Introducing Lake Tekapo
At the southern end of its namesake lake, this town has unobstructed views across turquoise water and a backdrop of rolling hills and mountains.
Lake Tekapo is a popular stop on tours of the Southern Alps, with buses bound for Mt Cook and Queenstown allowing passengers to pop in for a quick ice cream or coffee. Rather than rushing on, it’s actually worth staying to experience the region’s glorious night sky from atop nearby Mt John.
Lake Tekapo destination guides
Alps to Ocean Cycle
Spectacular cycling from Mt Cook down towards the vibrant coastal town of Oamaru
Best of Southern Alps Trek
A dramatic trek, including heli-trekking, offering a grand overview of this spectacular mountain landscape