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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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penrith
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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Tumbulgum, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Superb lake with amazing views and beautiful treks around. recommend to take the biking trail along the lake and have a wonderful day and night view of the lake and Tekapo town from the observatory on top of the hill.

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Hong Kong, China
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is why New Zealand is a pure land. Take a look at the colour of the lake it's sky blue and it's so clear you get to see the sands. You can sit by the lake and free your mind. Absolutely stunning.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This really is an amazing lake the colour of the water is the most beautiful blue. We walked around part of it and it really is a peaceful place to be.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went up during the day and it was fantastic. There had been recent snow and it was a bright sunny day. Fantastic views for miles around. The cafe is good however expect a long wait if crowded and ordering toasted sandwiches. Apparently they only have one machine? My mother in laws had arrived so late we thought they had... More

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lake Tekapo was the last stop on our travels and have got to say the township needs a little work. Our hotel (the Godley or as we now call it the Ungodly) was dreadful. There isn't much in the way of services and some of them are a little tired and cheap. The shops are situated along the shoreline and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is my favourite place in the world currently. There's nothing to hate about it, the crystal clear waters, the gentle sea breeze that doesn't slap you in your face, the beautiful sea gulls. My mate and I simply sat there for the entire afternoon and got a little burnt, but we loved it there. We had a couple of... More

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