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Published: 3 August 2019
Last Updated: 12 August 2019

Tekapo is a small lake town with stunning scenery and some of the best views in the South Island of New Zealand.

Lake Tekapo is a little Town located in the southern end of the lake of the same name in the inland South Island of New Zealand.

It has roughly 500ish residents being one of five settlements in the sparsely populated Mackenzie Basin. Lake Tekapo is located in the heart of the Mackenzie Country.

Christchurch International airfield is just a three hour drive away and New Zealand's most popular tourist road, State Highway 8, passes through Lake Tekapo and offers beautiful views of New Zealand since it needs to be viewed, naturally'.Mt Cook is just a short distance from Lake Tekapo and the bunch of New Zealand's highest peaks boundary the lake and give a gorgeous backdrop to some of the finest views from the world. Transport options include mini bus and coach services.


  • Peppers Bluewater Resort
  • Lakefront Lodge Backpackers
  • Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
  • Peppers Bluewater Resort
  • YHA Lake Tekapo [Now OPEN!]
  • Lake Tekapo Village Motel
  • Mantra Lake Tekapo

Places to eat

  • Reflections Cafe & Restaurant
  • Kohan Restaurant
  • Thai Tekapo
  • Doughboys Bakery and Cafe Restaurant
  • Lake Tekapo Tavern
  • Mackenzies Cafe Bar & Grill
  • Our Dog Friday
  • Blue Lake Eatery & Bar

Things to do

  • Tekapo Springs
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Tekapo Adventures
  • Dark Sky Project
  • Lake Tekapo Regional Park

Places to walk and see

  • Mt John Summit Circuit Track
  • Tekapo Canal
  • Pines Beach
  • Tekapo Springs
  • Tekapo Peninsula Walkway Parking
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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