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Church of the Good Shepherd

Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains. The Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. "Somehow the setting and the church combine to speak of God to those who enter and pause in the midst of their busy lives." - Peter Hurricks NO PHOTOS INSIDE Please do not use cameras, cellphones or tablets inside the church so that others may enjoy as is a place of prayer and reflection. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR WASTE There are no toilet or rubbish collection facilities in the area around the church so we kindly ask that visitors remove their waste and respect the natural environment around the church.
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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must see attraction, with a great view of the lake through the open door and the far window (you may have to wait for the people in the church to move away). Probably enough room for about 20 people seated.

Thank James K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous little church. One of the main attractions of Lake Tekapo. My friend was married here and she had the best view of the mountains with the snow all around - it was like a fairytale.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little church is just 'perfect' and so sweet. Beautiful location right on the waters edge. And view from inside to out is nothing like we've ever seen before, full view of the sea. So calming just sitting there for awhile and peaceful, which is...More

Thank sandy2915
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wait, you are able to capture a photo of the church without toursits/ visitors. We went to a service at the church; the locals were very welcoming.. especially as my young son coughed through a great deal of it, then was sick all...More

Thank suzlaj75
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go to Tekapo without going to the stone Church. It's just gorgeous! I love it!! I'm not religious at all, but there is something about this little church that draws you in.

Thank marniemark2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place of worship set in a wonderful setting with an awesome church attendee who made us feel welcome, and answered all our questions. Sitting in the pew looking towards the altar, the most majestic view of the lake, the snow on the mountains greet...More

Thank Shayne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I went it was very busy so did not go inside but the location is just stunning, if you got married here your pictures would be amazing, one of the most photographed churches in NZ

Thank applegate69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It might be a small church but put together the tiny church and the scenery - you will get the most picturesque scene ever. Not to miss when you visit there!

Thank elvinchoo86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Assumed crowded during sunset, so went there after sundown, no lights, pitch black, hardly see anything. Decided to go again the next morning, early morning, got nice photos, very few people, great lighting, got to enjoy the view and walk around the church, peeped through...More

Thank Melanie_Yeoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little church sits in the most scenic location ....... a view that any budding or professional photographer will delight in .... to sit in the church and reflect on the days events or what may be one can do without paying a fee (although...More

Thank cruzee2017
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28 March 2017|
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Response from old_romantics_2000 | Reviewed this property |
have been twice both times in early Feb just after the kids have gone back to school. The sites aren't as full and the weather is still very warm and sunny.
Jorlyn L
15 March 2017|
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Response from Alister1960 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. It is a working church and so there should be a website or the New Zealand tourist board should be able to assist.
7 December 2016|
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Response from Brenda S | Reviewed this property |
On the 24th Dec 11pm on the 25th 11am