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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This lake is outstanding, really beautiful. The colour of it is like nothing else, prepare for a treat

Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed 3 days ago

No matter how often you drive past Lake Tekapo, you just have to stop and admire the view. It's classic New Zealand. Blue lake with mountains. There is plenty of free parking on the lake near the church. And don't miss the drive up Mt...More

Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It doesn’t matter where you stand around the shores of Lake Tekapo - there are just so many things to take a photo of - it is simply amazing and stunningly beautiful. The clouds shift and the sun changes and you have new options, new...More

Thank holidaywarrior_26
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is such a peaceful spot. Ideal if you want to relax but has activity for those who wish it - beautiful walks, sailing etc.

Thank JanS1750
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate that during our visit the sun was repeatedly in out of the clouds which kept changing the colours of the lake and surrounding mountains. As we are staying close by a visit at dusk....and dawn if we can make it....to appreciate the...More

Thank peterwV975TL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vaste views with snow capped mountains and lake which sometimes looks blue ... All activity based on a ribbon development of accommodation (backpackers to grander), supermarket, café, bar/restaurants/ adventures eg jet ski, helicopter rides etc!

Thank Salmas52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So beautiful it's a pretty small town which is part of the attraction. Lake was warm enough on a hot day to swim in. Would recommend Cowans Hill track for awesome views (about an hour)

Thank 88_Gem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beware nothing is cheap here. Seems to Queenstown prices on a smaller town scale sadly. Would suggest doing some of the walks around Mt John or the area as opposed to the springs sadly.

Thank Nat L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful colored lake. Great camp sire. Relaxing. Hired a hardtail MTB size L in arvo. Was the only one available @ bikehirenz.com / Tailer Madw Backpackers. During the ride I found our it was worn out gear. Crank creeking. Gear, pinion and chain worn out....More

1  Thank Luuk d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was so such a fabulous and educating 1.00 am tour to the observatory to see the night sky. We saw mars and Jupiter and so many more

Thank Rosie D
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Nearby Restaurants
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.23 miles away
Nearby Attractions
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November 17, 2017|
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Response from Robin T | Reviewed this property |
See Cathy's answer above. Thje lupins weren't out when we went but a friend who travelled recently said they are now out and look amazing and should continue on for a while yet
October 5, 2017|
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Response from training1029 | Reviewed this property |
I've not been there, but their website says: First Come, First Served First Come, First Served Sites are allocated in a first come, first served basis. Get in early for the best spot. When will you be visiting? At this time... More
Gabby Z
August 28, 2017|
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Response from Rachel F | Reviewed this property |
its a small place but very pretty. probably a day would suffice but it depends what you like to do.