Location

Lake
Tekapo

New Zealand

About Lake Tekapo

Located in the heart of New Zealand's beautiful South Island, Lake Tekapo is one of the most amazing places you'll ever see! By day, the vivid turquoise-blue lake is framed by golden mountains with pure skies above. By night, a dazzling array of stars appear with unique features only seen in the Southern skies. Tekapo is situated in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, one of the best stargazing places on earth!

THE LAKE TEKAPO VILLAGE

The Lake Tekapo Village is home to a small but vibrant community of 300 people from New Zealand and around the world. Services include restaurants and cafes, retail shops, a petrol station and a supermarket. A wide variety of accommodation is available, from 5-star bed and breakfasts to hotels to unique holiday homes. Tourist activities include scenic flights, jet-boating, stargazing, hot pools, skiing and more!

THE MACKENZIE REGION

From snow-capped mountains to golden tussock-lands to dazzling blue lakes, the Mackenzie Region is a unique and treasured landscape in New Zealand. The main towns are Tekapo, Fairlie, Twizel and Aoraki/Mt Cook Village with a small population of just 4,600. Home to the tallest mountain, the longest glacier, the most beautiful night skies, and breath-taking open spaces, the Mackenzie Region is a must-do for all travellers!

Planning your Lake Tekapo trip

HOW TO FIND US

Lake Tekapo is located in the middle of the South Island of New Zealand, a 3-hour drive from Christchurch or Queenstown. There is no domestic or international airport, so driving is the main form of transportation.

Driving times

  • Christchurch to Lake Tekapo:
    3 hours
  • Queenstown to Lake Tekapo:
    3 hours
  • Lake Tekapo to Aoraki/Mt Cook:
    1.25 hours

Transport

From the
Airport

There is no public airport in Tekapo. The closest international airports are in Christchurch and Queenstown, a 3-hour drive from either direction.

Tekapo
Taxis

Tekapo Taxis provides a friendly, safe and helpful service for tourists and locals. Transfers are available within Tekapo as well as longer distances or food service deliveries upon request.

The Cook Connection

The Cook Connection operates a daily return bus service between Tekapo, Twizel and Aoraki/Mt Cook. Relax and take in the sights of the amazing Mackenzie Region!

Fluctuations in water temperatures may occur due to environmental conditions.
We reserve the right to close individual pools due to weather, maintenance or health and safety requirements.

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