The Chalet motel has the best views in Lake Tekapo! When you open the curtains in the morning you see this wonderful view down the lake and if the mountains are covered in snow, it is even more special. We have stayed at the Chalet for a week at a time in June every year for the last 10 years. Zita and Walter have been wonderful hosts and units are spotlessly clean and tidy and a pleasure to stay at. Units 1, 2, the two bedroom apartment and the Henkel Hut have the best view, but the others are great in a different way. People ask what do you do for a week at Lake Tekapo? There is plenty to do and see: a flight over Mt Cook and the glaciers, day trip with Walter up the back country, coffee at the top of Mount John (walk up takes and hour if you are energetic), day trip to Mt Cook, Lake Alexandrina is so peaceful etc, etc. We are never bored and a night trip to Mt John to see the stars will amaze you. If you are going to travel in the South Island the Mackenzie Country it is a must and stay a couple of nights in Tekapo, you won't be disappointed!
Gary Whiteside, Christchurch, New Zealand.
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