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Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue

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Pioneer Drive | Near Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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So simple yet so special

This statue sits near the famous church on the shore of Lake Tekapo. It is there to honor the hard... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dixiepeach
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Kansas City
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Don't miss this tribute to man's oldest friend

This bronze statue is located a few metres from the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
moonlotus18
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Pioneer Drive | Near Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This statue sits near the famous church on the shore of Lake Tekapo. It is there to honor the hard working dogs who serve such a special role in the sheep herding business.

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bronze statue is located a few metres from the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd. Lots of tourists come here so try to come early. Be aware of the steps and bushes leading up to the statue. Read the tribute on the stone plaque...More

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mackenzie sheep dog statue let me think of another faithful dog statue at Shibuya Train Station in Japan. A good place to take pictures for memory.

Thank tingjin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This statue is located just beside the Church of the Good Shepherd (about 2 mins walk at most). There is a plaque showing the gratitude of the people towards the sheep dog.

Thank Wai Kit F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While you're in the neighbourhood visiting the church walk or drive a few hundred yards down the road to see this statue especially if you are familiar with the sad story behind the statue.

Thank adele k
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is another nice tourist attraction to see when visiting Lake Tekapo. It's warming to see the humble sheepdog being noted and honoured for the work they do for farmers.

Thank Eky A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The path to the statue had thorny plants around, so be careful if you are getting near for a picture. Against the mountains and lake, it is a pretty spot for pictures

Thank CookieBaby2010
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

A tribute to working dogs in NZ. This is a beautiful sculpture in a stunning location. The statue within the landscape shows the power of the environment and scale of man. Stunning.

Thank ActionAdventurer
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Close to the Church of the Good Shepherd, this statue is erected to honour all the working dogs who made sheep farming possible

Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This statue is an icon of New Zealand He represents our most famous farming industry Also ask locals about who Mckenzie and his dog were the person whom the Mckenzie district is named after is an interesting story With about 40 million sheep in New...More

Thank kiwimartinnz
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