Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo

Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • Prepare your camera and enjoy one of the most astonishing places with one of the most beautiful dark skies of South Hemisphere!  more »
  • The lake is stunning and had a lovely picnic lunch there. The motel surrounding it is cute, clean and reasonably priced. We should have stayed there but we thought that Peppers BLUEWATER RESORT...  more »
  • Stunning location... the color of the water is gorgeous! Lake Tekapo is tiny town with good accommodation and eateries. Gentle walks. Lovely stopover or stay over night.  more »

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