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The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains. The Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country...more
Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely the most photographed church on earth. This surprisingly small edifice against the dynamic backdrop is absolutely stunning show casing God’s creative genius. You can’t be here and not accept that there is a Designer behind all the splendour. If the church doors are opened...More

Thank Kwoolguy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just quaint but stunning church against the backdrop of Lake Tekapo especially during sun setting moments... the winds blew from the lake is nasty.. so prepare yourself with dishellved hair.

Thank lawc22
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A short time spent at this simple but beautiful church. Warmly welcomed by volunteer and took the chance to sit quietly and look out of their altar window. You don't need stained glass when you have that view. Whoever built this church k new what...More

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is in a stunning location. Difficult for photo shots because of the amount of tourists, but every person we came across was very friendly.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stunning place but unfortunately has a constant stream of tourists. Reminded me of busy attractions in Europe or USA!

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Church absolutely gorgeous, view to live for. Ramp for people on wheels a little hard to see as it's further located from the carpark. Outside of the three main paths you'd struggle with a baby in a stroller. Although with that said, the gravel spitting...More

Thank TheAverageWife
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little church right on the lake with great views. Pity it is plagued by too many tourists at the one time.

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful little church in a really lovely setting. We went inside to sit quietly. Its apity the Asian tourists either can't read the signs or don't have regard for the request for respect. That was definitely not shown during our visit.

Thank Daph P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small picturesque stone church overlooking Lake Tekapo is a must see when visiting the area. The church is gorgeous and the backdrop of lake and snow capped mountains just stunning. It has a big car park nearby or your can walk over a bridge...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to come by in the night if you have the chance, and pray for a clear sky. The stars and the clear skies make a great photographic scene.

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Gabby Q
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Response from Happytraveller604 | Reviewed this property |
A donation is asked for - but no set amount.
Rachel SI N
4 April 2018|
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Response from Sunny W | Reviewed this property |
When we traveled in January, there was a car park just outside the church. Hope it’s still available there.
18 November 2017|
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Response from O8936FHmarys | Reviewed this property |
Apparently they are blooming. My friends were there last weekend and took some beautiful photos.