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. It is located 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.


Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 435 1186
Address 1 Larch Grove
Aoraki/Mount Cook 7999
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