemented by beautiful landscaping using native alpine plants and trees. The gorgeous Glacial Day Spa overlooks the pools and the onsite cafe is positioned to take in the incredible views, with indoor and outdoor dining.
With its unparalleled mix of relaxation and recreation, Tekapo Springs is a must-do for all travellers, providing an unforgettable experience in the unique destination of stunning Lake Tekapo.
Barkers of Geraldine
As you travel to Fairlie for the Mackenzie Half Marathon, and as you go through Geraldine, stop in at Barker's Foodstore and Eatery. The perfect place to stop on your backyard exploration and experience hospitality the Barker's way! A comprehensive menu and cabinet food in the Eatery ticks lots of boxes from gluten free to vegan and from breakfast to sweet treats!
Straight 8 Estate
STRAIGHT 8 ESTATE is located at the top of the Canterbury Plains half an hour drive south of Christchurch in the Burnham area. The vineyard was planted in the mid 1980’s through to 1992.
We produce an award winning range of single vineyard wines, ROSE – RIESLINGS – CHARDONNAY – PINOT NOIR that express our terroir and flavours, giving you great wines that will cellar well.
Available from our cellar door (open 7 days a week on State Highway 1) look for the big WINERY sign with the Straight 8 cruising through the vines, exactly 6kms south of Rolleston, or buy online today, and have the wine couriered to your door.
Hubbard Plumbing & Gas
Hubbard Plumbing & Gas Ltd is a local business servicing the Mackenzie District for all plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying requirements. We are Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers accredited and do everything from maintenance to renovations to new builds. Owners Mike Hubbard and Lisa Forrester and their two children Ellie and Felix are proud to call Fairlie home.
Get in touch if you need some help with plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying.
A growing family, 3 people, 1 lounge
Bayleys began in 1973, when Pam, Graham and John Bayley began working from their family home in Pakuranga. Graham and his son John worked as full-time salespeople, while Pam supported them as financial controller, receptionist and office manager.
2,000 staff, over 90 offices
Today we have over 90 offices up and down New Zealand and three in Fiji. In total we have more than 2,000 staff, including over 1,000 sales and leasing agents. The rest support our agents with their skills as managers, administrators, marketers, consultants, valuers, trainers, public relations experts, researchers and auctioneering specialists.
Get in touch with Hamish for any questions.
We would like to give a huge shout out to Corporate Print. As one of our major supporters, they have sponsored all the printing and signage that the Mackenzie Half Marathon has done (and is still yet to do) for the running of this event. From the road signs you see to the information you'll find in your race packs, Corporate Print in Timaru has sponsored this so that more of the money that is raised for this event is returned to the Fairlie Lions. Thanks so much Corporate Print.
If you need any designs, printing, signage, websites or promotional products, make sure you go and visit the team at Corporate Print. They are just amazing!
Air Safaris has operated alpine flight-seeing experiences in the world heritage national parks of Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini since 1970. The iconic Grand Traverse scenic flight provides the opportunity to view New Zealand’s highest peaks and longest glaciers. You can catch the Grand Traverse flight from either of Air Safaris’ modern facilities located at Lake Tekapo or Franz Josef in the South Island.
Air Safaris also operate charter flights within New Zealand. These flights provide a personalised service that takes in New Zealand’s stunning scenery while linking flexibly with a number of destinations including Milford Sound, Queenstown, Wanaka, and Christchurch.
Mt. Dobson Ski
Nestled in a sun-soaked basin that collects fantastic powder, Mt Dobson is located in New Zealand’s South Island and a hidden jewel on the alpine circuit.
The big learner’s area and wide-open, uncrowded runs are a winter wonderland for first timers, families and school groups. And for the seasoned shredders, the huge skiable area, impressive elevations, and dry, fluffy snow are an experience to be remembered.
Opening July 2023.
Experience stargazing with a professional astronomy guide, exploring the night sky and solar system with a powerful 9.25-inch telescope!
Enjoy this incredible ninety-minute stargazing experience, gazing into the night from a nearly zero light pollution location. Your guide will take you on an astronomy journey, from ancient stories of constellations to science facts, including Greek mythology and Māori legends.
This experience includes a photography service, where your guide can take family or individual photos of you underneath the starry night, capturing the stunning stars and night sky! Relax under the stars with comfortable outdoor furniture, blankets, and delicious hot chocolate.
End the tour around a toasty fire, roasting marshmallows, enjoying an amazing night out with friends and family!
Enjoy a 10% discount using the Mackenzie Half Marathon promotional code (HALFMTHON) on our website www.chameleonstargazing.com. The discount is valid for bookings made until the Marathon day!
The Greedy Cow
FIRST CLASS COFFEE AND FOOD -
WITH A LITTLE SIDE OF FUN
Sometimes we all get a little hangry.. Feed the inner beast, calm the hungry cow within and join us at the Greedy Cow.
Situated in the beautiful high country township of Lake Tekapo, we get rather hungry looking at beautiful views of lakes and mountains all day. Lucky we have an inhouse pastry chef baking beautiful yummies fresh daily to fill the void. We also use some of the best coffee beans in New Zealand from the amazing and award winning Hawthorne coffee so our morning coffee fix is sorted. We have fresh and delicious cabinet food and a delightful range of breakfast, brunch and lunch menu items our chef can cook up for you.
