Twizel is located in the South Island of New Zealand, in the heart of the Mckenzie High Country. Surrounded by beautiful lakes, surrounded by lovely trees that glow in the Autumn sun and reflect back into the crystal clear water.
The best time for the Autumn colours would be April/May, with the slightly colder weather presenting misty mornings, which produce surreal mood and atmosphere as it moves through the landscape.
An ideal place for photography, where you can just jump out of the car, hold up your camera and shoot, no long climbs up the mountains or trekking over harsh terrain. Everything to photograph here is within arms reach. Be sure to do some back tracking off the main roads, you will find lots of hidden gems.
The lakes are in abundance, crystal clear and right at your feet, with mountain peaks in the background to work with. The Autumn colours are forever changing and presenting photo opportunities with every turn.
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time there, l recommend 2/3 days, than make your way over to Mount Cook or Lake Tekapo which are situated less than an hours drive from Twizel.