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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, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The turqoise coloured lake framed with icy mountains and wild lupins makes a photographer dream. Come in a clear day and you'll get a perfect setting for beautiful pictures.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I thought this was an absolutely delightful little town. The area is so pretty with its aqua lake, snow-capped mountains in the distance and lupins growing wild around the Church of the Good Shepherd. Everywhere you look it's so lovely. The little town is lively but still quiet and has plenty to see and sample in the way of food.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Like all the lakes in New Zealand you run out of superlatives to describe it. Wherever you stop the views are beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Pristine blue water, calm environs, chirping of birds, nice photographic moments is what you can expect at this place. It's away from maddening crowd, you can enjoy loneliness.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Just stunning! The colour of the lake, lots of walks, the amazing lupin flowers, the cute church, lots of restaurants AND the incredible night sky!!!!! I can only recommend it!! Book your place to stay before you go there, as it is a small town and seems to get quite busy. Love the view of Mt John!!! Hire a bike... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Lake view is amazing. Was passing through but would have planned to stay in the town if had known about it. Petrol station closes at 8pm which was inconvenient as was running out of fuel and had to drive back to Wanaka. The next petrol station was at Twizel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

As with most things in New Zealand ... you simply stand there staring at it's beauty. There are lupins and other wildflowers dotted around the edge of the lake. This is a stunning place to spend some time. The colour of the water is turquoise and it's almost ethereal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

otherworldly blue lake, makes for unbeleivable pics. definitely worth visiting, wish i could have been there at sunrise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

the beautiful clear colour water lake with flowers and church of good shepherd all combined together became a wonderful place to visit.such a beautiful place on earth.i have to say new zealand you are so beautiful.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The lake is so colourful at all times...the little chapel of the local church points to the mountains..simply breathtaking...it's the perfect place for a quiet and relaxed stay

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