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Church of the Good Shepherd

Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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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. "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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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful old historic church a photographers delight most senic place well worth a visit snow capped mountains perfect

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I visit Tekapo I have to come and take more photos of this beautiful church. Something about it draws me back and it never ceases to disappoint - a must stop and walk around and of course very photogenic

Thank Herbies1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at this lovely spot about the same time as three large tour busses. The church sits before a stunning lake amidst a blanket of wildflowers. Truly delightful, but it would have been even more enjoyable without the hordes of people jockeying for spots...More

Thank Winsomebella2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 best timings to catch the church with a spectacular background - Morning Sun where it hangs just halfway up the sky from the lake itself, and you could take a photo of the lake with the sun shining majestically upon the lake...More

Thank christmasweien
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A functioning church that sees lots of tourists taking photos in front of it. Quaint and if u do spend a min sitting quietly inside the church, it's actually really peaceful and serene despite the hustle bustle outside.

Thank Wundertravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little tourist attraction in right by beautiful Lake Tekapo. A very old church in it's original shape and form which still conducts worship services. Go have a look if you're visiting the Lake.

Thank Eky A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning view, great place for photos. Short walk to dog statue and you can walk from town over walk bridge. Walk down to lake front for more photos.

Thank KylieBruce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a church goer , but I will never forget first visiting this little church with the most stunning back drop of Lake Tekapo. Built from local stone and with its dedicated statue of a working dog (used for sheep herding) -this would...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little church has been on my bucket list for a few years...mainly because it is located at the very spot I wish to visit - Lake Tekapo. It is an opeating church and they do have services on Sundays. The church has limited opening...More

Thank CookieBaby2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice little church, beautiful scenery, great photo opportunity with breath taking backgrounds of a lovely blue lake and snow capped mountains. great place to stop and have a rest and take photos

Thank Raymond H
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28 March 2017|
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Response from old_romantics_2000 | Reviewed this property |
have been twice both times in early Feb just after the kids have gone back to school. The sites aren't as full and the weather is still very warm and sunny.
Jorlyn L
16 March 2017|
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Response from Alister1960 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. It is a working church and so there should be a website or the New Zealand tourist board should be able to assist.
7 December 2016|
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Response from Brenda S | Reviewed this property |
On the 24th Dec 11pm on the 25th 11am