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Just a very short walk from town or Church of the Good Shepherd. Interesting to see the history and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Dog Monument

This statue is to show the love that is had in this area to the shepherd dogs, especially the... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Francisco R
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Pioneer Drive | Near Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just a very short walk from town or Church of the Good Shepherd. Interesting to see the history and as it's elevated on a rocky outcrop and away from main tourist stop, it's also a good spot for some photos of the lake.

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK - so it is just a statue near the little church with a nice sentiment attached. You may ask why...why not.

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mackenzie Sheep Dig Statue is great. Dedicated to all those Collie sheep dogs who work tirelessly for their owners to herd thousands of sheep. Great statue, well deserved and worth a visit.

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This monument is right near the church as mentioned and overlooks beautiful Lake Tekapo. It is definitely worth the look.

Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting monument to see at Lake Tekapo is the Sheep Dog Monument near the historic Church of the Good Shepard on Pioneer Drive. You can find the monument around 50 metres past the church and large parking lot. Here you find a bronze figure...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This lovely statue of a dog is located just 100m from the Church of the good shepherd. There is a piece of history written on the rock. Do read!

Thank AbdulRahman123456789
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This statue is to show the love that is had in this area to the shepherd dogs, especially the collie, which is the use the Scottish shepherds in the XIX century. These dogs were driving the huge flocks of sheep that were in the area....More

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Only one minute out of your way to visit a statue that is framed by the scenery around it. Put up to remind us that animals help/helped Kiwis to be at one with the land.

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Often overlooked next to the church of the good Shepard but the bronze statue of MacKenzie’s dog speaks to a time when the area was being settled and the land was broken-in. NZ’s equivalent of the wild Wild West.

Thank Ash J
Reviewed 18 July 2018

A great piece for tourists to visit and get a photo with , stunning blue waters makes for a perfect photo of the hard working sheep dog .

Thank AylaN_iToursntix
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