Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo

Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Make your Lake Tekapo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • What a picturesque lake. Mountains reflecting in the waters of this beautiful lake. Sad that there is so much development going on but I guess everyone wants a piece of this perfect spot  more »
  • Beautiful scenery and just a lovely place to visit. Plenty to do and see. The pools are great and some lovely walks.  more »
  • The last time I saw this lake was 28 years ago (bit ashamed of this fact, as I'm a born & bred Kiwi!). It turned out to be my favourite spot then and nothing has changed! Such a lovely spot and the....  more »

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