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

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Cool Story but just a Statue

I really liked the story behind the statue. Wasn't as busy as the church so enjoyed it a bit more than that. But still just an average statue of a dog.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked the story behind the statue. Wasn't as busy as the church so enjoyed it a bit more than that. But still just an average statue of a dog.

Thank Renae007
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice statue, took some beautiful pictures, but of course this is by Lake Tekapo so you have to enjoy that too. Awful hordes of Chinese tourists around. You wouldn't be missing that much if you missed this.

Thank Cheryl N
Moranbah, Australia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop and take a photo with the 🐶 dog. Take a walk to lake to take more photos. Plenty of wide open spaces capture special moments.

Thank 625jaydenp
Sevierville, Tennessee
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524 reviews
297 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife loved this statue, me, I don't get it. But to each his own. And yes I am a huge dog Lover but I still don't get it. It is a Pretty statue in a beautiful location and I understand the connection with the "Church of The Good Shepard" and "Sheep Dogs". Worth seeing and taking a picture if... More 

Thank Gary M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely statue in memory of all the sheepdogs who enabled the early sheep farmers to manage their flocks.

Thank CaravannersDandK
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99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is located next to the Church of the Good Shepherd and therefore also is a popular spot for photos. And why not? Situated right on the lakefront with views across the mountains it's a popular spot, at all times of the day.

Thank DownSouthWattos
Bathurst, Australia
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277 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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163 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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 

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McKinleyville, California
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347 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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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57 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

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

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