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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  • Great view of lake with snow capped mountains in background. Plenty of overseas tourists around and accommodation heavily booked. 
  • We are so lucky to be here at this time of the year - blue skies , long days and wild flowers are in full bloom ! Lake tekapo is so so pretty . We sat on the many benches / rocks and just enjoyed the ...  more »
  • This is one of the beautiful lakes surrounded by snow capped mountains in this region of the South Island. We found the best spots to view the lake are from either the Church of the Good Shepherd or t...  more »