Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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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  • Lake Tekapo is amazingly beautiful, no matter when you visit. We first visited it at night. It was breath taking under the moonlight. We were dreaming of seeing aurora at Lake Tekapo but we are not th...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful lake ringed by snow capped mountains. It's right on the highway so you can't miss it. The town is popular so very busy. Plenty of places to stay and eat. Has a good sized supermark...  read more »
  • There isn't any place that can beat lake tekapo. It's beautiful all year round, 24/7. The turquiose coloured lake in the day and countless stars at night makes this place perfect. 
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