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Church of the Good Shepherd

Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains. The Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. "Somehow the setting and the church combine to speak of God to those who enter and pause in the midst of their busy lives." - Peter Hurricks NO PHOTOS INSIDE Please do not use cameras, cellphones or tablets inside the church so that others may enjoy as is a place of prayer and reflection. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR WASTE There are no toilet or rubbish collection facilities in the area around the church so we kindly ask that visitors remove their waste and respect the natural environment around the church.
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  • Average12%
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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
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+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

A gorgeous little church with an amazing backdrop. There will be lots of tourists but you can still appreciate the surroundings and views. We had a challenge in our tour group to get a photo of the church without anyone in it, I think I...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Expect many tourists here. But a beautiful church right on the lake. Takes a nice photo. Walking distance from town. Dont miss it

Thank Rinee B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful old historical building. A must see & do. You have to take the time to visit walk around then go inside say a prayer or two. The magnificent views from inside the church looking over the lake are unforgettable. Attending a service...More

Thank Tarnee66
Reviewed 17 March 2017

There were signs that said Heritage church and so we followed them till it led us to this quaint little church. For us 1935 is not really all that old, but that apart it is a one room church set in a beautiful location. Might...More

Thank radsvijay
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This tiny church sits next to the edge of Lake Tekapo and is very unique. Photos are not allowed in the church, but the highlight is the window at the back of the church that looks out to the lake. Be sure to come during...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Another tourist spot. Unfortunately, we went there the same time as a group of tourists (around 30 pp.) - it made the place less attractive because everyone was noisy.

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A very quaint little stone church but due to its fame there are always tour coaches, camper vans and cars in the large carpark beside so getting a photo without people in it can be a challenge but still worth a stop for the stunning...More

Thank OneSandyH
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Church of the Good Shepherd is very small,strong and massive appearance, typical in rural spaces but with the Lake Tekapo as background scennery is the perfect match

Thank AFONSINHO
Reviewed 12 March 2017

So many free things to do. This spot gets busy with tons of tourists wanting to take pictures and look around. Although it was a little chilly on the day of my visit, I still managed to get a great few pics. The setting, light...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you can, try to find a time to visit when the place isn't swarming with tourists - that will probably be dawn or sunset. We failed to do that but even so when coaches depart you can find the place fairly deserted for a...More

Thank Christine R
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beephengtan
28 March 2017|
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Response from old_romantics_2000 | Reviewed this property |
have been twice both times in early Feb just after the kids have gone back to school. The sites aren't as full and the weather is still very warm and sunny.
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Jorlyn L
15 March 2017|
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Response from Alister1960 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. It is a working church and so there should be a website or the New Zealand tourist board should be able to assist.
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nm0vall
7 December 2016|
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Response from Brenda S | Reviewed this property |
On the 24th Dec 11pm on the 25th 11am
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