Skating Rink, Lake Shore - Mt John
From the skating rink the route follows a 4WD track parallel to the lake shore, crossing a stile at a locked gate before joining the walkway track across the lower slopes of Mt John. Here grazing and rabbits have reduced native vegetation and hieracium species have invaded to a large extent. The track stays at about 50 metres above the lake until it climbs steeply up onto the north shoulder of Mt John. Here the poled track zig zags up to the ridge then follows the fenceline south to the loop track around the summit. Your efforts will be rewarded with some stunning views.
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Nice view up there of the lake and Southern Alps - very windy!! Easy walk along the shore on the way back.
Fabulous walk with diverse views but could have been better sign posted. Amazing at the top!
Awesome place, it was our first place to visit, beautiful view of the water, a lot of wind - but really nice view. Nice spot for a swim, even at 15 degrees.
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We have done a very nice walk at this beautiful lake. The view is amazing. The lake is cold for a swim but impossible not to go.
Very nice walk in a beautiful area with an amazing view of the Remarkable Lake. It is also great that they have a cafe at the top to enjoy coffee/tea etc.
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One of the best views in New Zealand, 360 degree view, different landscape in the same place. Don't hestitate, do not miss this.
This is the best track I have ever walked. Stunning was the 360 degree view from Mt Jon and an interesting observatory.
So windy but really beautiful, an amazing view of Tekapo Lake!
Stunning walk, the view is beautiful.
Nice views, good climb.
Beautiful on a sunny day. Great views, definitely recommend. Do not go there on a cloudy day.
Easy walk up to the Astro Centre. Beautiful view over the valley and Lake Tekapo.
Our first walk - good for beginners.