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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  • It's sort of hard to describe how beautiful this area is. This is lake located on the eastern side of the South Island Alps. For much of the year, the lake is open providing a clear visit of the Alps ...  more »
  • We stopped off at the lake for two nights on our way to Mt Cook. The lake is a brilliant blue because of the glacial deposits suspended in the water reflecting in the sunlight. The lake changes colour...  more »
  • We spent a day here on the way to Mt cook. The lake is beautiful and worth spending some time at. The views from mt john observatory are great!  more »