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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  • Stayed here for two nights and visited Mt John Observatory one night - definitely recommended doing the night tour! Lots of restaurants to eat at and a supermarket also. Walking by lake is great and v...  more »
  • The scenery is absolutely stunning, the views are great, the water bright blue. The evening sky is fantastic, because there is no light pollution. If you want to swim in the lake, take a wetsuit howev...  more »
  • I highly recommend the hike of Mount John for a wonderful view of the Lake and its beautiful color if you do, the parking lot is just at the level of the 'spring park' and take the lane that runs along the Lake, one that rises direct low-interest I was super disappointed with the Church of good shepherd, armored tourists and frankly make a fuss...
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