What to do in Lake Tekapo

Activities, attractions and tours
Lake Tekapo featuring mountains, a lake or waterhole and wild flowers

Lake Tekapo Tourist Attractions & Activities

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  • The things to do in Lake Tekapo are not only topnotch, but they won’t cost an arm and a leg. We have 4 things to do here, and you can make them yours starting at just AU$254. Get your favourite tour on Expedia Australia for a great price, and you'll still have money for a top hotel or luxurious dinner while you’re travelling.
  • Lake Tekapo is popular among thrill seekers suchlike yourself. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for their next trip to this cityto get a taste of local culture and find the top activities. The most loved activities can earn the interest of even seasoned explorers, and that includes savvy visitors like you. Our activities includes an impressive array of culturally based outings and excitement. With one-of-a kind ways to see the best this area has to give like a Lobos Island Full-Day Tour with Lunch, there are loads of selections at your disposal when you check out the best tours and excursions here at Expedia Australia.

Our activities are the best way to organise your getaway. It takes an expert itinerary to really get the most out of Lake Tekapo, especially when you want to schedule in trips to museums and outdoor activities. And it's evident that you're someone who likes to get out and about—you're ready to get out and have an adventure. You cannot wait to scope out the most essential activities around, and an afternoon walking through charming neighbourhoods is an adventure all its own. Book professional regional tours on Expedia Australia, and you'll learn all about the city's history along the way.

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Top places to visit

1. Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki sits below New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook. Combined the lake and mountain create one of the country’s most awe-inspiring vistas. When you see the ethereal, turquoise color of the water, which turns milky when the clouds roll in, you may want to pinch yourself to check if you aren’t dreaming.
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Lake Pukaki which includes snow, a lake or waterhole and mountains

2. Tekapo Springs

Soak in soothing heated pools or pamper yourself with a remedial treatment at the Tekapo Springs spa.
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Tekapo Springs featuring landscape views and snow

3. Church of the Good Shepherd

Take in the exceptional views of Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains with a visit to the beautiful Church of the Good Shepherd. Explore the small building’s simple but charming main chamber and chat with the vicar about the history of the local area. Be sure to walk around the grounds, taking in magnificent alpine views.
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Church of the Good Shepherd which includes landscape views, farmland and a lake or waterhole

4. Mount John Observatory

Mount John Observatory is one of New Zealand’s leading observatories. Being located on a hilltop overlooking the mesmerizing Lake Tekapo, it’s also hugely popular for its day-time views.
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Mount John Observatory showing landscape views, a river or creek and tranquil scenes

5. Roundhill Ski Area

Overlooking the beautiful azure stretch of Lake Tekapo in Mackenzie Country, Roundhill Ski Area is an exciting and family-friendly ski field amid breathtaking South Island scenery. From an extensive learners’ area to a freestyle terrain park and Australasia’s biggest vertical drop, this little ski field covers a wide range of skill levels.
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Roundhill Ski Area showing mountains and snow

6. Sheepdog Statue

Visit the grand Sheepdog Statue and learn why these dogs were so pivotal to the history and settlement of the Mackenzie Basin. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake and surrounding mountains and look for real dogs still working the land nearby.
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Sheepdog Statue which includes a statue or sculpture

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