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Church of the Good Shepherd

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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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Definitely impressive but difficult to enjoy peacefully

Really cute little chaple, which is unfortunately always crowded all around. We tried at three different times of the day but no chance of a calm picture. Oh well, still a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cute little chaple, which is unfortunately always crowded all around. We tried at three different times of the day but no chance of a calm picture. Oh well, still a beautiful church in a beautiful setting!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is the popular church located near to the lake shore. Actually, it should be peaceful place, but because this is tourist attractions, so many people come to visit. Nearby is a nice bridge across the shallow river. Nice river colour, turquoise.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small church on the banks of lake tekapo. Going inside you step back in time, its definitely a must see. The grounds are immacutely kept too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This little church is right next to Lake Tekapo and is a popular place for many visitors. The church is a beautiful building by itself and there's some lavenders grown around it. If you go there at the right time, you get to see them bloom and that would make a even better view. You should also have a walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful church located on the edge of the turquoise blue Lake Tekapo. Headed back there at night to do some photography but the crowd was bigger, even well after midnight. Stargazing in this area is amazing and awe inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A gorgeous little church with an amazing backdrop. There will be lots of tourists but you can still appreciate the surroundings and views. We had a challenge in our tour group to get a photo of the church without anyone in it, I think I managed to get one!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Expect many tourists here. But a beautiful church right on the lake. Takes a nice photo. Walking distance from town. Dont miss it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful old historical building. A must see & do. You have to take the time to visit walk around then go inside say a prayer or two. The magnificent views from inside the church looking over the lake are unforgettable. Attending a service would be a highlight to this visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were signs that said Heritage church and so we followed them till it led us to this quaint little church. For us 1935 is not really all that old, but that apart it is a one room church set in a beautiful location. Might seat about 25 people. Very, very quaint. That's about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tiny church sits next to the edge of Lake Tekapo and is very unique. Photos are not allowed in the church, but the highlight is the window at the back of the church that looks out to the lake. Be sure to come during day time hours when the church is unlocked. There is a mass on Sunday that... More 

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