_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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Tekapo Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable
Mount John in South Island New Zealand offers a stunning view overlooking lake Tekapo from the top of the mountain. During winter it is covered in snow white, so if you are a fan of snow then come during winter time. It is about 45 minutes drive from lake tekapo which is 2 hours drive from Christchurch. Worth your time, worth to go. #wintergetaway
On the fifth day of the South Island trip, starting from Christchurch, we crossed the Canterbury Plain, and there were snow-capped mountains and lakes in front of us. This is the difference between the South Island and the North Island. The volcanoes and hot springs of the North Island, the South Island have glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and lakes. It is recommended to come to New Zealand from the North Island.
This town, which is known as the world's super-starry sky, surrounds the super beautiful lake Lake Tekapo. The blue waters of Turkey are lightly milky white, and the colorful luke flowers in summer. Blooming on the lake and on Mount John, just pressing the shutter is like a postcard.
Two hours drive to Lake Tekapo, the second largest lake in New Zealand, surrounded by shrouded trees and snow-capped snow-capped mountains. You can see the superb starry sky, the quaint church of the Good Shepherd standing quietly by the lake, everything is so quiet and peaceful. Many people will choose to come here to register for marriage, and to achieve the beautiful marriage of God's joy under the testimony of the pastor.
Good Shepherd's Church Located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Tekapo in New Zealand, the back is a vast landscape, and many newcomers choose to have a wedding here. Although the church is very small and the area is only 20 or 30 square meters, the facilities are very good. The current Good Shepherd Church has become one of the first choices for newcomers to marry around the world. However, it is necessary to reserve a pastor long beforehand. It is said that it has been reserved. Next year.
The Good Shepherd's Church is New Zealand's most recognizable landmark. It is located next to Lake Tekapo in the Canterbury Region. It was built in 1935 and named after a sculpture of a shepherd dog. It is praised by the pioneers of the Mackenzie area to remember them. Great achievements. The most special feature of the
church is that it is completely built of rock, and the panoramic view of the Southern Alps is seen from the window of the church altar.
This is also a good place to watch the stars. When the night falls, the long guns and short guns are waiting, everyone wants to capture the stars in the background of the church. However, due to the fact that there are cars entering from time to time, the direct shooting of the high beam lights has repeatedly destroyed the shooting results, and the complaints from time to time have become the norm.
Compared to the night, I prefer the church during the day, solemn and quiet.
Tikpo, the southern hemisphere's fairy tale fairy tale
tikapo is one of the world's seven starry sky reserves, light pollution is extremely low, while the altitude here is high and dry climate, with the highest sunny rate in New Zealand, most of the year It is suitable for star watching at night. Therefore, New Zealand's largest professional observatory, the world's southernmost observatory, the John Hill Observatory, and its sister observatory, the Cohens Observatory, are located here. All those who come to Tikpo should have the same purpose as us, and hope to see the stars and the Milky Way with their own eyes.
It is said that in order to protect the beautiful starry sky above the head, the town residents have been spontaneously reducing lighting since 1981 and installing the lamps in strict accordance with scientific calculations. The lighting of all monuments or buildings is strictly controlled to reduce glare and night sky glow. Since 2005, the town has begun to apply to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to classify this sky as a Starry Nature Reserve, hoping to make the world aware of the importance of having a clear sky to humanity. .
When we wait for eleven o'clock every night, we will be in the Good Shepherd's Church like a bear. In the early night sky of the southern hemisphere, the stars and the galaxy of the sky are in front of my eyes. It is like a fairy tale fairy tale, away from the city, away from the pollution of light, the beauty is not true. Fortunately, like us, we can have such a wonderful encounter with the stars. At this point, you will feel away from the dust, everything is the most beautiful of nature.
The salmon-rich Lake Pukaki (2) was overcast with turbulence, but it did not affect its diamond-like blue and satin. It is a pity that the honor of Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak, was not seen this time.
When it arrived at Lake Tekapo, it suddenly cleared. This is the most beautiful cloud and sky in this trip.
I have to say that the Shepherd Church is the most successful tourist attraction in New Zealand. A small stone house has been smashed into the king of tourist traffic and I admire it!
Lake Tekapo, more famous, is the church of the good shepherd on the lakeside. Chinese is generally called the "Good Shepherd Church", but I don't think it is very suitable. It may be more appropriate to "Shepherd's Church".
We tried to find the church by the lake on Mount John and the result was invisible. When I found out, I found out that it was such a small one. Small and famous, there must be a story.
The idea of building a church was due to the 1933, to commemorate the early pioneers who lived here. It is the first church of this generation. The
church is a stone building structure. The stone was built by an old architect within a few miles of the lake. After picking it, everyone brought it here. The stone remains intact, without any processing, and retains the moss above, so that the church has just been built and looks like it has been for decades. Even if the visitors outside the church door are woven, noisy, but when you step into the church, you will feel the whole world is quiet, through the frame-like window, look at the Tekapo Lake in front of you, listen to the sound of the wind.
separated by two doors, two worlds. Whether it's in Mount John or around the Church of the Good Shepherd, there are countless wild rabbits, especially cute.
The quaint church of 1935. According to the name, it can be guessed that this is a church to commemorate the shepherd. In addition to being visited by tourists, the church is still used as a place of worship. At the same time, it is also a great place to shoot the stars at night.
New Zealand is really a country suitable for self-driving, a car, a CD, all the way south, the wind is not cold or hot. Road trips always make people feel open and free. The most beautiful scenery is on the road, stopping at the place you like, and encountering unexpectedly beautiful scenery at the next turn.
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