128
trips planned by users

Lake Tekapo trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Lake Tekapo

4.3
Bodies of Water · Churches · Nightlife
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks. The small township on the banks of the huge, misty-blue lake is surrounded by stunning scenery, including the Southern Alps and the dazzling night sky. Popular Lake Tekapo itineraries include trekking along well-established paths in the Mackenzie Basin and scenic flights above the hills and valleys. The Maori name "Tekapo," when deconstructed, translates as "sleeping mat" (taka) and "night" (po). Make Lake Tekapo central to your New Zealand travel plans using our New Zealand online itinerary planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Lake Tekapo

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Lake Tekapo

QueenstownTrip planner BEST FOR: Entertainment Center, Water Sport, Spa Te AnauTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Water Body, Cave Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Hiking Trail, Observatory ChristchurchTrip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Specialty Museum, History Museum Fox GlacierTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Hiking Trail, Scenic Walking Area