Lake Tekapo is located in the heart of the Mackenzie District in Canterbury and is one of Canterbury's top tourist attractions being an unforgettable piece of paradise staight out of the Middle Earth of the Lord of the Rings. View this promotional video about Tekapo. more
Lake Tekapo is sure to make you fall instantly in love with its unspoilt and awe-inspiring landscapes. Come and be enchanted by its majestical mountains, stunning turquoise water, rugged tussock landscapes and excellent trout fishing. The lake itself is a spectacular turquoise colour due to finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters from the mountains froming the looming backdrop from the shores of the lake.
Lake Tekapo also has a quaint resort town nestled on the shores of the lake offering everything you need, including a great range of Lake Tekapo accommodation. Accommodation ranges from Lake Tekapo boutique accommodation to Lake Tekapo backpackers' accommodation.
Trekking and tramping in Lake Tekapo is one of the region's most popular outdoor activities and offers a whole range of choices of guided tours to suit a variety of levels of fitnesses and adventure. Other popular activities in Lake Tekapo include jetboating, scenic flights, snow and alpine tours, fishing, hunting, horse riding, Lake Tekapo's thermal springs, Tekapo's observatory and skiing.
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Mobile-friendly - Go backcountry with a guide this winter to learn safe touring whether on alpine skis, nordic skis or split board. Alpine Recreation has two heated private huts, providing the ideal base for avalanche courses, spectacular touring and practising all the skills for safe navigation of unpatrolled and ungroomed slopes. All equipment except alpine touring boots and split board gear provided.
Mobile-friendly - The Southern Alp foothills undergo magical transformation in winter. A covering of snow creates an extensive playground for trampers on snowshoes. Hike 3 hours to our cosy mountain-hut at the snowline (1280m). From here we explore a winter wonderland of ice-covered streams, curving ridges, snowy valleys, returning each night to relax by the warmth of a pot-belly stove.
Mobile-friendly - Learn to climb at one of New Zealand’s best locations for a mountaineering course: Caroline Hut right opposite the awesome Caroline Face of Aoraki Mount Cook. Our professional guides will teach you not only technical skills, but also risk awareness to keep yourself safe in the challenging terrain. Alpine Recreation owns the hut and provides the gear and food.
Mobile-friendly - Follow in Sir Edmund Hillary's footsteps as you climb up the Ball Ridge to view the mighty Caroline Face front-on - New Zealand's highest ice face. From Caroline Hut, your private refuge for the night, you look out over the Tasman Glacier and its surrounding peaks, the highest in New Zealand. Fit hikers love this challenge!
Mobile-friendly - You'll be inspired by the magic light of the Mackenzie Country across golden tussock, snow-capped peaks and turquoise of Lake Tekapo, when you trek with the team at Alpine Recreation. Hike above the foothills of the Southern Alps and climb a 2070m peak, returning to a cosy mountain hut. Enjoy a star-studded evening sky on this ideal introduction to hiking.
Mobile-friendly - Bike It Now!'s Cycle company is based in Historic Clyde, Central Otago. Our expertise on all the Central Otago trails is well recognised. Our one stop Cycle Shop includes; retail, hire, workshop and tour planning. Our team prides itself on being cycle specialists, delivering premium customer service, and superior knowledge. Open 7 days, because - "We are all about you!"
Take your photography to the next level with expert instructors and Grand Master Photographers: Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken. They offer personalized photographic tuition sessions and photo tour / workshops in the lower South Island of New Zealand. Queenstown, Mount Cook, Fiordland, Otago, South Westland, Stewart Island.
Mobile-friendly - Formerly Earth & Sky, Dark Sky Project is proud to be NZ’s premier stargazing and observatory experience located in one of the best regions in the world for seeing the night skies. Our expert guides and astrophotographers share the science and stories of the southern skies at a range of locations including the world-renowned University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory.
Mobile-friendly - Full wedding coordination and arrangements with expertise, experience, knowledge and innovation is available to you. With Wedding Professionals, a personal coordinator is dedicated to you assisting with the planning process, whilst you can enjoy the fun and excitement of the decision making without having to worry about the endless hours and the all the work that makes it happen.
