Lake Tekapo
Image: Shellie Evans | ©

Introduction

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.

Highlights

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.

Contacts

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8013
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