So don’t wander around our lovely town being a hungry cow, come and see us and try not to be a greedy one.
A Fairlie Good Place To Be
The Fairlie office was opened in 2004 with Sales Consultants specialising in Residential and Lifestyle properties in the area. It is easily visible on the Main Street of Fairlie with large display windows featuring listings and some recent sales.
The salespeople are passionate about the whole of the Fairlie area, the community and the experiences that can be enjoyed throughout the Mackenzie District. More and more people are visiting this area, if we can help you sell your property or if you are looking to buy please call one of our sales consultants to discuss your requirements
Taste the love that has gone into a Fairlie Bakehouse Pie from the moment you take a bite.
Our menu is constantly changing at the Fairlie Bakehouse.
From fresh, cream filled donuts, home-made bread, muffins or rich, flaky bee-stings there is sure to be something to tempt the tastebuds and be enjoyed with our barista-made coffee. We also cater for a range of dietary needs including gluten free or vegetarian.
Rest assured, our regular supply of famous pies are always on the menu.
Mount Cook Alpine Salmon
A Glistening Wilderness!
Cradled in the shadows of the Southern Alps is a network of waterways connecting Lake Tekapo, Pukaki and Benmore. These lakes support New Zealand's largest renewable hydro scheme, harnessing millions of gallons of free flowing, pure glacial water, rich in minerals.
In this unique landscape we operate our hatchery, ensuring great care and responsibility are there right from the very beginning.
This inspiring habitat is home to our Freshwater King Salmon. Born to swim they cover the equivalent of a half marathon everyday reveling in the swift flowing currents.
Stop by and visit the Lake Pukaki Store as you weave through the Southern Alps.
Eat Cafe is a local favourite in Fairlie for those searching for great food, delicious coffee and sharp service in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Breakfast, lunch and cabinet food
Great food, great gluten-free options, great coffee, great wines, great service, great prices. Notice the trend?
Breakfast, lunch and cabinet food
We are as passionate about coffee as we are about food. Proud to support local, we serve Mackenzie Coffee – sourced and crafted specifically to suit southern tastes.
Make yourself at home
Ideally located in the heart of Fairlie, we offer a warm and friendly space to enjoy lunch with friends, a quick coffee on the run or a quiet corner to catch up on work.
Farmlands Co-operative was formed by farmers for farmers over 55 years ago, with the aim that everybody should prosper. This sentiment remains as strong as ever. Farmlands is the largest buying group of its type in New Zealand, transacting more than 2.5 billion dollars' worth of business annually and is listed in the top 20 companies by turnover in New Zealand. This buying power helps reduce the input costs of more than 70,000 Farmlands shareholders nationwide.
You're never far from the products or advice you need either. Whether you're a farmer, grower or lifestyler, Farmlands staff are trained to provide assistance and technical expertise in the field and across 82 stores throughout New Zealand.
Set in a stunning, historical building that was originally built as a Carnegie library in the early 1900s, Carnegie’s Restaurant & Bar is a true Mackenzie destination in picturesque Fairlie. Take a moment to appreciate the exterior brickwork and the architecture of this special building before stepping inside the inviting, family friendly restaurant.
Inside, your attention will undoubtedly be drawn towards the large wood fire oven, which sits centre space in the open kitchen. A consistent slow fire inside the oven sets the scene for your dining experience, where just about everything on the menu is cooked. It’s quite an interesting watch, keeping an eye on what goes in and out of the oven door.
Carnegie’s Restaurant & Bar is known for creating classic New Zealand dishes with natural flavours, such as its award-winning lamb rack, venison or beef rib-eye fillet steak. A large selection of wood-fired pizzas have naturally found their way on the menu too, and, let’s face it, there’s nothing like a pizza and a beer in the garden on a sunny summer’s day. Don’t overlook the dessert menu either, as there are some seriously delicious items on there that’ll work wonders in finishing off your meal in style.
During the winter things are kept cosy indoors with the almighty wood fire oven. High ceilings, wooden floors and down-to-earth interiors further add to the down-to-earth environment where the entire family can dine in comfort. Appropriate to the building’s history, you’ll also find a small selection of books on the shelves to browse through.
Starting from Zero Ltd
Craig Divers from Starting from Zero Ltd in Kimbell has again this year kindly donated one of his Swappa Seats decked out in Mackenzie Tartan as a spot prize for some lucky individual to park themselves on after their run. You can check out more of his creations via the following link:
WHEN IT COMES TO POTATO CHIPS, EVERYONE’S GOT THEIR FAVOURITES. AT HEARTLAND, WE’VE GONE OUT OF OUR WAY TO ENSURE OUR RANGE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, AND EVERY OCCASSION.
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PREMIUM CRAFTED KETTLE COOKED
An exquisite range of kettles, batch cooked to perfection in a special blend of all natural oils.
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EXTREME CRUNCH KETTLE WAVES
Years in the making, we believe we have finally the produced the crunchiest chip known to man kind. Packed with flavour these have quickly become a kiwi favourite!
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