Lake Tekapo

In the heart of New Zealand’s South Island lies Lake Tekapo, a beautiful turquoise highland lake surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock and the spectacular Southern Alps mountains. Finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters give Lake Tekapo a beautifully unique colour. This highland location enjoys some of New Zealand’s highest sunshine hours. The unforgettable night sky reveals why Lake Tekapo has a reputation for clear air. Lake Tekapo is approximately halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. The route to and from Lake Tekapo takes you through many other beautiful areas, such as Mt Cook, Lakes Opuha, Pukaki, Ohau, Ruataniwha, Benmore, Hawea, Wanaka, Wakatipu and of course the spectacular Southern Alps. Summer or Winter, Lake Tekapo offers a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the year: hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, hunting, kayaking, skiing, star gazing.

Suggested Activities Include:

  • Mount John Observatory – Day & Night Experiences
  • Hot Pools, Spa Treatments and Massages
  • Alpine Springs Winter Park Ice Skating
  • Alpine Ski Touring Tasman Glacier
  • Alpine Horse Trekking


  • Mueller Hut Guided Hike – Mt Cook National Park
  • Ball Pass Alpine crossing of the Mount Cook Range
  • Aoraki Mt Cook Trek – Easier Ball Pass (Caroline Hut)
  • High Country Snow Shoe Tour
  • Introductory Climbing Course


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