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Address: Pioneer Drive | Near Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Tribute to the workers

These small items of history are the interesting parts of the whole picture. While it is a just a statue to the working dogs of a time gone by, stopping and reading about why the... read more

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Bathurst, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These small items of history are the interesting parts of the whole picture. While it is a just a statue to the working dogs of a time gone by, stopping and reading about why the statue is here makes you realise that history is never only about big events.

Thank Nmsj1957
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a short distance from the Church of the Good Shepherd - statue of dog on a stone. If you are tall enough or have a selfie stick you can get nice photos of the dog overlooking the lake, otherwise it'll just be the dog against the blue sky. Just a good photo stop and Pokestop but don't bother travelling... More 

Thank neminskii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it's not a huge deal - just a nicely done statue of a sheep dog standing on a rock that overlooks the lake. But how nice that they made a tribute to the sheep dogs! If you're stopped for the church anyway, go back a couple hundred steps and view this. On a nice day, it will make a... More 

Thank Mary V
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit the church of the Good Shepherd, a few yards further will find a statue recognising the role of sheep Dotson taking McKenzie country. Nice statue. Nice thought.

Thank John H
Naples, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful statue commemmorating the contribution of working Collie dogs to the settlement of this area of New Zealand. Situated on the shore of Lake Tekapo with the mountains as a backdrop. Worth seeing along with the nearby Church of the Good Shepherd.

Thank Rodger T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can manage to visit at a time when few tourists then this is great visually. For those who don't know story there is enough to appreciate.

Thank Allan S
Peterborough, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These dog are very interesting because of their size, their mussels give them the strength needed. They are a special breed for mustering and gathering the sheep in the N.Zed mountains.

Thank 4x4wheelers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely piece dedicated to the working dog. Just along from the church of the good shepherd. Large car park available or walk from town.

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an awesome statue with an amazing back ground view, Great place to take pics and just enjoy the piece and quiet!!

Thank Donna W
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very touching monument to those who worked in the toughest of environments. A good complement to the church

Thank friedlock

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