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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

U need to come here if u go to lake tekapo. There are so many view photo shoot spot to take. The church is small but nice and comfy. Go behind the church, you will find great scene.

Thank Erik_Swy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here many a times but my children had not been, such a stunning place and very special, we took a load of pictures, get there early to get a park though

Thank claudia l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As our accomodation was near by we went for a walk to have a look at the statue of the dog and came across the church just near by, it as stunning. Such a beautiful location and a moving location. Will definitely walk that way...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mass is on Sunday 10:30am and one in the evening. Good photo taking spot. A lil windy during the winter.

Thank Bryaan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very spiritual place. We had to wait awhile for the church to open but it was worth it. No stain glass window. Just clear glass and a wonderful wonderful view.

Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when visiting the area. Rich in history, beautifully kept. You can go into the church during specific times.

Thank Madeleine J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Friday 27th April. You must allow time to stop off and see for yourself the magnificent view of the lake from inside the church. It's a pity it's become such a tourist attraction and takes away from the meaning of why it was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite possibly the most photographed church in NZ, or anywhere in the world, day and night. With the onset of mass tourism, I truly wish the local authority would station a venue guard or marshall to better protect the venue and regulate the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small church overlooking lake Tekapo. Awesome view though it was raining the day we went but did not stop us enjoying the view and surrounding.

Thank thiathia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place seems like a famous and most frequented place in Lake Tekapo, so its always crowded with people, hard to take a picture. We came back later around sunset, not only less people, but the scenery was gorgeous, the quiet little church against pinkish,...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 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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