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“Pleasant hike”
Review of Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
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Mount Cook to Christchurch Tour
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Lake Tekapo
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Nice choice of well marked trails. Food and washrooms available at the trail head. Good views. Can be a little windy on top so dress appropriately.

Thank Calgaryhikers
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

A beautiful place in the centre of New Zealands south island. Worth to stay a few nights. Must do's: visit Mount John for the great views and the cafe, they have good cake ;-). Go see the church of the good shepherd, try and be there at sunset for the most stunning pictures and to avoid the crowds

Thank Jeroen V
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Lake Tekapo was a bit of a diversion to our planned route but my aunty told us that it was the most beautiful place she has ever seen. Keen to test this out we dropped by for the day. She was right; it is beyond breathtaking. It's hard to believe that the baby blue is the natural colour of the lake, it is just so bright. We found out about a walk that went up a mountain to look over the lake and even though it was raining we decided to risk it. Word of advice DON'T. The rain turned into a storm and by the time we got to the top (soaked and hungry) we couldn't actually see anything because of the rain cloud. I'd only venture this again on a clear day.
Unless you're doing an activity you can do Tekapo in a day. Make sure you visit the Church of the Good Shepherd too; it truly adds to the stunning scenery.

Thank Rachael H
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We've never seen colors like this. And the stars were outstanding at night. Clearest night sky I have ever seen, the stars came completely down to the horizon. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Lake Tekapo is a great location with stunning views and well worth a visit. Unless you have an activity planned we would say one night is sufficient. Plent of water sports and walks avaialble.

Thank Bev C
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