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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice place located by the lake, with a few restaurants and bars. Nica atraktions at the surrounding mountains

Thank Ivar1970
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At first we were underwhelmed by Lake Tekapo given all the hype, but at sunset it was glorious with the reflections of the mountains in the water going from gold to dusty pink. There’s a nice little bridge you can walk over and the town...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed yesterday

Our initial impression of Lake Tekapo at noon was a bit underwhelming, but later in the day - and then at sunset - it was spectacular. The slanting light playing on the distant mountains as the sun set was beautiful. Fortunately we had clear weather...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped briefly at the Astro cafe on our way from Mt Cook to Christchurch and caught a lovely view of LakeTekapo from there. It's an incredible blue.

Thank gypsybloood
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great photo opportunities to be had here. The church, the bridge and some beautiful walks surround the lake.

Thank Helie1992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the mountains, loved the walks, loved the hot pools. Very pleasant and unspoilt location. The locals are great ambassadors.

Thank Crackers H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning views from most parts of town. Fantastic scenery from up Mt John - worth a trip up there.

Thank runjojorun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As my title suggested, it’s right here with the church of good sherperd and both places are usually quite packed with tourists and locals. But the photos and scenary are amazing. Pardon if my photos don’t do the place credit

Thank Yao Min W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous lake. The water is simply stunning, in many areas having a color that rivals the blue of the Caribbean. There are many lookout areas as you drive around it so you can stop and take photographs.

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing, in the afternoon is calm and relax, you can enjoy that lake for all the day without get bored. In the night is amazing, you can see datails and even the Milkway. Its really a great place. The cons: There people...More

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6 October 2017|
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Response from training1029 | Reviewed this property |
I've not been there, but their website says: First Come, First Served First Come, First Served Sites are allocated in a first come, first served basis. Get in early for the best spot. When will you be visiting? At this time... More
Gabby Z
28 August 2017|
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Response from Rachel F | Reviewed this property |
its a small place but very pretty. probably a day would suffice but it depends what you like to do.
Gabby Z
28 August 2017|
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Response from Charlotte12358 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't spend very long there at all . Just a lunch stop . It is beautiful but I didn't see any hiking areas where I was