Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo

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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. Put Lake Tekapo into our Lake Tekapo vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It's the first lake I visited in New Zealand. Very beautiful color. And the color changes from dawn to evening. The lake side is a good place to view the night sky.  more »
  • The lake is beautiful, scenery is nice with a visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd. But there's only that much scenery I can appreciate before wanting to find other things to do. The town is very ...  more »
  • Thankfully, there is no development right on the water, so you are treated to gorgeous views of the blue lake and snow capped mountains. The lupins (purple and pink) flowers are in bloom along the sho...  more »