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Address: Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
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+64 3-685 8389
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The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo...

The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains.

The Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country.

"Somehow the setting and the church combine to speak of God to those who enter and pause in the midst of their busy lives." - Peter Hurricks

NO PHOTOS INSIDE

Please do not use cameras, cellphones or tablets inside the church so that others may enjoy as is a place of prayer and reflection.

PLEASE REMOVE YOUR WASTE

There are no toilet or rubbish collection facilities in the area around the church so we kindly ask that visitors remove their waste and respect the natural environment around the church.

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Peaceful, beautiful.

Had a great time sitting in the church and just enjoying the music, the atmosphere and the view. A must to visit.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time sitting in the church and just enjoying the music, the atmosphere and the view. A must to visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there to visit the Church, but was surprised to see the whole field of Lavender around the church! together with the beautiful views, i ended up taking more photos with the lavenders than the church itself~

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is quite popular destination near Lake Tekapo. needles to say that this icon is beautiful from the distance.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You get nice photos from the back of the church, walk to the statue of the shepherd with the dog. Leave a donation.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fancy going to church that has a glass window directly facing the lake? Kind of cool. If you don't want to look at the priest talking, just enjoy the views. ;)

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Macau, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The back of the church is very beautiful under the blue sky. And at night, you can see a Milky Way of stars and a Galaxy from the above

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at a rainy night at Lake Tekapo. After a nice dinner at town center, we decided to check out this infamous church right by the lake. It was only a two minute drive from the town center. When we arrived at the parking lot, we saw a few cars and about a dozen people hanging around the church.... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually visited in February 2016, but this page doesn't accept that! Yes, it was very touristy, but the tourists were hustled out as a service was about to begin. We stayed on for the service, in the company of many other nationalities. When I saw that the priest was about to play the hymns from his tablet, I offered... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If in Tekapo, visiting this church can't be missed ! The church has a sense of being unique and beautiful, amazing views follow behind it. The view from inside the church of the lake is also as spectacular ! We visited here twice, it's better to go just after sunrise as there are lesser tourist (it can get crowded in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little church. It is a must see if you are in Tekapo. There were a LOT of tourists and it was hard to have a good look. Very popular and it doesn't take up to much time.

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