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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not into churches but this is beautifully placed on the lake and had a wedding in progress so was lovely to be walking by. Adds to the sight-seeing while walking end to end of Lake Tekapo village.

Thank Kiaussi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It wasn’t too busy when we got there since it was 9am. A lot of tour bus so get there in the morning. The church was lovely and peaceful and we sat there for almost 5 minutes. There are no photos allowed in the church...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning spot on lakes edge. Fantastic historic building. Great to walk around the lakes edge. Amazing photo opportunity

Thank wynofsel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old church - still looking good and well maintained - set on high in front of Lake Tekapo - just standing there was in awe of its solitude and grace

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very popular site... I am still amazed at the busloads of people who were here. It is very picturesque but so incredibly busy. You need time to decompress after!

Thank TristanEF
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed just around the corner from the Church. It is a magical place and the church is so quaint. Gorgeous place to visit.

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is about 30 mins from our lodge in Lake Pukaki and it’s a fairly easy drive. The weather was so nice that morning so we get to see the aqua blue water. It is a small church and no photos allowed inside. You...More

Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lake Tekapo is nor just about the stunning view of the lake and mountains, its not just the clear skies at night for magnificent star gazing, its not just the clear brisk air, or ether the wide open spaces. Sit back and relax and check...More

Thank chauffeurnz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the church / carpark at night and there were a number of other photographers with us trying to take a photo of the church qt night. Seems to be very popular with the tourists. It was cold when we went — but definitely...More

Thank Kriselle M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnificent setting by the lake. Very popular destination for tourists. An easy walk from Township.

Thank NZfour
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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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