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Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very stunning place to visit. Beautiful lake and mountain views with stunning walks. I definitely recommend staying at peppers bluewater for awesome views and top restaurant quality food.

Thank lgcnz123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The view across the lake is beautiful, as is the wee chapel although very busy with busses of tourists. Particularly loved the view through the big window in the chapel window. The whole town has restrictions and does not allow free camping- even in fully...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sooo beautiful! I was impressed by the gradations of blue color!! The color changes depending on the direction from the sun !

Thank Chiaki S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be my favorite lake that I’ve visited in New Zealand. I got to stay in a holiday home within walking distance of this place and it was just so amazing. The views of the Southern Alps from Lake Tekapo is breathtaking...not to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights there, beautiful lakes, nearby hiking trails and stars at night. It took us just 1 hour to hike up to the Mt John Observatory through the Mt. John Walkway. Comfy hike, yet remember to take sun block protection. The views along the...More

Thank Elle N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it is a nice spot to visit. The beautiful lake, good shopping for tourists, easy parking and just nice. Naturally we'll pop back another time, probably when it's warmer though.

Thank GrayMcGowan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, very nice viewpoint, worth stopping off. But actually there are so many beautiful vistas in that part of the world, recommend one doesn't see it as "the destination"; stop off regularly on the way, so many wonderful views, depending on the weather. Kohan restaurant...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

visited on a foggy day. it was still beautiful and peaceful but wish i had seen it as described by other travelers. next time...

Thank TaisFelipe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t been to the lake for three years and was excited to see the new grocery store, new modern, toilet facilities and that the flying fox was being redone. (Unfortunately it was closed and not ready. We took friends to this highlight because it’s...More

Thank KaterinaLees
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got recommended to go to Lake Tekapo on my journey from Queenstown to Christchurch. It's extremely quite here with not a lot to do. If you're planning on stopping over then 1 night is more than enough. The lake itself is beautiful!

Thank Robert E
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Krizle Diane Y
7 July 2018|
Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
It is winter time in NZ so it will be cold, wet and windy. The bonus is you will see the mountains covered in snow. It's hard to say what weather you get on the day. I was there late April and it was dry and sunny on the day... More
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30 June 2018|
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Response from Lesley H | Reviewed this property |
Beautiful stunning any time of year would never disappoint