Lake Tekapo is ideally located in the centre of New Zealand’s South Island, and conveniently half-way between Christchurch and Queenstown, both being a comfortable 3 hours drive in their respective directions. Timaru, on the east coast, and Mt Cook, west towards the Southern Alps, are both a comfortable 1.5 hours drive in their respective directions.

Whilst planning your South Island accommodation, whether it be in Christchurch, Timaru, Queenstown or Wanaka, consider staying over and do some stargazing in Lake Tekapo ~ you won't regret it!

Lakeview Tekapo is located just a short walk to the lakefront, Lake Tekapo Regional Park, Church of the Good Shepherd and Lake Tekapo township. 

Some suggested activities include (but not limited to):

national_park.jpgTekapo Springs

Soak up the hot pools or enjoy the relaxing spa facilities at the Tekapo Springs.

Astro Cafe

Join us high above the breathtaking landscape of Lake Tekapo – where Earth meets Sky. Open daily, on the top of Mt John.

Cruise Tekapo

Cruise Tekapo offers four options to suit your time frame and interests. Cruise times range from 25mins to 1.5 - 2hrs. Fishing trips by arrangement (by the hour and up to half and full days).

MacKenzie Golf Club

The Mackenzie Golf Club operates at the Balmoral Golf Course, New Zealand’s highest 9 hole course. Come and take the challenge!

Winter Park - Outdoor Ice Rink

An artificial outdoor ice rink for public skating, ice hockey & curling. Open May - September.

Air Safaris - Mt Cook & Glaciers

Air Safaris’ Grand Traverse is the recognised premier Mount Cook and Glaciers flight seeing experience. This magnificent 200km round trip from Air Safaris’ Lake Tekapo airport encompasses New Zealand’s most spectacular alpine scenery, highest mountains & largest glaciers.

Tekapo Helicopters

The only helicopter company operating out of Tekapo. Experience the awesome Mount Cook and Glaciers with each flight including a snow-landing. Spectacular scenery with friendly personalised service ensures that this is the trip of a lifetime!

The Cook Connection - Mt Cook Day Trips

Daily service from Lake Tekapo & Twizel to Mount Cook & return. We offer a relaxed, professional transport service with informative commentary, photo opportunities and sight seeing stops. Plenty of free time in Mt Cook for walks, tours or activities.

Mt Cook Salmon Farm

The Tekapo Canal is renowned as the source of some of the best quality farmed salmon in the world. Visit the Mt Cook Salmon Farm located just 18 minutes from Tekapo township. Farm tours, feed the fish, and purchase the best fresh and smoked salmon product.

Round Hill Skifield

The family ski area with all day sun, parking beside the slopes, hugely productive snowmaking system, perfectly groomed trails, great ski & board school and rentals department, licensed restaurant and breathtaking views of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps.

Earth & Sky

Join us in exploring the wonders of the Southern Sky at the Mt John Observatory high above the breathtaking landscape of Lake Tekapo – where Earth meets Sky. Open daily also, the Astro Cafe on the top of Mt John.

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