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Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I spent the night in Lake Tekapo travelling between Christchurch and Mt Cook and really enjoyed it. Hiked up Mt John, visited the Church of the Good Shepard and did the star gazing at the hot springs. Lovely stay and worth the visit.

Thank LeighK82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great photo opportunity with snow covered mountains as a back drop. Lake is a unique colour and ideal for photo opportunity. Not a lot to do in area in the way of touristy things

Thank Kerri H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful crystal blue lake. Would probably have enjoyed it more in summer. I went in April and I have never experienced wind like it. It was cold and made my face numb. The views were still spectacular, just a shame I couldn't enjoy it for...More

Thank Emalea S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My tip is to drive further down next to the dumpstation area for campervans. Less crowded but equally scenic.

Thank AbdulRahman123456789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought Lake Tekapo was stunning from the ground and then we went up to the Mt John Observatory lookout and were wowed even more. A very small town but a great base for travel around the region.

Thank Lovestoholiday24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The plan was to see the stars but the clouds stopped that. We did the hike instead and talk about a challenge. Totally worth it though. Beautiful lake.

Thank worldtraveler0520
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many people who say that from Lake Tekapo you can have one of the best best images of the South Island of New Zealand. The reflection of the snow-capped mountains in the lake is an image that you do not want to miss,...More

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous place to visit for the day and have a picnic but not great to stay! The pub is awful the Chinese restaurant awful and so many nicer places to stay! Peppers resort was ok but really nothing special! Lake Tekapo stunning g!

Thank Penny D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wherever you look in this area you see stunning scenery. The views are breathtaking and it is hard to decide when to stop taking photo's and just soak it all in. You will not be disappointed, no matter what time of year it is, but...More

Thank Murray A
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to go back one day. Sunsets are a great time for photos. Visit the church, the border collie statue and of course drive up to Mt John for the breathtaking views. We stayed...More

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Krizle Diane Y
7 July 2018|
Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
It is winter time in NZ so it will be cold, wet and windy. The bonus is you will see the mountains covered in snow. It's hard to say what weather you get on the day. I was there late April and it was dry and sunny on the day... More
Yi Yun T
30 June 2018|
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Response from Lesley H | Reviewed this property |
Beautiful stunning any time of year would never disappoint