Lake Tekapo
Image: Shellie Evans | ©


Lake Tekapo is a highland lake and township at 710 m, surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock grass. The lake itself is famous for its striking turquoise colour.

Lake Tekapo lies in the centre of the South Island in an area known as the Mackenzie Basin.

Find things to do and places to stay Lake Tekapo area

Climbing has long been associated with the area.

The Mt Dobson skifield and the skating rink assure year-round activity.

Check, Clean, Dry

Clean all gear when moving between waterways to prevent the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

How to check, clean, dry your gear.


Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
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