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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...more
Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived at Lake Tekapo and the church just as it started to (unseasonally) snow. So beautiful. Lovely photo opportunities, despite the weather.

Thank gallifreyfalls
Reviewed 2 days ago

This church deserves its landmark status, as it really does make a beautiful figure in the vista over Lake Tekapo. Unfortunately, it's difficult to photograph well as the place is positively crawling with tourists, making it impossible to get a naturalistic shot. The church inside...More

Thank Suse89
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's the setting that works so well. It's the number of visitors all over the place (me included) that spoil the tranquility and sense of wonder. But pick a quiet time, look at the backdrop, the mountains and the Lake and don't look behind you...More

Thank matthewl20
Reviewed 6 days ago

Small church but amazing location. Right in front of the beautiful lake. When you entering in to the church your will fell warm and cozy.

Thank Sathok V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky I came here many years ago and appreciated. Today there was construction going on ( and will be) and a private function, but the real problem with the total beauty of the site, is that it is ruined by the location and proximity of...More

Thank Inthought
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful church with a wonderful view. It was a pity that we could not get in when we were there. It would have been great to see the inside.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to see! It is set up so nicely but we went on a really windy day so try get there on a sunny day and look out at the stunning blue lake.

Thank karleenicole
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of little pretty churches around the country, but not too many have helpful chatty guides who will spend a bit of time with you and advise you what and how the church came to be here, and all what is happening around...More

Thank Sid H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from the main street sits this iconic church. Thousands of people has come here to take pictures of it and of course the dog statue too. Entrance is free, but no photo taking allowed inside the church. They have Sunday mass here too....More

Thank Fairuz_Z79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is really amazing could sit there for hours. The church is beautiful inside. Something not to be missed.

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Gabby Q
17 April 2018|
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Response from Happytraveller604 | Reviewed this property |
A donation is asked for - but no set amount.
Rachel SI N
4 April 2018|
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Response from Sunny W | Reviewed this property |
When we traveled in January, there was a car park just outside the church. Hope it’s still available there.
18 November 2017|
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Response from O8936FHmarys | Reviewed this property |
Apparently they are blooming. My friends were there last weekend and took some beautiful photos.