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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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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
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+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tiny pretty church, lovely to see in Lake Tekapo! We are not allowed to take photos inside of the church

Thank Chiaki S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there in November when the lupins were in bloom and my first two days there were warm and sunny, and I'll advise you to stay at Lake Tekapo for a few days because there is a lot to do there and it's always...More

Thank Nic W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderfully picturesque spot with a small, stone church sitting on the edge of Lake Tekapo. We visited in November and were lucky enough to be able to see the site while the lupins were blooming, which made it even more beautiful. Unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dull inside, but pretty & cute from the outside. Difficult to get a nice picture without hordes of tourists milling about in bright colored parkas, but as one of those tourists, clearly am part of the problem... The next door car park ruins wider angle...More

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice little chapel and is extremely popular with tourists so if you're an avid photographer and want to take an uninterrupted photo, it will really test your patience!

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute little church with a view towards the beautiful Lake Tekapo, even better when you come in spring with the purple, pink and white Lupins in bloom!

Thank GIobeCurious
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a photographer, the drawback of having such a popular location is having trouble taking a great photo of it with nobody in it. Sunrise and sunset it's still accessible, but only a few ignore the barriers. So glad this was put up to preserve...More

Thank Mel S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place but full of tourist. It would be a better time to drop by in the morning or early afternoon, before the tourist arrive (likely traveling down from Christchurch). We dropped by 2 days, once in the evening (super crowded) and once in the...More

Thank cosyz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So peaceful and a truly lovely place of worship. Beautiful music was playing on the sound system this afternoon and I really enjoyed looking out of the windows along the lake. One of my favourite churches in New Zealand.

Thank ChChLiz
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This beautiful stone church sits on the edge of the lake and is less than 5 minutes from the highway. There was plenty of parking and no entrance fee. A good spot to stop and stretch your legs on a long highway drive. Pretty place...More

Thank tammy l
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Gabby Q
17 April 2018|
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Response from Happytraveller604 | Reviewed this property |
A donation is asked for - but no set amount.
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Rachel SI N
4 April 2018|
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Response from Sunny W | Reviewed this property |
When we traveled in January, there was a car park just outside the church. Hope it’s still available there.
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Yennie_miuyin1
18 November 2017|
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Response from O8936FHmarys | Reviewed this property |
Apparently they are blooming. My friends were there last weekend and took some beautiful photos.
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