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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo offers a wide range of world-class recreational pursuits and a unique mix of activities throughout the year. It’s all here, whether it’s tramping, mountain biking, climbing, horse trekking, fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, scenic flights, star-gazing, skiing, heli-skiing, ski touring, cross-country skiing, ice skating, water-skiing, windsurfing or simply soaking up the spectacular vistas.

 

Several artists work at Tekapo, testifying to the scenic splendours of the area. The evening light on bare hills, revealing interesting contours and shades, makes for a painter’s or photographer’s paradise. Several mountain bike trails are available, and walking tracks of all difficulty abound, offering truly breathtaking vistas along the way. One of the most popular trails leads to the summit and restaurant on Mt John. The 360 degree panoramic views are breathtaking. The south-eastern corner of Lake Tekapo has been designated a ‘passive area’, where quiet forms of water recreation are encouraged. This area is popular for swimming and young families coming to grips with boating skills. The new Regional Park encloses the water front and offers wonderful running and cycling opportunities.

Air Safaris offer a range of scenic flights showcasing the local area, Mount Cook and the glaciers of the Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland national Parks.

The ‘Grand Traverse’ is the premier scenic flight option. Operated by fixed wing aircraft the flight is over 200km and 50 minutes of pure NZ scenery covering the golden tussocks and turquoise lakes of the Mackenzie and New Zealand’s highest peaks and largest glaciers including the Franz Josef and Fox in the National Parks. Every passenger is guaranteed their own window to be able to sit back and enjoy the stunning vistas on offer.

Air Safaris also have helicopter flights available and specialise in flights for small groups. With three options to choose from and year round landings available there is bound to be something to suit your needs.

8 Rapuwai Lane, Village Centre

+64 3 680 6880 / 0800 806 880

sales@airsafaris.co.nz

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Late model, comfortable bicycles available for hire by the hour, 1/2 day or day.

Two is easier than one! Tandem bicycles also available.

11 Aorangi Crescent

+64 3 680 6700

bikehire@tekapohostelnz.com

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Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd

+64 3 680 6960

info@earthandsky.co.nz

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Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd

+64 3 680 6960

info@earthandsky.co.nz

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Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd

+64 3 680 6960

info@earthandsky.co.nz

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Alpine Recreation is all about outdoor adventures, specifically trekking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing - plan your next adventure with us!
Based in Lake Tekapo, we offer a range of guided hikes, alpine treks and ascents in the Lake Tekapo area as well as in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.
Our professional mountain guides are very popular for courses teaching you mountaineering, rock climbing or backcountry skiing skills. Our two
private huts and provision of gear make it easy to plan a memorable mountain holiday. Trek, climb, ski with professionals!

8 Erebus Place, Lake Tekapo

+64 3 680 6736 / 0800 006 096

climb@alpinerecreation.com

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The Cairns Golf Course is designed to be a fun golf course, with strategy being a key objective whilst taking in some stunning views of the Mackenzie Basin and Tekapo area. This is golf at its purest, reminiscent of Golf in Scotland where the game has its origins. What you have on this course was always here. All we did was cut the grass to define the fairways. We have tried to preserve what has been here for a long time, including the 70 year old post distance markers on the 9th hole.

Sibbald Drive

+64 21 329 885

thecairns@xtra.co.nz

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Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd

+64 3 680 6960

info@earthandsky.co.nz

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Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd

+64 3 680 6960

info@earthandsky.co.nz

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Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd

+64 3 680 6960

info@earthandsky.co.nz

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WE OFFER...
Bike Repairs
Bike and gear rental
Alps to Ocean (A2O) support
Tailored tours from half day to multi-day
Luggage Transfers, Shuttle Services, Vehicle Relocation

Box 149, Tekapo 7999

+64 3 680 6960

annie@bespokebiketours.nz

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Tekapo's unique jetboat experience gives you the opportunity to connect with New Zealand’s most beautiful lake.

Lake Tekapo

+64 22 634 6287

info@tekapojetnz.co.nz

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Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd

+64 3 680 6960

info@earthandsky.co.nz

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Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd

+64 3 680 6960

info@earthandsky.co.nz

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Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd

+64 3 680 6960

info@earthandsky.co.nz

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