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Tekapo

Lake Tekapo, or Tekapo, is a small town situated in the Mackenzie Basin region of New Zealand’s South Island. Just over three hours’ driving either east or west on SH8 leads to Christchurch (227km) and Queenstown (256km).

The town is a popular tourist destination, an almost obligatory comfort break for travellers en route. Its attractions include the Church of the Good Shepherd (built in 1935 as a memorial to the pioneers of the region), the bronze sheepdog (built in tribute to working dogs), Mt John University Observatory and of course the lake itself. more

During the summer months, Lake Tekapo experiences mild, sunny weather, whilst its winter can be extremely cold. In all seasons, sunlight helps to create the Lake Tekapo's amazing turquoise blue colour (particles of 'rock flour' ground by the glaciers in the lake's headwaters).

In 2012, the Observatory was declared the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve meaning "it is one of the best stargazing sites on Earth". Go by day and enjoy the views, go by night and enjoy the skies.

Other attractions include Tekapo Springs (spa and winter sports), horse treks, golf, fishing, hunting, lake cruises and scenic flights. Accommodation includes camping grounds, backpackers, holiday homes, motel and hotel accommodation.

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  • AIR SAFARIS AND SERVICES - Lake Tekapo & Franz Josef

    AIR SAFARIS AND SERVICES - Lake Tekapo & Franz Josef

    Mobile-friendly - Spectacular and unforgettable Grand Traverse scenic flights of the Mount Cook and Westland World Heritage Parks. Explore the alpine wonderland of New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers on this incredible flightseeing experience. Depart hourly from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park and Franz Josef on modern, well equipped aircraft. All window seats.

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    0800 723 274 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    PO Box 71, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • AIR SAFARIS HELICOPTERS - Lake Tekapo

    AIR SAFARIS HELICOPTERS - Lake Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - Air Safaris offers a range of helicopter flights from Lake Tekapo. All with a snow or alpine landing. Choose from the 30 minute Explorer, the 45 minute Grandeur or the 60 minute Magic. See New Zealand’s tallest mountains and longest glaciers up close.

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    PO Box 71, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • ALPINE RECREATION LAKE TEKAPO SNOWSHOEING - Lake Tekapo

    ALPINE RECREATION LAKE TEKAPO SNOWSHOEING - Lake Tekapo

    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.

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    c/- Edelweiss Lodge, 8 Erebus Place, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • ALPINE RECREATION MT COOK TREK - Mt Cook

    ALPINE RECREATION MT COOK TREK - Mt Cook

    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!

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    c/- Edelweiss Lodge, 8 Erebus Place, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • ALPINE RECREATION TEKAPO TREK - Lake Tekapo

    ALPINE RECREATION TEKAPO TREK - Lake Tekapo

    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.

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    c/- Edelweiss Lodge, 8 Erebus Place, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • CHAUFFEUR TOURS & TRANSPORT - South Island

    CHAUFFEUR TOURS & TRANSPORT - South Island

    Mobile-friendly - Chauffeurnz.com specialises in transport for the South Island of New Zealand. We are committed to providing ultimate comfort private chauffeur services to meet each client's unique requirements while on holiday or corporate transfers. If you would like to be privately chauffeured in the luxury of Lexus sedans and Mercedes Benz mini vans we are the transport business for you.

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  • EARTH AND SKY OBSERVATORY - Lake Tekapo

    EARTH AND SKY OBSERVATORY - Lake Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - Mt JOHN OBSERVATORY TWILIGHT or NIGHT TOUR: Home to the world's largest dark sky reserve. Astronomy Guides using powerful lasers, navigate you across the Southern Sky, while telescopes unlock familiar planets through to rich star clusters. OBSERVATORY DAY TOURS: Enjoy spectacular scenery from the summit of Mt John. Imagine viewing day-time stars, then visiting NZ's largest telescope!

