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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
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+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This beautiful stone church sits on the edge of the lake and is less than 5 minutes from the highway. There was plenty of parking and no entrance fee. A good spot to stop and stretch your legs on a long highway drive. Pretty place...More

Thank tammy l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the shore of the breathtakingly blue waters of the Tekapo Lake and with a backdrop of southern Alps, sits this iconic Church of Good Shepherds. This charming stone facade is very small in size but may be this heritage Church should have been enough...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little church. Sitting looking at the view of the lake through the window behind the simple alter was devine.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a quaint and peaceful little church. It is a privilege to be allowed to enter. I found it very upsetting seeing bus loads of tourists stomping all over the little church. I do not think people should enter inside unless for prayer and quiet...More

Thank louisa k
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place. The church is surrounded by mountains and the lake. Perfectly situated. Can get busy so best to be very early.

Thank Crich944
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading reviews we made sure to stop when there were not many other cars parked there. Was a very peaceful experience sitting in the church listening to the music and looking out over the water.

Thank barefootlouise
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reach here in evening and the place full of people, it is challenging for photographers as so many people just don't care blocking your view or not. So, either come at mid night or early in the morning, but at this time the church is...More

Thank John K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our itinerary on a campervan trip. We reach there in late afternoon. Not difficult to find, but several tourist buses were there. Unfortunately the serenity of the place was broken by the loud and noisy tourists group jostling for a place to take...More

Thank motiver2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

U need to come here if u go to lake tekapo. There are so many view photo shoot spot to take. The church is small but nice and comfy. Go behind the church, you will find great scene.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here many a times but my children had not been, such a stunning place and very special, we took a load of pictures, get there early to get a park though

Thank claudia l
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Gabby Q
17 April 2018|
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Response from Happytraveller604 | Reviewed this property |
A donation is asked for - but no set amount.
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Rachel SI N
4 April 2018|
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Response from Sunny W | Reviewed this property |
When we traveled in January, there was a car park just outside the church. Hope it’s still available there.
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Yennie_miuyin1
18 November 2017|
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Response from O8936FHmarys | Reviewed this property |
Apparently they are blooming. My friends were there last weekend and took some beautiful photos.
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