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Church of the Good Shepherd

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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
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+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of charm and character, lovely little church with lots of history, worth a quick visit (10 minutes) if your stopping in Tekapo

Thank Nicola H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the church area just as a wedding ceremony was ending. The area around the church was closed for the ceremony, but opened again after. However, as another wedding was going to take place, we had 30 minutes to look around before it...More

Thank Marian L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A favorite stop for tourists in the long trek from Queenstown to Christchurch; it is a good photo op look on a fine day - if you are find a spot without other eager tourist jockeying for the best position before their tour buses took...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely quaint and beautiful views of the lake. Very friendly staff who was chatty and made us welcome.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a campsite overlooking Lake Tekapo, saw the Mackenzie Sheepdog statue and also did the Cowans Observatory tour and saw the brillaint night sky and I feel that without these experiences this church would not stand alone as a tourist attraction, although I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A postcard icon but alas the tourist reality is that it is overrun by people with little or no respect for its status as an active church, & treat it like a Disney castle. When the rustic cross presently out front is draped by tourists...More

Thank planetogra
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Church of the Good Shepard is an absolute gem! The spiritual energy one can feel is amazing The nice lady that was there was super nice to us and have us and the kids a book to read. Definitely spend more than a “Kodak”...More

Thank Enrique V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Addendum to the Lake Tekapo review, this Church is small and have a long history with excellent view both day and night

Thank keett712
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely walk across the new bridge across lake tekapo to the shores edge to look around this beautiful old church.

Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to come and visit this iconic site but they have ruined it now with stock fencing and massive timber fences and gates around the front. Totally destroys the atmosphere of the place and given there is no stock anywhere I can’t see the logic...More

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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.
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Rachel SI N
4 April 2018|
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Response from Talia W | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in February, there was a small parking lot just outside the church and there was space available for visitors
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Yennie_miuyin1
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.
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