Mobile-friendly - Built to blend-in with the environment, Lakefront Lodge comfortably sleeps 76 people in dorm rooms with variety of stand-alone private accommodation outside including twin & double-units, ensuite-units and glamping in summer. Situated on the shore overlooking beautiful Lake Tekapo and the mountains beyond, perfect for groups, sports clubs, schools, families, and individual travellers and anyone looking for communal affordable accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Visit stunning Lake Tekapo and stay in one of our fully self-contained holiday homes for one night or longer. We have 50 homes to choose from, so whether it is a cosy place for 2 or a large accommodation group up to 8, we have your Tekapo accommodation solution. Explore the Mckenzie Country. View our Lake Tekapo holiday properties today.
Mobile-friendly - Lake Tekapo Holiday Park is set on the picturesque shores of beautiful Lake Tekapo, with magnificent views across the lake to surrounding mountains with stunning night sky. From cabins to family units, ensuite units, motels, powered or non-powered sites. Lake Tekapo Holiday Park is an idyllic place to stay for a night or two or make it your holiday destination.
Mobile-friendly - NZ Snow Tours offer quality, fully guided snow packages, based in Queenstown or Wanaka. We include everything you need for a stress free week on the snow. We pick you up from the airport and look after you every day, driving you direct to the best mountains NZ has to offer. Accommodation, lift passes are all included.
Enjoy stunning views of Lake Tekapo while walking or riding this track. The trail travels along an old glacial terrace through tussocks and patches of native vegetation. On a fine day you get sweeping views of Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains. It is a steep descent above Boundary Stream on the way back to Lilybank Road.
Mobile-friendly - Start your journey towards the ultimate New Zealand ski holiday. At Ski New Zealand we take pride in designing custom winter holidays across New Zealand's North and South Island ski resorts. We will do all the planning, booking and organizing, leaving you to enjoy your holiday completely stress-free! Get in touch to book your tailor-made New Zealand winter holiday today.
Mobile-friendly - Experience Tekapo Springs for relaxation and recreation in Lake Tekapo in the South Island! Relax in the hot pools or cooler pools with aqua play area. Enjoy the Jumpernaut (giant inflatable obstacle course) and amazing Aqua Drop (150-metre downhill water slide). Treat yourself to a massage or facial at the day spa then refuel at the Altitude 720 cafe/bar.
Mobile-friendly - Soak in the stars with Tekapo Star Gazing, the only guided hot pools and stargazing tour in New Zealand! Learn about the incredible dark sky reserve with high-powered telescopes and a unique fusion of astronomy and storytelling then slip into a 38°C hot pool and admire the amazing Southern skies! Free Tekapo shuttle, towels and hot drinks are included.
Views from the web cam include a panorama of the lake and village and points of interest around the Tekapo area.
Elevated views of Lake Tekapo from each direction. There is also a new cam set up at Roundhill Ski Area looking South towards the Village.
View the latest snow and weather conditions at Roundhill Ski Area via a live webcam
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Where: Plant-Based Potluck, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
Address: 1 Hamilton Drive, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
From: 6:00pm on Sunday 28th February 2021
To: 8:30pm on Sunday 26th December 2021
The Race Tekapo After Party
Join us for the Race Tekapo AFTER PARTY! With all that energy expended during the race, it is time to chill! Live Music | Canapes | Cash Bar Only 120 Tickets Available A Fundraiser for Tekapo School & Lake Tekapo ...
Where: Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 11th December 2021
To: 11:30pm on Saturday 11th December 2021
Summer Challenge Lake Tekapo
The Summer Challenge is an exciting adventure event for women. We think of it as the best friend of the Spring Challenge, the hugely popular iconic women’s adventure race established in 2007. In essence, the Summer ...
Where: Lake Tekapo Community Hall, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
Address: Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
From: 4:00pm on Friday 18th March 2022
To: 11:00am on Sunday 20th March 2022