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Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t been to the lake for three years and was excited to see the new grocery store, new modern, toilet facilities and that the flying fox was being redone. (Unfortunately it was closed and not ready. We took friends to this highlight because it’s...More

Thank KaterinaLees
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Got recommended to go to Lake Tekapo on my journey from Queenstown to Christchurch. It's extremely quite here with not a lot to do. If you're planning on stopping over then 1 night is more than enough. The lake itself is beautiful!

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The title says it all...it's a must visit location no matter what season it is. We previously visited here in Summer and the surrounding foreshore area was covered in Lupins. This time, we visited in Winter and were greeted by snow covered mountains surrounding the...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I had to use the same title for the review, because, it is indeed true that the reviews say it all. I felt bad for those who gave a negative review to THIS place. This is one of the trademark places of New Zealand. How...More

Thank 13Neel13
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful landscape. The lake surrounded by the top snowed mountain is a relaxing place. A perfect place to rest the spirit and renew our energy!

Thank Marcello B
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We stayed here in the beginning of December when the Lupins are blooming and it was beautiful to see the lake with all the flowers surrounding it, amazing scenery, one of my favourite places in New Zealand

Thank GIobeCurious
Reviewed 17 July 2018

What an incredible piece of this world ! This place is literally picture perfect ! Stunning blue waters and the mountains surrounding it just make for a perfect setting .

Thank AylaN_iToursntix
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Such a beautiful area, the lake is spectacular, the mountains surrounding it are just gorgeous. We stayed in the area the night before so we wouldn't have to drive 3 hours from Christchurch. So worth going.

Thank thesigno4
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We drove some 300 kms along the highways to reach this marvelous location from Christchurch. This is the most visited Lake in the South Island of New Zealand. As you drive in to this lake the scene changes to that of activities. Water sports in...More

Thank SojanIpe
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I love it here. Peaceful and small. Pretty. So pretty. Bus loads of tourists come and go, but it is so lovely. A must see and expereince if you are in the vacinity.

Thank louisa k
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Krizle Diane Y
6 July 2018|
Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
It is winter time in NZ so it will be cold, wet and windy. The bonus is you will see the mountains covered in snow. It's hard to say what weather you get on the day. I was there late April and it was dry and sunny on the day... More
Yi Yun T
30 June 2018|
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Response from Lesley H | Reviewed this property |
Beautiful stunning any time of year would never disappoint