1 March 2018
Lake Tekapo is north of Mount Cook and on our route to Christchurch. It is a popular stop for tourists. The town of Lake Tekapo is small but has all the ammenities a traveller needs and is much larger than Twizel, where we stayed outside Mount Cook. The lake is fantastic but no more than Lake Pukaki. I think it’s better known because it has all the conveniences the town provides.
We drove up to Mount John Observatory which provides a view of the entire lake and surrounding hillsides. There is a nominal entry fee but it is well worth it. The lake can be viewed from a number of locations. We stopped along the shore and at the very popular Church of the Good Shepard.
Lake Tekapo River and Bridge, Church of the Good Shepard
Lake Tekapo and Lake Alexandrina from Mount John Observatory.