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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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"tour buses"
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"take photos"
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"stunning location"
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"shores of lake"
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"tourist buses"
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"new zealand"
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"milky way"
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"tekapo"
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Overcrowded with tourists. It's located next to the lake. The church looks perfect juxtaposed with Lake Tekapo. Awesome view!

Thank Zac C
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Not to miss for photo shots. Sunset view is awesome, but it is advisable to put on thicker clothing as temperature can drop till 10 deg even during summer months

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the Church on our way through the Mackenzie, what a stunning setting. The lupins were out and the sky was clear. The tour buses do take away from the experience a little, particularly those who try to break the NO Photos in the...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Although the lake view is excellent here there was simply too many other tourist to really take in the beauty. I would suggest driving to a more private spot to enjoy the sights

Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous historic spot church was great to see and views over the lake were amazing however get here early we arrived around 8:30am and it was already swarming with people also lots of Asians in wedding dresses having photos in front of the church which...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Small church near lake and the view altogether is magnificent. church is surrounded by lupin. A good place to relax and enjoy the nature. I noticed it was an attraction for photography for most of the tourist.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Awesome view of Lake Takepo. the big downside is the hordes of busses that visit this little church. It's is close to impossible to take a picture without another person.

Thank Remco T
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

A beautiful little church by the lake affording a moments tranquil refelection on the glorious beauty of Gods creation. The music gently playing added to the ambience. Photos are no allowed in the church but sadly that was being ignored by a group of Japanese...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Simply stunning, amazing views. A must for anyone driving through or stopping by; it never disappoint in any type of weather or season. Particularly charming when lupins are in bloom.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Church of Good Shepherd is a gorgeous church and is a main attraction at Tekapo. Its beautiful inside out. Thus attracts a lot of tourists and gets so crowded that its difficult to grab a pose or take a picture of the church without other...More

Thank Neha B
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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 Talia W | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in February, there was a small parking lot just outside the church and there was space available for visitors
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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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