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“A Photographers Dream”

Church of the Good Shepherd
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US$122.54*
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Mount Cook to Christchurch Tour
Ranked #3 of 27 things to do in Lake Tekapo
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Attended the church as part of a photo workshop. The setting is a photographer's delight, with the beautiful foreground and the mountains behind the church. The simplicity of the building, the old stone work sitting atop a small rise facing the water speaks of God's presence.

If you are into photography, plan on being there after dark with a tripod. The result can be stunning!

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Absolutely beautiful! A must see if you are in the area! Buy a postcard there and leave a little donation :)

Thank Kellyjane40
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We reached the church after a snowy weather down from Mt John in the morning.

At first sight, it is a beautiful setting where the church sits next to the magnificent Lake Tekapo. Unfortunately, the church was not opened when we were there. It would have been a good experience if we could take a look at the interiors of the church.

Thank trvkaki
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

This pretty little church is in a lovely, scenic spot on Lake Tekapo. Very busy with tourists inside, but worth a quick look when visiting the lake.

Thank ladybugsSydney
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Visited this little church on my travels to Lake Tekapo and what a little gem perched at the end of the lake. Sit inside and be mesmerised by the view of the blue lake and the snow capped mountains through the window behind the altar. I could have sat there all day and watched the world go by. A place not to be missed if you are in the area.

Thank CBADTA
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