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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
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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
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+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed today

The most photographed church in New Zealand. You cannot take a bad photo here. And if you are spending the night here, pray for a clear sky and come here with your camera. A special place with the milky way and millions of stars makes...More

Thank Murray A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a gem. The charming old stone church has one of the best views in NZ -through the window up the lake to the Mountains. Stunning. We attended the 4pm service which was intimate yet easily accessible to all. The church was near full (about...More

Thank Ash J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hardly anyone actually ventures inside the church- shame as it is very cute. It has a lovely picturesque setting on the lake. At sunset it was pretty busy, but the next day (from 9 in the morning) it was heaving with people. And while we...More

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiny pretty church, lovely to see in Lake Tekapo! We are not allowed to take photos inside of the church

Thank Chiaki S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there in November when the lupins were in bloom and my first two days there were warm and sunny, and I'll advise you to stay at Lake Tekapo for a few days because there is a lot to do there and it's always...More

Thank Nic W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderfully picturesque spot with a small, stone church sitting on the edge of Lake Tekapo. We visited in November and were lucky enough to be able to see the site while the lupins were blooming, which made it even more beautiful. Unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dull inside, but pretty & cute from the outside. Difficult to get a nice picture without hordes of tourists milling about in bright colored parkas, but as one of those tourists, clearly am part of the problem... The next door car park ruins wider angle...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice little chapel and is extremely popular with tourists so if you're an avid photographer and want to take an uninterrupted photo, it will really test your patience!

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute little church with a view towards the beautiful Lake Tekapo, even better when you come in spring with the purple, pink and white Lupins in bloom!

Thank GIobeCurious
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a photographer, the drawback of having such a popular location is having trouble taking a great photo of it with nobody in it. Sunrise and sunset it's still accessible, but only a few ignore the barriers. So glad this was put up to preserve...More

Thank Mel S
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Gabby Q
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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 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.
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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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