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Lake Tekapo and lupins. Image courtesy mackenzienz.com


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A Beautiful Part of New Zealand

 Lake Tekapo is a beautiful village located on State Highway 8, roughly mid-way between Christchurch (3.25 hours drive) and Queenstown (3.5 hours drive), on New Zealand's stunning South Island. It's also around 1 hours drive from the "must see" Mt Cook.

Lake Tekapo is one of our favorite spots and is a great place to stay.

Takapo Church of Good Shepherd Image courtesy Fraser Gunn and mackenzienz.com

If you are traveling between Queenstown and Christchurch its a good overnight break, but there is so much to do in the area, many visitors choose to stay longer (scroll down to see a few suggestions for things to do).

Perhaps best known for it's stunning turquoise waters, views of the snow capped Southern Alps, and the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd (one of New Zealand's most photographed attractions), Lake Tekapo is one of those places that will have you taking picture after picture.

The Southern Alps rise over the lake, and if you are there in November/December, when the lupins are in flower, the photo opportunities will leave you breathless.

Lake Tekapo Accommodation - So Many Options

When we first visited Lake Tekapo many years ago, accommodation choices were very limited. But these days, there is everything from camping grounds and backpacker accommodation, to 5 star resorts.

Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Because the views are so amazing we always try to get a room overlooking the lake. Although it may cost a little more, we think it's well worth it. Picture yourself relaxing with a wine or beer, taking in those beautiful views!

Peppers Bluewater Resort has everything expected of a Peppers resort, with a good range of room types including standard hotel rooms and villas, great views of the lake (very important here) and a range of facilities such as an onsite restaurant.

The YHA Lake Tekapo offers good value accommodation and amazing lake views, and is a short walk to the village shops and eateries. And there are also several other backpacker lodges in Lake Tekapo.

The view from Tekapo YHA

We have stayed at the Lake Tekapo Village Motel twice and found the accommodation clean and comfortable, with great lake views. It's also centrally located.

Lake Tekapo also has a good range of B&Bs.

The Lake Tekapo Motels and Holiday Park has a wide range of accommodation including campervan and tent sites, cabins, motel rooms, and a backpacker lodge.

Two very special places to sleep!

If you want to treat yourself to something special, here are two unique places to stay:

Skyscape

Imagine laying in bed, gazing up through the glass roof at the magic night sky. A few kilometres from Twizel, and around 45 minutes drive from Tekapo, Skyscape offers star gazers a unique viewing experience.

Have a look at the video below:

The Lindis

This luxury lodge in the Ahuriri Valley (around one and three quarter hours drive south west of Tekapo village) provides stunning views and a wonderful accommodation experience for those lucky enough to stay here.

For a glimpse of The Lindis have a look at the video below.

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Things To Do In Lake Tekapo

 Here are a few suggestions:

* Lake Tekapo is one of New Zealand's premier star gazing spots.

The Mackenzie basin is recognised by the International Dark-Sky Association as a gold-rated International Dark Sky Reserve.

There's a range of star gazing tours available:

The brilliant night sky at Tekapo. Image courtesy Miles Holden


* Fish for trout and salmon in the cool waters of the region.

* Take a scenic flight for amazing views of the lake and Southern Alps, including Mt Cook and nearby glaciers.

* Relax after a long day in the invigorating hot pools at Tekapo Springs and Spa. Or try their in line skating rink in the warmer months, or their ice rink during the cooler months.

* Entertain the kids at the local mini golf course, or have a game of golf at Tekapo's MacKenzie Golf Club, New Zealand's highest 9 hole course.

* Kayak on the calm waters of the lake, or on the thrilling man made white water course.

* Take a guided hike or horse trek in the stunning local countryside.

* Visit the Mt Cook Salmon Farm, a twenty minute drive from Lake Tekapo village, for some of the best farmed salmon available.

* Ski at the nearby Round Hill and Mount Dobson ski fields.


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