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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  • Here, the emerald water color was very beautiful, such as Lake Tekapo. Of course, it's a good idea to look at the lake at the Church of the Good Shepherd or the statue of a shepherd dog, but if you're a king, it's a good idea to take a light plane to the sky or at least climb mount John Observatory.
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  • I can’t imagine how beautiful it is in summer. We came in June it’s already winter and we’re amazed by its beauty even though it’s a bit raining when we were there. One of my favorite place in NZ for ...  more »
  • I have visited it twice, but the first time was a passing point of the bus tour, so I felt sorry because I didn't have much time. For the second time, we stayed for two nights and were able to relax, so we could enjoy the beautiful views of the sunset, the starry sky and the lake. If possible, we recommend that you stay in Tekapo.
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