Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo

4.7
For some outdoor adventure, head to Lake Tekapo, where the dark blue water and snow-capped peaks provide an ideal setting for a range of nature activities. Hike, horseback ride, or mountain bike along trails around the lake and through the surrounding mountains. The mountains also provide great skiing, heli-skiing, and rock climbing. In warmer weather, swimmers, windsurfers, and boaters flock to the lake's calm waters. Visit the bronze sheepdog statue for a glimpse into the local history and the importance of sheep farming to the community. Make your Lake Tekapo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Fantastic lake but very windy on the day we visited. Had to keep one hand on my hat!!! Would have liked to go walking round the lake if we had the time.  more »
  • so beautiful and peaceful, make sure you are dressed for the quick kiwi weather changes. Take all trash with you too!  more »
  • With snow capped mountains in the background it makes for extremely pretty pictures. A cute town beside the calm waters make this a pleasant place to stop for a night or 2.  more »

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