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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  • Lake Tekapo was my favourite place when i first traveled to NZ 5 years ago. When i returned in May 2017, I was very surprised about the boom of tourism in new Zealand. It was way too much tourists at ...  more »
  • Another great place to stop when traveling NZ. Take time and enjoy the views! Easy access from the road and plenty of places to stop.  more »
  • This place was awesome. The kids got to play with the ice around the lake which kept them busy for ages. The staff at lake takao motels and holiday park were awesome and the views of the lake from our...  more »