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Lake Tekapo
Mackenzie District
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Mount John
4.6/5
104 Reviews
Mountain
_We***24Hiking up Mount John. Mount John is located on the shore of Lake Tekapo. You can enjoy the beautiful Lake Tekapo and the lakeside town from the top of the mountain. The most notable thing is that there is an observatory on the top of the mountain, which is an important base for space research in New Zealand. Because it is far away from big cities and the sky is clear, it has the most beautiful starry sky at night. It is also one of the four best stargazing spots in the world. It is recognized as the best place to observe the Milky Way and the center of the universe. There is also a coffee shop on the top of the mountain, which is known as the best coffee shop in the world. Climb to Mount John for a cup of star coffee and wait for stargazing
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Church of the Good Shepherd
4.7/5
427 Reviews
Church
gracewyinLake Ticabo ( Lake Tekapo) is located in the Southern Alps Mountains and is a famous glacial lake on the South Island of New Zealand. The unique Turkish Blue Lakefront, with snow-white mountains surrounded by four sides, forms a beautiful view. In addition to being a famous attraction in New Zealand, this is the first town in the world listed as a "Star Sky Nature Reserve" by UNESCO. The salmon 🍣 here is also very delicious. Visitors can try the local salmon, very fresh and delicious!
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Lake Tekapo
4.6/5
386 Reviews
Lake
望京小筑Lake Tekapo (Lake Tekapo): The second largest lake in the northern part of the McKinch basin, which flows from north to south, is recharged by the Godley River, which is 700 meters above sea level and has a watershed area of 83 square kilometers. Located between Christchurch and Queenstown, the famous tourist city of South Island, New Zealand, lies in the heart of the Cook Mountain Basin and MacKenzie. Beautiful, charming lake of Tikapo surrounds trees and snowy white covered by golden sun, endless snowy mountains. Lake Tecabo and the smaller nearby lakes Alexandrina, McGregor and Conway are great places to catch brown and rainbow rays in the right season. In the winter, the town of Tecabo hosts a large number of skiers
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Tekapo Springs
4.3/5
51 Reviews
Hot Springs Resort
Ornamental Hot spring
pxy0705Lake Tekapo is formed by the eruption of a volcano, so it is also rich in geothermal resources. There are many hot springs, and the middle age is misty. You can enjoy the hot springs here. Warmth and curative effect, very comfortable, it is definitely worth experiencing.
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Lake Pukaki
4.5/5
176 Reviews
Lake
d36***08There are many lakes in New Zealand, most of which are surrounded by mountains, the shoreline is tortuous, the lake is clear, and the scenery is pleasant. It is an excellent tourist attraction. Lake Pukaki, located in the middle of the South Island, is unique with 4 and is worth a visit. First, because the lake water is rich in rock particles and minerals, under the sunlight, it reflects a distinctive blue color, dreamy and attractive, and has the reputation of "blue milk lake". The second is that the lake is the best place to overlook the Cook Mountains. When the weather is fine, standing on the southern shore of Lake Pukaki, the Southern Alps on the northern shore 55 kilometers away are clearly visible. The highest peak is Mount Cook. The third is the lifelike statue of Taer sheep. Taer sheep, native to the Himalayas, lives between high mountains and cliffs. It is a first-class protected animal in my country and is included in the "near threatened" animal list in the world. In 1904, an Englishman brought five Tahr sheep to the South Island. Because there were no natural enemies, Tahr sheep thrived in the Cook Mountains and became the favorite hunting animals for European and American hunters to hunt in New Zealand. In 2014, people erected the handsome and mighty Thar sheep statue on the shore of Lake Pukaki to commemorate the achievements of the people concerned in protecting the Thar sheep worldwide. Taking a photo with the statue is the best choice for all tourists. Fourth, on the south bank of Lake Pukaki, there is a Mount Cook salmon farm. The salmon meat is firm and tender, and the price is good. Many food lovers come to taste and buy.
Fairlie Farmstay
3.5/5
8 Reviews
d36***08Fairlie is a small town, located 32 kilometers northeast of Lake Tekapo, on the main road from Lake Tekapo to Christchurch. Around Fairlie, many farms (New Zealand-style farmhouses) have been opened. The close contact with the free-range alpacas is the highlight, attracting many Chinese tourists. Walked into a farm on the side of the road, the typical layout of the front shop and the back court. The spacious shop hall is divided into a sales area and a rest area. Pictures of alpaca and its products are hung on the walls of the sales area. There are various alpaca products, dolls, coffee, and simple meals on the shelves and counters, which are colorful and dazzling. In the lounge area, spacious sofas, clean coffee tables, and interesting decorations contrast with the charming scenery outside the window. After a short break, he brought a pack of feeding snacks to the ranch. The grassy pastures are surrounded by dozens of alpacas with different coat colors. The chic body, elegant gait, cute look, embarrassing look, and fluffy feel make people laugh. , Feast your eyes.

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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.
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Lake Tekapo Weather

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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Lake Tekapo
Apr 20, 2021 Lake Tekapo Weather:Partly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:98%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:18/17:55
Lake Tekapo Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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