Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Lake Tekapo New Zealand

In the centre of the South Island of New Zealand lies Lake Tekapo, a ski resort in winter and aquatic playground in summer. Lake Tekapo sits at the edge of its 20 kilometer glacial lake namesake, completely surrounded by mountains, including New Zealand’s impressive Southern Alps. The landscape is outstanding, sculpted by successive Ice Age glaciers, the remnants of which continue to discharge fine ‘rock flour’, giving the lake its intense turquoise hue. The sky is huge and of extraordinary clarity, making Lake Tekapo one of the world’s best locations to probe the heavens from its observatories atop Mt John. The unforgettable night sky reveals why Lake Tekapo has a reputation for clear, clean air.
Recommended airport
Christchurch Intl (CHC)
Points of interest
  • Tekapo Springs
  • Earth & Sky
Nearby destinations
  • Twizel a 40.72 km
  • Mount Cook a 42.18 km
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