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July 19, 2018

There are a few experience boxes that simply must be ticked when one is visiting Tekapo, and enjoying a soak in the famous hot spring spas is no exception. And for good reason! With three separate pools on offer, each a different temperature, there is something to suit...

June 28, 2018

Imagine you are a candle. The wick is your life line. it runs right down your core.

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Last week Sophie saw a shooting star. She was so ecstatic that she spilt her hot chocolate! Although she has lived in Lake Tekapo her entire life, she wanted to learn about the stars. So, she booked onto a tour with Earth and Sky, and when night fell, she headed up to the top of the Mt. John.


Lake Tekapo is the world's largest night sky reserve and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The friendly guides pointed out the most incredible stars, and Sophie asked a list of questions she had written down the night before. They even gave her a hot chocolate (and another one seeing as the first one got knocked over). To see the stars Sophie saw, click here.


Meet Fergus, Ben, Chief, and the rest of the lovely horses at Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking.

Your experienced guides will take you on an adventure you will never forget.

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Sophie's favourite adventure is the one-hour Lake view trek with her favourite horse Billy. Sophie says that you need to listen out for the beautiful skylarks twittering above in the clear summer skies. 


Ever since Sophie was a little girl, she has spent her summers paddle boarding on Lake Tekapo. She wanted to find some new bays to explore, so she went and found Pete, the owner of Paddle Lake Tekapo.


He knew all of the best places to explore. You can click here to contact Pete for a paddle board adventure.


An incredibly friendly family ski area, Round Hill is a true playground for Sophie and her friends. A 45-minute drive up a gravel road, Sophie always makes sure she takes chains in her car and checks the weather forecast.


The weather in the mountains is always on the move and it pays to have everything with you. It’s better to have too much gear as opposed to not enough. To discover the adventure Round Hill has to offer, click here.

Lake Tekapo Village Motel, Village Centre,
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

Phone: 0800 118 666 / +64 3 680 6808

Email: stay@laketekapo.com


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