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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 3 days ago

Great picturesque spot to stop and take photos, feel people weren't there to visit inside of church so miss out on donations I suspect. Bit odd that they were selling lupin seeds as fundraiser, thought lupins were choking waterways and discouraged from spreading!?

Thank Daisyange
Reviewed 6 days ago

Free to visit, but there is a donation box. Lovely little church and worth the short walk from the town to the Lake to visit it. The view from the window behind the altar, overlooking the lake is breathtaking.

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrived here in the afternoon and the wind was strong and it was freezing cold. The entire area was beautiful, the sky, the lake and the shore. Being Catholic, I stepped into the church. It was warm, peaceful and serene. A sense of calm washed...More

Thank Natalie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church was a nice attraction to visit in the morning, and the surrounding lake front is great for photographs in the morning. However, I would have liked to see some more plaques describing the history of the church and the significance to the people...More

Thank frontfootcoverdrive
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here in march after seeing so many spectacular views of this church and wanted to see it for ourselves! However when we went at 2am it was packed with amateur photographers intent on shouting and bumping into you! It ruined the ambiance but...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little church in a great location right on the lake. Worth a walk over the footbridge to have a look at.

Thank BohemianBeauty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent several hours in the cold winter night viewing the stars - this has to be done in a lifetime - simply amazing - and photography with the church just adds that special touch!

Thank Chinacol A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the Sunday 4pm worship service, it was lovely. Good sermon and spiritual atmosphere. Nice people, would love to come again !

Thank Luisa K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best small churches I have seen to date. The view of the lake Tekapo through the back window of the church was breathtaking. However the photographs aren't allowed inside the church.

Thank Tyronne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to be during the day and also for star gazing in the evening. Lots of people and the sky is beautifully lit with stars

Thank australian2000
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See milky way with our naked eye and only place is at Lake Tekapo - Christchurch and when is the good time to visit NZ both North and SOuth island for a period of 14 days. Dear Traveller , appreciate your sharing. Thanks
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
What is Best month to get wed at Good shepherd
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.
Hello, I am wondering if there is a Christmas Eve service or Christmas day service. Thank you for any information you can provide. Nancy
7 December 2016|
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Response from Brenda S | Reviewed this property |
On the 24th Dec 11pm on the 25th 11am