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Address: Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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A beautiful bit of the world

This is a magic area in McKenzie Country, with great views, a most wonderful observatory, and of course the lovely Church of the Good Shepherd that appears from some angles to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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305 reviews 305 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This is a magic area in McKenzie Country, with great views, a most wonderful observatory, and of course the lovely Church of the Good Shepherd that appears from some angles to be out in the middle of the lake.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Like the majority of the South Island Lakes this one is beautiful. Definitely worth having a picnic lunch by...if its not to cold....bbrrr

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Azure blue lake, quiet and tranquil. Beautiful beyond words! Do also check out the Cathedral by the Lake when you're there.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The best place i have ever seen so far in my life. We went to Lake Tekapo during summers in NZ, the weather was just amazing and we went more further towards Lilly bank river, we crossed the river and camped in the valley among waterfalls. The feeling was just amazing. My friends are into hunting so they went for... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

it must be the most beautiful lake in the world, what a lovely place to be; go up to the observatory,drink a big cup of coffee and enjoy the view.. best moment.

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South Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Take a drive up the right hand side of the lake. On a clear day the water colour is stunning. The photo opportunities are endless.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

just beautiful - from the beautiful unnatural blue of the Lake, to the views of the mountains this place is pretty special - just don't tell too many people!!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Absolutely stunning scenery! Just a beautiful place to visit. The lake is teal and crystal clear. The mountains rise up behind it to create a majestic scene. Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Try and go for sunset rather than sunrise - amazing colours all around and so peaceful. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Mesmerizes you. You would want to sit there for hours enjoying the beauty of nature and the shimmering crystal blue waters of the lake with Mt.Cook in the background. Best part is no commercial activity is allowed around the lake which helps in keeping it pristine. Beautiful view of the lake with the snow capped mountains in the background. The... More 

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