Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo is situated on the South Island of New Zealand, half way between Christchurch and Queenstown is the second-largest of three somewhat parallel running lakes.  The numerous resorts and the local national park make this area and the township of Lake Tekapo a fantastic tourist destination for all ages.  The area has everything to offer including aerial adventures and trails that will keep your feet closer to the ground.

Scenic Lake Tekapo

The beautiful Lake Tekapo is an attraction in itself.  The calming waters, lush greenery that surrounds it and pure calm feeling of being surrounded by nature is what keeps tourists coming back for more.  If you are in the area this is the perfect place to watch the sun rise if you are an early bird or, alternatively, you can enjoy a stunning sunset. 

There are a number of companies in the area that offer flights over the mountains and surrounding area.  There really is nothing that can compare to a scenic flight; especially when you are in such an abundantly beautiful location.

If you fancy a look at the night sky, make your way to the local observatory and planetarium.  Not only is this an educational experience but it is absolutely breath-taking too.

Things to do at Lake Tekapo

The Church of the Good Shepard and the statue of the sheepdog is another top local sight.  The church itself is a beauty and the views all around are spectacular.  Many visitors come to this church to get married.

If you are feeling particularly in need of relaxation, make sure that you visit the Tekapo Springs.  Let the warm waters wash all your stress away and ease any tense muscles.  Not only are the springs lovely but you can give your eyes a treat by enjoying the nature that surrounds you.

If you fancy a relaxing trek around without having to put in too much effort, a horse trek will allow you to enjoy a nature walk without having to use much energy at all.  Let your four-legged friend do most of the work while you enjoy the view.

A trip to Lake Tekapo is a brilliant way to really get out of your usual routine.  If you really want to escape, make sure that you keep your phones off, leave technology behind and give all your usual daily gadgets a break.  Make the most of nature at its best and everything the land has to offer your senses.