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    PO Box 112, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • GEM ALPACA FARM TOURS - Fairlie

    GEM ALPACA FARM TOURS - Fairlie

    Spend a relaxing hour with us and over 70 alpaca on our farm. We are experienced alpaca breeders of 13 years. You will be able to feed, touch and get great photos with our Alpaca & Llama. Find out all sorts of wonderful facts on these lovely animals. We also have pet sheep to touch and feed.

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    18 Nixons Road, Fairlie
  • HIGHVIEW APARTMENT - Lake Tekapo

    HIGHVIEW APARTMENT - Lake Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - A large, fully self-contained, private unit set in a peaceful, elevated position. Captures the all-day sun and has breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tekapo, Mt John, the Southern Alps and surrounding mountains. Only a few minutes walking distance from the lake or shopping and dining in the Tekapo Village.

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    1 Highview Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
  • HIKING NEW ZEALAND - Nationwide

    HIKING NEW ZEALAND - Nationwide

    Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's hiking and outdoor adventure specialist! We have a passion for outdoor adventure, the road less travelled and sharing the beauty of our untouched wilderness. We offer guided hikes and adventures throughout New Zealand. Hikes include: Tongariro, Abel Tasman, Stewart Island and Hollyford Track. Alternatively, our Kiwi-style trips are perfect for those hikers wanting to get into the backcountry.

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  • LAKEFRONT LODGE BACKPACKERS - Lake Tekapo

    LAKEFRONT LODGE BACKPACKERS - Lake Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - Built to blend with the environment, Lakefront Lodge was specifically built for the comfort of backpacker travellers. Comfortably sleeps 72 people with variety of room sizes—twins, doubles, and four and six-bed dorms. All lakefront rooms have access to the deck, with large barbecue area and stunning views. Situated on the shore overlooking beautiful Lake Tekapo and to the mountains beyond.

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    0800 853 853 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    2 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • LAKE TEKAPO BUDGET ACCOMMODATION - Lake Tekapo

    LAKE TEKAPO BUDGET ACCOMMODATION - Lake Tekapo

    Situated overlooking the deep turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, with panoramic views of the Southern Alps and surrounding countryside, Lake Tekapo Budget Accommodation is a backpackers hostel providing accommodation, with communal and budget rooms. Lake Tekapo offers a variety of activities catering for all ages and interests, from action filled adventure to scenic cruises and local walks.

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    Main Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • LAKE TEKAPO HOLIDAY HOMES - Lake Tekapo

    LAKE TEKAPO HOLIDAY HOMES - Lake Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - Visit stunning Lake Tekapo and stay in one of our fully self-contained 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. View our Lake Tekapo holiday properties today.

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    8 Simpson Lane, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • LAKE TEKAPO MOTELS & HOLIDAY PARK - Lake Tekapo

    LAKE TEKAPO MOTELS & HOLIDAY PARK - Lake Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - Variety of accommodation to suit all travellers. Whether backpacker or family looking for holiday accommodation. One and two bedroom motels, one and two bedroom kiwi baches, ensuite cabins, standard cabins, powered/non-powered sites. Lake Tekapo Motels are fully self-contained units. Quiet lakefront location with spectacular views, on picturesque shores of Lake Tekapo. Handy stop-over location to Christchurch, Mt Cook, Wanaka, Queenstown.

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    2 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Mackenzie Gateway Tours

    Mackenzie Gateway Tours

    Se você está pensando em tirar férias através da parte Mackenzie da Nova Zelândia, por favor entrar em contato e deixe-nos ajudá-lo a vê-lo com conforto e na sua velocidade. Nossas opções de transporte.

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    14 Talbot Rd, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
  • MANTRA LAKE TEKAPO - Lake Tekapo

    MANTRA LAKE TEKAPO - Lake Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - Prepare yourself for some of the most spectacular mountain scenery you'll ever see at Mantra Lake Tekapo, two and a half hour scenic drive from Christchurch and Queenstown. With 17 spacious self-contained apartments, each offering three bedrooms, you will find everything you need in the fully equipped kitchens, two and a half bathrooms with underfloor heating and quality furnishings.

