Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
For some outdoor adventure, head to Lake Tekapo, where the dark blue water and snow-capped peaks provide an ideal setting for a range of nature activities. Hike, horseback ride, or mountain bike along trails around the lake and through the surrounding mountains. The mountains also provide great skiing, heli-skiing, and rock climbing. In warmer weather, swimmers, windsurfers, and boaters flock to the lake's calm waters. Visit the bronze sheepdog statue for a glimpse into the local history and the importance of sheep farming to the community. Make your Lake Tekapo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Great spot for a photo and swim. We had a cloudy evening so didn't get to see the stars at night but that is something we cannot control. Great spot for an overnight stay or even a few days.  more »
  • Prepare your camera and enjoy one of the most astonishing places with one of the most beautiful dark skies of South Hemisphere!  more »

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