15 Rankers Reviews
5 Lake Tekapo
There are several short walks in the Lake Tekapo Scenic Reserve that run along the lake front.
Domain Walk: The track starts at the Main Road Bridge and follows the lake shore to finish at the Skating Rink. There are information boards informing walkers of the area's history. You'll pass the hydro outlet and continue towards the campground and skating rink.
Cowans Hill Track: The track starts at the Main Road Bridge and follows the terraced edge of the Tekapo River towards the plantation behind the township. You'll head through forest, open country with tussock grassland to finish up in Cowan’s Hill carpark.
Pines Beach Walk: From Cowan’s Hill carpark, head to Pines Beach then on the Church of the Good Shepherd. The walkway begins at a stile opposite the junction of the carpark road with SH 8.
Great for a bit of casual family fun!
South Island ▷ Mount Cook - MacKenzie ▷ Lake Tekapo
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Lieke vol Velde
Nice view of Mt Cook, you need to have good weather!
Beautiful lake with a nice colour!
Great place for a MTB ride with lots of tracks criss crossing a compact area, suitable for kids, yet great XC fun for more experienced riders. Fenced off dog exercise area among the pine trees. Also great for a walk or just relax by the lake. There is a permanent orienteering course here (http://papo.org.nz/permanent-courses for info and maps) to make the day out even more enjoyable, and the easy course are suitable for anyone to have a go. Toilet at car park is newish and clean.
Cora and Franzi
Very few tourists, so good location to have a relaxing walk.
Very beautiful and scenic!
This is the absolute most beautiful lake EVER! Love it.
So far my favourite lake in New Zealand. The mix of mountains, wildlife and colour of this place are unique.
I will never forget the colour of the lake.
So beautiful! In the night you can watch a fantastic sky with a lot of stars.
Favourite place. Nice to swim in.
Amazing blue water, swam to a rock.
Incredible colour of the water and nice landscapes.
Mette, Bo, Viktor & Olivia Seligmann
Nice, nice, nice!! Bring your lunch and a picnic blanket, many nice spots around the lake. If you have kids, don't miss the small aerial ropeway just by the water (opposite side from the church).
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