The Church of the Good Shepherd

The Church of the Good Shepherd

The Church of the Good Shepherd
4.5
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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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  • EmmaBass
    Brisbane, Australia184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Insta shot!
    This church provides the perfect foreground subject for an even more stunning background. The huge lake is a turquoise blue and the snow capped mountains literally wrap around the horizon on the lake. Any time of the day is a perfect time to visit, but sunset is extra special. Whilst you can’t enter the church, the exterior is cute and quaint with well maintained surroundings. Services are held there at certain times and, when they are, everyone is asked to exit the fenced area. Highly recommend this church but mostly for the backdrop.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Stephen N
    Hong Kong, China356 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Church plus Lake Tekapo view, it's stunning
    The Church of the Good Shepherd situated beside Lake Tekapo, the church itself was already very beautiful. Plus the background of Lake Tekapo, it was really stunning and amazing. The church is actually a must visit site of South island.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 December 2023
  • Brian T
    Nambucca Heads, Australia497 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    This is a very quaint historic church in a stunning lakeside location. We were lucky to hear about a small a mini Celtic guitar concert taking place during our stay and lucky to obtain a seat as I doubt the church seats more than about 40 people. The concert was great and the ambience was wonderful. We also attended one of their regular 4.00pm non-denomination Christian church service every Sunday which was another highlight of our time at Lake Tepako.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 March 2024
  • Skywalker102014
    San Francisco, California245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still has services
    I really enjoyed stopping at the charming little church of the good shepherd when we drove up to Mt. Cook. Such a beautiful little stone building sitting picturesquely lake side. Even got to peek in the window facing the lake and mountain. So inspiring.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 March 2024
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Julie W
81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Stunning setting. We loved listening to the history of the church from the volunteers who warmly greeted us and welcomed us into The Church of the Good Shepherd. Incredible views from inside and outside the church. This is a must see attraction.
Written 7 April 2024
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK4,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Good for photos but also very busy with tourists taking photos!! You can’t go in the church so it’s literally just a quick photo on your walk around the lake.
Written 26 March 2024
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Ian T
Cairns, Australia145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful location and some great photo opportunities, even though the church is now fenced off of an evening. But can still get a good evening shot from outside of fence
Written 26 March 2024
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Steve B
Gold Coast, Australia173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The location of this beautiful , quaint little Church is amazing. Unforgettable views of Lake Tekapo make this a must stop for a coffee or lunch etc.
Written 21 March 2024
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Skywalker102014
San Francisco, CA245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I really enjoyed stopping at the charming little church of the good shepherd when we drove up to Mt. Cook. Such a beautiful little stone building sitting picturesquely lake side. Even got to peek in the window facing the lake and mountain.
So inspiring.
Written 14 March 2024
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Brian T
Nambucca Heads, Australia497 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a very quaint historic church in a stunning lakeside location. We were lucky to hear about a small a mini Celtic guitar concert taking place during our stay and lucky to obtain a seat as I doubt the church seats more than about 40 people. The concert was great and the ambience was wonderful. We also attended one of their regular 4.00pm non-denomination Christian church service every Sunday which was another highlight of our time at Lake Tepako.
Written 8 March 2024
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic8,174 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A nice stop at your walk around the lake. I wouldn't come to the place just because of the church, but it's definitely worth of few pictures, if you are already at the spot.
No entrance ticket to see the church needed.
Written 24 February 2024
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
An extremely photogenic location of this reasonable modern church. Situated by the glorious blue lake Tekapo, well worth a visit
Written 20 January 2024
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia2,216 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We read online this is one of the major stopping points at lake tekapo and we must go! Why? It’s a nice enough little building but you can’t go inside, and the view from the other side of the bridge leading up to it is better. The tourists swarmed here- all to do the same thing: get a photo, stand there for a few mins and then leave
Written 13 January 2024
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Stephen N
Hong Kong, China356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The Church of the Good Shepherd situated beside Lake Tekapo, the church itself was already very beautiful. Plus the background of Lake Tekapo, it was really stunning and amazing. The church is actually a must visit site of South island.
Written 21 December 2023
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