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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Lake Tekapo
Type: Bodies of Water
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very impressed with Lake Tekapo. Locals were very friendly and it was the perfect town to relax, enjoy the views and have a swim in the hot pools. Ice skating was fun and the Mt John walk is a must. Its not easy but the views are spectacular. Air safaris flights are also a great experience, especially the helicopter rides.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

lovely to see; beautiful little church on the lake; loved the Earth and Sky nighttime tour of the nearby observatory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

must visit church. hot pools spa & ice skating was amazing experince. it was great fun. amazing view of mountains. very peaceful place & beautiful lake. couple of nice restaurants as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I loved Lake tekapo so much. Such a cozy little town! And definitely has the most beautiful sky in the whole world, day or night. The sunset is amazing and at night, the stars are surreal. We tried to go to the observatory, but it has to be booked in advance and we regreted that so much - even if... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Once you have visited the church, travel south about a kilometre and there is a road to some hot pools. Also there (and I have never seen it advertised) is an open air ice skating rink and a snow tubing run with a magic carpet to get you to the top. This was great fun (and I am over 50)... More

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

its a very nice place to stop and take in the sites...the view and mountains reflecting off the lake are great...I'm sorry to say...take the time and go see lake pukaki..totally worth it

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penrith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We drove from Christchurch to Queenstown, passing by Lake Tekapo. We stopped at a small cafe for lunch just so we could look at the view. I cant tell you about accommodation or anything else in the vicinity I can only tell you that I was gobsmakcked by the stunning beauty of this spot. The road trip ( about 6... More

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lake Tekapo is beautiful, but it was also quite busy with lots of tourists. I thought Lake Pukaki was a bit more special, with Mount Cook in the background, and no other people! Nevertheless, it is gorgeous, and if you can visit during a quiet time, I'm sure it would be even more lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Kids loved the tube and ice skating, hot springs were terrific! Free WiFii, nice food! We thought it was totally worth it!

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Beautiful views and picturesque surroundings. Must visit if you are in the area. Hot springs and ice skating just some of the things to do.

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