Lake Tekapo is where most people stop for the night when they do the drive from Christchurch to Queenstown (it's pretty much in the middle). Make sure you stop here. There is not much to do in Tekapo but it really is beautiful. Peppers is a pretty new resort with all the mod cons. We had a 2 bedroom apartment and it was huge. The apartment was very well laid out with the living area and kitchen upstairs separate from the bedrooms downstairs. The room was very clean and I couldn't have asked for anything more. The view across Lake Tekapo from our balcony was incredible.
Make sure you try the pizza place (Pepe's?) and walk around the shore of the lake in the early morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking out to the breathtaking Lake Tekapo between Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers architectural design reflective of the surrounding Mackenzie Basin landscape combined with exceptional facilities and services. Accommodation includes stylish studios, one, two and three bedroom luxury villas where the outdoors is portrayed indoors through a refreshing colour palette of turquoise-blue, red and beige. Each room features STD/ISD telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and complimentary grooming items. Simply unwind and breathe in the serene atmosphere of Peppers Bluewater Resort. Relax amongst the cosy sofa at Rakinui Lounge while enjoying a warming drink or light snack and for breakfast and dinner Rakinui Restaurant serves a diverse selection of international standard cuisine and favoured local delights accompanied with a breathtaking view across Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo provides excellent kayaking and rainbow and brown trout fishing, while the old village is steeped in mythology and rich High Country history. Tekapo is Maori for night sleeping place, and the lake itself boasts the clearest, darkest and most spectacular night sky in Aotearoa, ideal for a tramp up Mount John followed by a romantic twilight picnic. Thrill seekers are sure to cover more terrain by mountain biking or horse riding before revitalising body and soul in the nearby Alpine Springs Health Spa and Hot Pool. The Round Hill Ski Field and Winter Park are also a short drive from Peppers Bluewater Resort offering skiing, ice hockey, ice skating, even curling! Peppers Bluewater Resort is the perfect destination for relaxed weekend escapes or as a relished retreat after a hectic day of exploration. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peppers Bluewater Hotel Lake Tekapo
- Hotel Peppers Bluewater