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Address: Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lake Tekapo is beautiful. Amazing place to rest and appreciate nature. We spent the weekend there and it was great. You can go fishing, stargazing, relax at the hot pools and so much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

On a clear, still day, this lake is breathtaking. We had a perfect day when we visited and really enjoyed the views all around and the lakeside strolls. Go up to the observatory to see the 360 view from above.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

everyone must visit this place, its best place you can visit as part of your travel in south island...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Such a beautiful spot with the old church on the hill. Stunning lake and beautiful snow capped mountains in the background. Perfect place to propose to my gorgeous girlfriend. She said yes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I spent ages trying to get good pictures from the lakeside but if you go a little way down the road to the Observatory [café at the top] you get fantastic views - 360 degrees. Well worth the few extra kilometres but if you are going to Mt Cook it is on the way. Beautiful lake - incredible blues with... More 

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