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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

Simply stunning, amazing views. A must for anyone driving through or stopping by; it never disappoint in any type of weather or season. Particularly charming when lupins are in bloom.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Church of Good Shepherd is a gorgeous church and is a main attraction at Tekapo. Its beautiful inside out. Thus attracts a lot of tourists and gets so crowded that its difficult to grab a pose or take a picture of the church without other...More

Thank Neha B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over nighted in Lake Tekapo. Went and viewed the little Church perched on the edge of the lake. This was a stunning sight and of course very popular with the tourists and wedding parties. Well worth the visit, if you are prepared to have numerous...More

Thank S3haron
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to see if you visiting south island. Lake Tekapo is amazing, and if there are no clouds its just breathtaking. Meny tourists are going to this places by bus. So its a bussy place sometimes.

Thank Duryi5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our South Island road trip had to have a night stop in Tekapo. The long spring day enabled a late afternoon visit to the fabled & charming little church on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Another must visit place in Aotearoa....

Thank Waynzee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love to be there very much, beautiful view of the tekapo lake. at night, you can enjoy the star galaxy and if you are lucky i could see the aurora lights!

Thank thepum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the main tourist trail but felt we should join the throng. Some people seem to forget this is a church, and a working one at that! Tiny but perfectly formed with the most stunning view - I would find it hard to concentrate on...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most clear view sky in the darkness is “Church of the Good Shepherd” you can see the incredible shining up stars. If you got an opportunity please don’t forget to visit this place and I do garantee that you will unforgetten.

Thank chayanonc582
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Too many tourists in a lovely church in a nice setting. Tour buses just descend on it. The tranquillity you want from sitting in a church is gone.

Thank BobCv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This catholic chapel is located right next to Lake Tekapo. Apart from the stunning location, it’s a very peaceful place. It is not allowed to take pictures inside but you can just seat and have a time for yourself watching at the view. For Catholics,...More

Thank mdbt
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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.
28 March 2017|
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Response from annewillsau | Reviewed this property |
I travelled in the South Island in September. You have to be prepared for cold weather, there were some snow falls which added to the beauty of the island. It rains a lot on the west coast of the South Island. The weather... More
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.