New Zealand, Aoraki (Mt Cook)

Lake Tekapo

5.0Glacial lakesLupin fieldsWalking trailsScenic viewsMountain lakesScenic drives

Lake Tekapo is a picturesque lake located in the heart of the Mackenzie Basin, renowned for its stunning turquoise-blue color, which is caused by the presence of finely ground rock particles in the glacial meltwater that feeds it. Surrounded by mountains and with the Church of the Good Shepherd located on its shore, Lake Tekapo is a breathtaking sight to behold.

In addition to its natural beauty, Lake Tekapo offers a range of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy. These include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, and skiing during the winter months. The lake is also home to the Tekapo Springs Hot Pools, which offer a relaxing soak with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.