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    1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand
  • NZSNOWTOURS - Southern Alps, New Zealand

    NZSNOWTOURS - Southern Alps, New Zealand

    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.

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  • TEKAPO BIKE HIRE - Tekapo

    TEKAPO BIKE HIRE - Tekapo

    We have a range of bikes available for hire. You can rent by the hour, half day, or day. For exploring Lake Tekapo Village and riding some of the easier trails in the forest, you can't beat the comfort and stability of Trial/Road Bikes. They offer you a comfortable, sprung saddle, front suspension and are 7 or 21 speed.

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    11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo
  • TEKAPO JET - Lake Tekapo

    TEKAPO JET - Lake Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - Tekapo's unique jetboat experience gives you the opportunity to connect with New Zealand's most beautiful lake. We're the only licensed jet boat operation on Lake Tekapo. You'll be treated to gorgeous views of ancient glacial valleys with remote high country sheep stations in the distance, stopping at some of Lake Tekapo's iconic landmarks. The best way to see The Lake.

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  • TEKAPO SPRINGS - Lake Tekapo

    TEKAPO SPRINGS - Lake Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - Tekapo Springs is located in stunning Lake Tekapo, an unmissable destination! Relax in the three hot pools or chill out in the Aqua Play Area with cooler pools. Treat yourself at the Day Spa or sample the delicious menu at our café and bar. In winter, ice-skate on the outdoor rink or experience the thrill of the 150-metre snow tube!

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    6 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • TEKAPO STAR GAZING - Tekapo

    TEKAPO STAR GAZING - Tekapo

    Mobile-friendly - Tekapo Star Gazing combines Tekapo’s top two attractions, the largest international dark sky reserve and the relaxing hot pools. Join us for an exciting tour as you marvel at stars, planets and galaxies using our large powerful telescopes. Join your star guide and a relaxed group of 30 or less as we play tranquil music and soak under the stars.

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    6 Lakeside Dr, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
  • THE COOK CONNECTION - Mt Cook

    THE COOK CONNECTION - Mt Cook

    Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain towers over the expansive countryside of the Mackenzie Basin. Relaxed transport service with informative commentary, photo opportunities, sightseeing stops, connecting Mount Cook with Tekapo and Twizel, and through other bus companies to Christchurch, Queenstown and Wanaka. Take a day trip or stay for the summer. Prepare to be blown away by the awe-inspiring views.

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    3 Benmore Place, Twizel, New Zealand
  • THE PACA SHACK - Fairlie, South Canterbury

    THE PACA SHACK - Fairlie, South Canterbury

    Come and feel the softness and luxury of Alpaca fibre. We are alpaca breeders, processing our gorgeous natural coloured fleeces into stunning yarn. Many hand knitted items and NZ made alpaca products are available. You can even book yourself in for a Gem Alpaca Farm Tour. Check out our website and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Sat 1st Jun 2019

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming back to Aoraki / Mt Cook hosted by the North Otago Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club - don't miss out! Doors Open 5.00 PM. Your attendance supports the ...

Where: The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Aoraki Mt Cook, Mackenzie
Address: Bowen Drive, Aoraki Mount Cook Village, Aoraki Mt Cook, Mackenzie

From: 5:00pm on Saturday 1st June 2019
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 1st June 2019

Landscape Masterclass Photography Workshop

From: Fri 13th Sep 2019

Our Mt Cook workshop is designed as an ideal programme to expand your skills as a landscape photographer. We will base ourselves in Mt Cook Village at the comfortable Hermitage Hotel and here we have access to a ...

Where: The Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki Mt Cook, Mackenzie
Address: Terrace Road, Aoraki Mt Cook, Mackenzie

From: 10:00am on Friday 13th September 2019
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