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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...more
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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

WE have been to the church before but enjoy another visit each time, the church and it's position is so beautiful and the perfect photo opportunity.. It's a shame there are fences now all around it, although I understand the necessity. do visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been here twice now and the place still amazed me. During winter you got the mountains dusted with snow, during summer you got the colors of lupin and during night time is a vast display of stars and the milkyway. As you stay longer the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this picturesque place of tranquility! The church itself is beautiful and the backdrop just can’t get any better!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went visiting it, while on the way to Queenstown from Christchurch. It is situated on the shore of the grand lake Tekapo, amongst the natural beauty of lake and mountains,in the Mackenzie country. It was built to the glory of God as a memorial...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a small church, well worth a visit and walk round, however get inside and see the best church window. You can’t take photos inside, but you’ll remember it for ever. Outside is so often crowded with people trying to get photos, go inside...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Early morning stop. Lake level very low. Construction going on. Church doors still closed at 830. Nice view over lake.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning site for a chapel Visit this site before 5pm when the chapel door is unlocked to view the full impact of the lake from inside the church

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is well positioned for lovely photo opportunities - but lots of tourist. Walk to nearby statue of dog and of course the bridge

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SharkySA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church itself is small and wasn't open when we went. There are works of some sort going on around it. And far too many tourists. But Lake Tekapo was a stunning blue - so it's worth going anyway to see the church and admire...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PaulAndJoy167
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the day place was overun with people queuing to go in , for me this ruins the true feeling of the place. Also area fenced off with various roadworks and landscaping work . Closed off in evening also

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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