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Lake Tekapo

Address: Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Lake Tekapo
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Truly gorgeous, tourgoise water. Village is quaint and prices are reasonable. We enjoyed our overnight stay.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lake Tekapo is picturesque and photogenic. Rather cold for swimming as it is fed by the glacier that accounts for it's colour. The Township has all facilities necessary for a short stay. Filling station, well stocked supermarket and many good standard restaurants. There is a good beach, campsite and thermal spas for relaxing after a sporty day or just R&R.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It has changed a wee bit but that is a good thing for the locals. More people but still able to find a bit of peace and quiet.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a place we always like to come back to when passing through. The staff gives you a very friendly welcome feeling, the coffee and berry smoothies are delicious and the different meals never disappointing. A relaxing atmosphere in any weather! Come and check it out yourself!!

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Altus, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stopped in here for a few hours on our way up to Christchurch and we were not disappointed by the views. The clouds that day were fairly low and were doing this thing where they rolled over the top of the mountains surrounding the lake. We didn't quite have the time to make it over to the historic Good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lake tekapo is quite amazing in its size but more of its origin. best of it is of course the play of lights and diversity of colors, explore them during different day-times!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Still relishing the joy of seeing the night sky on top of mount John observatory and the beautiful turquoise waters of the lake. It is secluded and quiet, perfect for nature lovers and night sky photography. I shall return.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Lake tekapo is a stunning beauty especially the turquoise blue lake which has been filled with melted glacier water.There is a nearby church called The Good Shepherd Church which is another top attraction for this place.Close to the church is the bronze statue of the sheep dog which attracts the visitors.Its a small town about 3 hours drive from... More 

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Tauranga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Looking like a amazingly awesome lake the blue color looks amazing and inspirational and it looks amazing to swim in so visit some time

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

not alot to say but well worth a visit - the view sells itself , it is stunning! The town is lovely and quaint and not too overunn with people!

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