Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Canterbury Region / Mackenzie District / Lake Tekapo / Lake Tekapo
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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Lake Tekapo reviews
Lovely views of the lake and the surrounding mountains - the best are those where there's no developments nearby. They show an unspoiled outlook and are well worth a stop more »
Not a great day for fishing! Too much rain, turbid water and no fish. Took a ride into Tekapo for brunch and loved The Greedy Cow. more »
A true jewel of a lake. Sparkling turquoise blue waters set off by mountains all around make this Loch great. more »
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Side trips from Lake Tekapo
Hooker Valley Track
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Duration: 3h 30 min
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