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Church of the Good Shepherd

Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed yesterday

We were there to visit the Church, but was surprised to see the whole field of Lavender around the church! together with the beautiful views, i ended up taking more photos with the lavenders than the church itself~

Thank Trumpboyer86
Reviewed yesterday

this is quite popular destination near Lake Tekapo. needles to say that this icon is beautiful from the distance.

Thank Fajaretta
Reviewed 2 days ago

You get nice photos from the back of the church, walk to the statue of the shepherd with the dog. Leave a donation.

Thank Violet C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fancy going to church that has a glass window directly facing the lake? Kind of cool. If you don't want to look at the priest talking, just enjoy the views. ;)

Thank Penh1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The back of the church is very beautiful under the blue sky. And at night, you can see a Milky Way of stars and a Galaxy from the above

Thank 446juditec
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at a rainy night at Lake Tekapo. After a nice dinner at town center, we decided to check out this infamous church right by the lake. It was only a two minute drive from the town center. When we arrived at the parking...More

1  Thank Tobbie888
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually visited in February 2016, but this page doesn't accept that! Yes, it was very touristy, but the tourists were hustled out as a service was about to begin. We stayed on for the service, in the company of many other nationalities. When I...More

Thank davidwoodgates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If in Tekapo, visiting this church can't be missed ! The church has a sense of being unique and beautiful, amazing views follow behind it. The view from inside the church of the lake is also as spectacular ! We visited here twice, it's better...More

Thank IndefiniteGuest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little church. It is a must see if you are in Tekapo. There were a LOT of tourists and it was hard to have a good look. Very popular and it doesn't take up to much time.

Thank Renae007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is an excellent example of superb stonework and it is placed in a beautiful location. Well worth an easy 7 minute walk over from town or you can drive to it. It is very popular, becasue of its history, especially with bus tours...More

Thank Tom P
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See milky way with our naked eye and only place is at Lake Tekapo - Christchurch and when is the good time to visit NZ both North and SOuth island for a period of 14 days. Dear Traveller , appreciate your sharing. Thanks
28 March 2017|
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Response from old_romantics_2000 | Reviewed this property |
have been twice both times in early Feb just after the kids have gone back to school. The sites aren't as full and the weather is still very warm and sunny.
Jorlyn L
What is Best month to get wed at Good shepherd
15 March 2017|
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Response from Alister1960 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. It is a working church and so there should be a website or the New Zealand tourist board should be able to assist.
Hello, I am wondering if there is a Christmas Eve service or Christmas day service. Thank you for any information you can provide. Nancy
7 December 2016|
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Response from Brenda S | Reviewed this property |
On the 24th Dec 11pm on the 25th 11am