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Lake Tekapo

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Popular Attractions in Lake Tekapo

Mount John
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Church of the Good Shepherd
414 Reviews
The Church of the Good Shepherd is a quaint stone church that is a symbol of New Zealand's Lake Tekapo. The church was constructed from building materials collected from surrounding construction sites, preserving the stones and plants around it. This gorgeous and elegant church blends perfectly with the natural scenery around it. The church is a popular destination for tourists, who enjoy taking a seat in the pews and watching the beautiful lake outside.
Lake Tekapo
363 Reviews
Lake Tekapo is located between Christchurch and Queenstown, in the heart of the Mount Cook Basin and MacKenzie. Surrounded on all four sides by thick bush and white snow, the sight of lake Tekapo under the dazzling sun is stunningly beautiful. As the glaciers of the Southern Alps melt into the lake, the rocks within the glaciers are broken into fine powder. As a result, the color of the lake in this area is a pale blue tinged with milky white.
Tekapo Springs
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Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch
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Why should stargazing be on your bucket list? Do you know that about 66% of the global population and 80% of our children cannot see the hazy center of the Milky Way even in the starry night sky? Are you aware that the light rays from electric bulbs scatter and strike dust, smoke, and air molecules scattering even more till they block the view of the stars completely? That is why stargazing spots are needed at sky preserves so we can watch the natural starry skies and the wonders they hold.
TripBlog   Oct 18, 2019

Lake Tekapo Weather

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Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand is a famous star town. You can't miss the star-watching tour here. You can join the star-watching group organized by the travel agency, or you can go to the nearby Shepherd Church to shoot the stars. Of course, stargazing activities are closely related to the weather. It is good for us to have good luck. The first time we see the stars, we can only use the amazing stars to describe the Southern Cross stars that are not in the northern hemisphere. If you are lucky enough, you can also see the Antarctic light. We deceive ourselves and think that we see the Antarctic light. To see the starry sky, you need to have two conditions, one is sunny, the other is less light pollution, the town of Tekap is a star town, the local residents and hotels are consciously paying attention to it. Light, let us appreciate the unforgettable beauty of the sky. The Shepherd's Church is a free place to watch the stars. Remember to never use the mobile phone glare, because it will affect the shooting stars around the world. It is also a great place to shoot the stars, under the stars. Is the church very beautiful? It is recommended to use the starwalk2 software to point the phone to the starry sky (as much as possible to dim the phone lights), you can see the corresponding constellations, so magical, of course, I also found my Gemini. About four hours before and after we finally experienced the blockbuster we thought, we left at 2 am, still many people gathered, and you will find that the most you listen to is always Chinese, feeling I have a fake New Zealand. Of course, there are people here who will take wedding photos.
Posted: Dec 21, 2018

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I recommended Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook National Park, Mount John, Lake Alexandrina.
Here are the best places to visit in Lake Tekapo, including: Tekapo Springs, Church of the Good Shepherd Tour, Lake Alexandrina, The Mount John Walkway, Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue.