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. Plan my trip to Lake Tekapo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Unusual color for this mountain lake on a stone background view from Mount John to cut breath small station being developments so many projects underway
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  • This one and the Good Shepherd's church had been touted as "must see" spots by many. We stopped by the place at late afternoon when there weren't too many visitors around. The lake looked a special bl...  more »

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Where to stay in Lake Tekapo

Because of its humble size, the small town of Lake Tekapo has a limited amount of accommodations. That said, among the available lodgings you'll find a good variety of options, from scenic resorts and cottages to youth hostels and budget accommodations. Motels provide a good option along the side of the roads leading to and from the town.
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