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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  • Gorgeous lake and a place for a quite couple of days, just to relax! The lake is beautiful! Nice walks. Very quite area, just to relax!  more »
  • We met our daughter and her SO for a long week end and ad a great time. There are many great walks and lots o sights to see. A visit to the observatory and a hike to town is a great way to spend an af...  more »
  • Beautiful beyond words. Breath taking. We stopped at the view and then at the church. As we could not get lodging near by we did not get to take full advantage of the area. Make sure to book lodging i...  more »
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